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To Win, Obama Sacrifices House, State Legislatures

Fuzzy2 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:40 PM
Pretty smart that Obama. Why waste time helping democrats get into congress when you don't need congress for anything? Only a fool would do that.
Barack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats.

That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to run heavy ad campaigns against Mitt Romney and to build an even more effective turnout machine in target states.

But it proved to be less than helpful to his party. Democrats did gain two Senate seats thanks to clueless Republican candidates and Republicans' failure to produce better turnout.

But Democrats got beaten badly in races for the U.S. House and state legislatures. That's clear when you compare the...