President Obama’s team is trying to horn in on the attention the nation is lavishing on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, begging his supporters to recall that he won his own re-election just a year ago and urging them to start now to elect Democrats to the House in 2014.
In an email, first lady Michelle Obama said, “One year ago today, we re-elected Barack Obama as President of the United States, and I want to thank you for everything you did to make that happen.”
Now, she added, Democrats must begin work winning enough House seats to put Rep. Nancy Pelosi back in the speaker’s chair. Besides urging supporters to help Democrats in House races, he has already begun to raise money for House and Senate candidates.
She even rolled out her old 2012 campaign motto: “I'm still fired up, and I'm still ready to go!”
One year ago today, we re-elected Barack Obama as President of the United States, and I want to thank you for everything you did to make that happen.
We have made so much progress together, from rescuing our economy from the brink of collapse, to passing health reform, to standing up for our most fundamental rights. But you and I both know that Barack can't keep moving this country forward on his own. He needs leaders in Congress and in state capitals around the nation who will work with him every step of the way.
Right now we are just 17 seats away from taking back the House — and only six seats away from losing the Senate.
I'm going to do everything I can to help candidates who have Barack's back, and I hope you will, too.
Join me, and commit to help elect Democrats next year:
P.S. — I'm still fired up, and I'm still ready to go. Are you?Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.