It’s a bad time to be a Democrat, apparently, because they needed to toss out stuff like this pretty darn early this cycle: “[T]he most important news for Democrats going into November is that the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is planning to spend $60 million on data-driven GOTV efforts specially focused on reducing the “midterm falloff” factor.” The link – unlike TPM’s – works, but I wouldn’t recommend clicking one way or the other. The major questions raised by that quote:
- How does the DSCC plan to spend sixty million on a website when they only have eighteen million in the bank and seven months to get the rest?
- Senate control in 2012 will hinge on at least the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. The Democrats won none of those states in 2012. They will need to do better in 2014, not as well.
- And lastly: why isn’t this program up and running now?
…weren’t really answered in the LA Times piece, largely because there aren’t good answers anyway. Well. No good answers for Democrats.
Via… don’t remember, sorry. I think the link is from Mother Jones, only I feel kind of bad for Kevin Drum for having to burn his soul in order to write that kind of tripe.