He Starts Thinking About 2010: Obama Calls on Democrats To Focus on Mid-Term Elections

This was posted tonight on the Organizing for America youtube page....

Obama: "It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again"

cnn.com
Obama emphasizes that the key to victory for Democrats in November will be convincing the people who helped fuel his 2008 White House bid - first-time voters - to head to the polls for the second time in two years even though he is not on the ballot.

"It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again," Obama says in the video that was sent to the 13 million people on his Organizing for America's email list. OFA was the Obama presidential campaign organization that is now housed at the Democratic National Committee.

Democratic candidates head into the midterm elections saddled with a struggling economy, a national unemployment rate near double digits, home foreclosures and a nation split over the recently enacted health care reform law. All of this has contributed to voter antipathy toward incumbent politicians and has prompted predictions that Republicans will pick up seats in the House and Senate.

"But despite everything we've done, our work isn't finished," "Today, the health insurance companies, the Wall Street banks, and the special interests who have ruled Washington for too long are already focused on November's congressional elections.

"They see these elections as a chance to put their allies back in power, and undo all that we have accomplished. So this year, I need your help once more."