July 30, 2014

Obama’s PAC Has Such Little Support It Will Probably Die


Back in May, the Washington Post legitimately asked how long the Obama PAC “Organizing For Action” (OFA) could survive before dying a quiet, lonely death.

OFA took issue with this and began bombarding Post reporters with emails. Philip Bump writes:

So, we decided to look at what the group’s executive director, Jon Carson, was sending us. To catalog it. To do exactly what Carson apparently intended: Evaluate their work.

In short, we were not terribly impressed.

Ouch. The Post categorized the emails into seven main groups and determined:

By the most important metric, the group is largely ineffective. Of the priorities above — which, according to the group’s mandate, are meant to bolster federal efforts — none has seen national legislative action.

From there, Bump suggests, “Let’s go through them one by one.” What follows is a methodical dissection of a grassroots cadaver. Happy reading!