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Obama's campaign asks supporters to grade its performance
The Hill ^ | 6/10/12 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 06/10/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT by Libloather

Obama's campaign asks supporters to grade its performance
By Meghashyam Mali - 06/10/12 06:40 AM ET

President Obama’s campaign is calling on supporters to grade its performance amid a difficult early June for his reelection bid against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

“This campaign is ramping up, and the decisions we make right now will shape our path to victory in November,” said campaign manager Jim Messina in an email to supporters sent Saturday night.

“That's why I want your input, because you are the ones building this campaign on the ground in your community. We want to know from you what's working, what we could be doing better, what you care about, and what you're hearing about the President and this campaign,” said Messina.

The email contains a link to a survey asking backers to rate which issues are most important to them and the effectiveness of the campaign’s efforts so far.

The supporter survey comes on the heels of a difficult month for the president, which saw Obama’s team on the defensive over a still weak economy, a set-back for Democrats and labor groups in Wisconsin’s recall election, a strong fundraising month for rival Romney and increasing congressional anger over a series of national security leaks.

On Friday, Obama compounded his woes on the economy when he was forced to quickly walk back a remark saying that the private sector was “doing fine.” Republicans, led by Romney, who said it showed Obama “out of touch with the American people,” quickly pounced on the statement.

On Tuesday, Democrats also suffered an embarrassing defeat in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall election, raising questions about whether the key state could be won by Republicans in November. Obama, who sought to distance himself from the effort, faced criticism from many in his own party for not doing more to back Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s (D) bid to unseat GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

Obama was also forced to reject growing Republican calls to maintain the Bush era-tax rates, which are set to expire, after former President Bill Clinton appeared to endorse the idea in a CNBC interview.

Adding to those worries, the administration announced Friday that two U.S. attorneys would investigate the disclosure of classified intelligence information which has spurred bipartisan anger. Republicans though have pushed for a special independent counsel to investigate the leaks.

The campaign survey sent Saturday asks respondents to mark which of “President Obama’s accomplishments are you most proud of” and rate which issues they believe are the most important and would like the campaign to focus more attention on.

Many of the questions also seek to gauge the effectiveness of the campaign’s efforts against Romney. One asks supporters if they are familiar with the campaign’s “Romney Economics” website and ad videos, which direct attacks against Romney’s business record as head of private-equity giant Bain Capital.

Others ask respondents if they have viewed Obama campaign videos on television or videos from the Romney campaign and pro-Romney super-PACs attacking the president’s record.

Fundraising numbers released this week show that Romney and the Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by $76.8 million to $60 million in May.

Obama’s campaign has expressed concerns they will be outspent by pro-Romney super-PACS, many of which have received funds from wealthy donors.

Respondents are also prompted to ”rate the performance of the campaign so far” on a scale with 7 for “great” and 1 for “poor” and to describe their enthusiasm for the president and his campaign on a scale from “very enthusiastic” to “not enthusiastic at all.”

The survey also comes after a campaign video to supporters released earlier in the week where Messina reassured backers who had seen Romney rally in the polls after his bruising GOP primary.

“We knew this was going to be a tough race, and we knew that once Mitt Romney locked up the nomination, Republicans would get behind him and this race would be tight, just like we always knew it would be,” Messina said in the video.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: campaign; elections; grade; performance
They're in big trouble if they have to do crap like this.
1 posted on 06/10/2012 6:07:42 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

B+ is the new F.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 6:10:00 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Libloather

Do I really need to say it?

F-


3 posted on 06/10/2012 6:10:19 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Libloather

Even my 27 year old PDD challenged son knows when someone if fishing for a compliment.


4 posted on 06/10/2012 6:11:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Libloather

I just checked my inbox...nope, they didn’t send me the survey. Too bad.

It’s odd they’d send out a survey that can be ridiculed for the obvious concerns it raises. Aren’t these sort of questions normally handled in closed-door focus groups? Or, more likely, it was a fund-raising mail disguised as a survey. Either way, it doesn’t look good for them.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 6:13:33 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Libloather

Sounds like they’re all ready to announce that His “supporters” agree with Hussein’s own personal assessment of His job performance — what a surprise!


