Michigan dodged a bullet last week when we chose Virg Bernero as our Democratic candidate for governor over Blue Dog Andy Dillon.
But here’s something to chew on:
Number of people who voted for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in last week’s primary election in Michigan: 1,047,048
Number of people who voted for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in last week’s primary election in Michigan: 528,119
That’s a 2:1 ratio. That’s an “enthusiasm gap”, kids, I suspect it is playing out similarly across the country.
So what are we going to do about it?
May I suggest hooking up with your local Organizing for America (OFA) group? Our single-minded focus (“Vote 2010”) between now and the election in November is getting first time voters from 2008 and sporadic voters back to the polls in November. They are being asked to sign pledge cards saying that they promise to vote and we’ll be sending those cards back to them right before the election to remind them of their pledge.
This is an effort that will benefit all Democrats up and down the ticket. It’s an easy ask, an easy task, and we’d love to have you on board.
I’m just sayin’…