“We’ve gotta wake up,” says Carville in a fundraising email. “Everywhere I go, people are telling me that ‘Obama has it in the bag.’ Newsflash: nothing is in the bag.”
Carville’s email is part of the growing concern in Democratic circles that the GOP might out-raise and out-spend Obama, whose team had earlier hinted at raising and spending $1 billion.
Carville notes that a lot of well-funded groups are circling the wagons around the Republicans and Mitt Romney. “We’re being attacked by Republicans from every which way. Americans see the president out there fighting for the middle class, but they’ve got the Koch Brothers’ Super PAC hollerin’ in one ear and Karl Rove’s Super PAC squawkin’ in the other.
“We’ve gotta go on offense, talk about how the middle class is in a struggle for its very existence, and hold these wingnut Republicans in Congress accountable.”
While he only seeks $3 from supporters to fight “radical Republicans,” the low-dollar fundraiser is proof that they are working, and for both sides, said fundraisers.
Carville, who has criticized Obama in the past, sent the email on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee which is offering to match “2 for one” every donation.
“I promise you: we can win this in November, but not if Democrats sit on their hands,” he said.
C’mon now! James.”