6 posted on 06/10/2012 6:16:17 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Libloather

7 posted on 06/10/2012 6:16:35 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Why an F- ? I like what they’re doing. I don’t want them to improve.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 6:18:12 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: Libloather
"They're in big trouble if they have to do crap like this."

Don't be fooled. They don't care about grades or comments. This is just a ploy to get names, addresses and money.

9 posted on 06/10/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Agree, keep doing the super job you are currently doing.


10 posted on 06/10/2012 6:32:14 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Libloather

Liberals are graded on their intentions not results.


11 posted on 06/10/2012 6:36:49 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Libloather
F-

(and that is being generous!)

12 posted on 06/10/2012 6:43:59 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Libloather
What grade do you think these people will give him?


13 posted on 06/10/2012 6:50:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

The campaign survey sent Saturday asks respondents to mark which of “President Obama’s accomplishments are you most proud of”..I am most proud of his golf scores and vacations..If you are going to do something, do ti full force and well, and he certainly did that..//sarc//


14 posted on 06/10/2012 7:07:41 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Libloather
ie...SEND US ALL YOUR /THEIR $$$$
("beg.. borrow.. steal..deal..kill; it's all 'sob' for the children :)
....is what it really said. :-\
and if you complain about our moronic
aloofness, "shut-the hell up, you serfs. "

15 posted on 06/10/2012 7:48:45 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Libloather
ie...SEND US ALL YOUR /THEIR $$$$
("beg.. borrow.. steal..deal..kill; it's all 'sob' for the children :)
....is what it really said. :-\
and if you complain about our moronic
aloofness, "shut-the hell up, you serfs. "

16 posted on 06/10/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Libloather
ie...SEND US ALL YOUR /THEIR $$$$
("beg.. borrow.. steal..deal..kill; it's all 'sob' for the children :)
.... is what it really said. :-\
and if you complain about our moronic
aloofness, "shut-the hell up, you serfs. "

17 posted on 06/10/2012 7:53:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Libloather

sorry..triple posts/att, slow to refresh.


18 posted on 06/10/2012 7:56:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Libloather

Well he better put his fingers in his ears and keep saying lalalalalalalalalal can’t hear you LOL


19 posted on 06/10/2012 8:12:20 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Libloather

Obama gets three “F’s”.......

Failure
Fool
Finished

and I won’t use the other word.


20 posted on 06/10/2012 8:31:33 AM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

If it doesn’t turn out the way they want the results will be kept internally.


21 posted on 06/10/2012 9:48:32 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Libloather

Barky’s performance is not just a Failure, it’s a failure that is Unprecedented.

Therefore, my grade is: FU


22 posted on 06/10/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: hapnHal

Sorry I forgot one more F for Obama

“Faggot”

Obama gets four F’s....not bad!

and don’t forget Obama will be celebrating GAY “Homosexual” Pride month for June.


23 posted on 06/10/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

President Obama Visits Philadelphia Tuesday For Fundraiser At Franklin Institute

June 7, 2012 3:53 AM

Reporting Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Star-gazing will take on a different meaning at the Franklin Institute Tuesday evening when President Obama visits for a fundraiser.

Philadelphia Democrat high-flyers have shown their enthusiasm for President Obama, shelling out millions of dollars at a fundraiser last year, but the Obama campaign committee is going to the well again with an event providing various degrees of access to the president linked to ticket prices ranging from $250 for a reception, $10,000 for dinner and $40,000 for a roundtable discussion with the president.

Former Governor Ed Rendell, a well-known Obama supporter, says he thinks the city will deliver for the president.

“They’ll raise significant money. Look, people want the president to win, his support is solid here among the donor base and I think it will be a good event.”

Rendell says this era of super PACS and unfettered corporate contributions has made fundraising more important than ever in presidential politics.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/06/07/president-obama-visits-philadelphia-tuesday-for-fundraiser-at-franklin-institute/


24 posted on 06/10/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Libloather

Where do I vote?


25 posted on 06/10/2012 8:14:52 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Libloather

PS WORST! PRESIDENT! EVER!


26 posted on 06/10/2012 8:17:13 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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