Desperate times for ObamaCare camp?
Targeting a Republican?
Given that there is so much news coming from all different directions about just how far along (or not) Pelosi and the House leadership is to wrangling up the votes to pass ObamaCare, it's sometimes hard to know just where things stand.
But today, (just like the last few days), I get an email from BarackObama.com, (join the list, it's always good for a laugh), asking for people to target Louisiana Republican Representative Joseph Cao and pressure him to vote "yes".
Of course, Cao was the only Republican in the House that voted for the House version of ObamaCare last fall, but he has since changed to a "no" vote. And while I understand that he's not exactly sitting in a Republican district (it's the district he won after the criminal fall from grace by the former Dem Rep. William Jefferson), it still doesn't make much since to dedicate an entire daily blast to your email list encouraging people from all over the country, (I'm in SC for goodness sakes), to target this guy.
In short, it smacks of desperation.
If it's really down to trying to turn a Republican, rather than just focusing on getting 216 out of the 257 Democrats that are in the House to support it, then things aren't going so well.
Maybe Obama needs to give another health care speech? Yeah, that's the ticket!