Lack of Coattails

I'm on the Obama mailing list, and last night they sent me an email (embedded below) urging me to vote for Eric Massa.

That's about all the help Massa can expect from the Obama campaign, which isn't spending much in sure-win New York. That's unfortunate for Massa, because Obama is deploying the most sophisticated get-out-the-vote (GOTV) operation in recent Democratic history.

Similarly, Randy Kuhl can expect little help from the cash-strapped McCain campaign, which conceded New York before the election started.

According to independent polls, Obama and McCain are running neck-and-neck in the 29th, which is a switch from 2004, when Bush took the district by 14 points. But without a GOTV effort from either campaign, neither Congressional candidate will be riding coattails.

Dear Rottenchester,

You can change politics in this country at every level -- up and down the ballot.

Our records show that you live in New York's 29th district.

There's a candidate in New York who's working to bring the change this country needs, and that candidate is Eric Massa. Get involved and help bring change now.

Eric Massa for Congress:
Visit the website

Don't wait until Election Day to support Massa. Get involved today to make sure New York has a strong representative to take our country in a new direction.


Obama for America

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Is Eric Massa in favor of redistributing the uber-hyped Joe the Plumber's wealth too? Massa can be in President Robin Hood's band of merry men... although he's a bit lacking in the "merry" part of things, from what I've seen.

No, because Joe doesn't make $250K a year. He wants to, someday, good for him. Until then, he'll get a tax cut.

Not a tax cut... just hopefully no further tax increases. There won't be any tax cuts under the Dem spending plan.

Nope. Both Obama and McCain would cut his taxes. Obama cuts more than McCain:

What's up with all the whacks around here in the comments? Did Drudge or Instapundit link here?