HolyCoast: MoveOn Pleads Poverty, Trying to Get Out of Losing Races

Thursday, May 31, 2012

MoveOn Pleads Poverty, Trying to Get Out of Losing Races

I can't blame them for not wanting to spend money trying to elect bad candidates:
MoveOn, a giant in the progressive political world and an early endorser of Barack Obama in 2008, warns that it might have to “pull the plug” on key campaigns to help Obama and Senate Democrats if its 7 million members don’t pony up with at least $5.

Without a rush of new cash, MoveOn says it will have to give up efforts to elect Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, help the recall fight against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and energize younger voters who’ve soured on Washington.

“It's like picking which of your kids you love the most. I just can't do it,” said MoveOn in an email plea. “If we can’t increase our budget, we might have to dramatically scale back or pull the plug on some of MoveOn’s most important election efforts this year.”
Scott Walker will win his recall race fairly easily and Elizabeth Warren's campaign is in big trouble. I think MoveOn might be trying to find an excuse not to support sure losers.

And apparently their former supporters aren't excited about funding losers either.

2 comments:

Larry said...

How many of their 7 million members donated to get Obama elected, only to lose their jobs as a result? Then MoveOn sends them a letter asking them for more money so they can do more of the same.

Sam L. said...

GOSH! MoveOn needs money? Does this mean George Soros is reduced to eating pork&beans out of a can, heated by a candle? Oh, the JOY!