We might all be tempted to bask in the good feelings of seeing a lot of press that hints at the fact that Pombo just may be a liar. However, every minute we spend in self-congratualtion is a minute that Karl Rove and associates are working their butts off to make sure the Pombo keeps his seat.
If you go back to the spring time special election to fill the seat of jailed Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Democrats seemd to think that Busby had a real chance. What they did not count on was the fact that the Republicans executed a much better end game and delivered a large number of votes for a professional lobbyist and the election turned the way Rove wanted.
Maybe the biggest threat to the McNerney campaign comes from another Democrat. Phil Angelides has run such a lackluster campaign that many are forecasting a low turn out on election day. When the top race lack interest, or seems to be a foregone conclusion, voting totals are depressed.
We can not allow that to affect the 11th Congressional District race. Pombo complained about the work of the bloggers in arranging to get volunteers to canvass many neighborhoods. Well, we bloggers took notice. Yes, we helped raise money for McNerney. Yes, we spread the word about opportunities to walk through new neighborhoods and tell absolute strangers about Jerry.
Now, it is time to do the last, and maybe the most important thing we have to do. We need to generate the same enthusiasm for getting out the vote that we have done for canvassing. KTVU had a story the other night about the way in which the Republican Party manages to deliver the absentee vote. They cited the Contra Costa County Republicans who have made multiple contacts to the 50,000 Republicans reminding them of the upcoming absentee voting opportunity.
Well, folks, the absentee ballots are in the mail. The Republicans are hard at work. The McNerney Campaign needs volunteers to help ensure that absentee ballots are actually voted, and voted for Jerry. I don't know about other counties, but the South County Democratic Club in Morgan Hill is going to be working this weekend to ensure that every person who gets an absentee ballot is casting that ballot for Jerry. The same is happening in Brentwood.
Brentwood for McNerney: Get out the Absentee Vote.
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Sharon Welton
More details go to jerrymcnerney.org
Morgan Hill: Get out the Absentee Vote.
Time: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Contact: Charmaine Jabr
Phone: Charmaine: 408.623.3178
More Details go to jerrymcnerney.org
Other opportunities: See the events calendar at http://www.jerrymcnerney.org/events.asp