May 31st, 2008
07:15 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama campaign e-mail cites GOP anxiety

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Obama's campaign sent a fundraising e-mail highlighting Republican anxiety in the 2008 race."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - As Democratic leaders began their meeting on Saturday to resolve the dispute over the Florida and Michigan delegations, Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand sent supporters a fundraising e-mail that pointed to Republican anxiety over Obama's possible impact at the polls in November.

In an e-mail titled "Democrats Win Landslide Victory," Republican former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist wrote "I have a real fear of waking up to this headline after the elections this fall," describing concerns among GOP officials over Obama's campaign infrastructure.

"In key states, news accounts indicate Democrats are outpacing Republicans registering voters. We also know Barack Obama's campaign is utilizing the Internet to raise record amounts of money to support his campaign and Democrats nationally," Frist wrote. "... all in the hope that new voters and record resources will produce a Democrat landslide victory this fall."

"There's so much at risk, and conservatives I talk with from all across the country are feeling the rumblings of 'what could be,'..." Frist wrote.

Hildebrand wrote that Frist was "right to be worried," and highlighted the fundraising deadline for the month of May, which ends at midnight, adding that this marked "the last chance to have a meaningful impact on the final three primary contests..."

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soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Leericists

    Honestly i don't think it will even be close in november. Barack will suprise Mc Cain just like he suprised Hillary. Obama campaign has a revolutionary way of doing things and unfortunately McSame and Hillary strategy is not adapted to the new way of reaching voter. That why Clinton Lost and that why Mcsame will loose. Clinton was not ready for Obama Strategy and Mcsame will not be ready.

    May 31, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. B not for Obama

    Don't worry about it Mr Frist , We Hillary supporters will prevail in November. Our party has decided to nominate a rookie and a racist and a large Liberal so we will be glad to fill your coffers. They have signed up alot of new voters but that won't mean that alot of these new voters will vote for Obama . Hillary has about 16.5 million who voted for her so even if half would vote for McCain plus he gets the voters from Florida this will be a cake walk . Keep your chin up we got your back. NOOBAMA in 08

    May 31, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. useless

    and did you find out what portfolios Rev Wright and Father Michael Pfleger are going to get in Obama's cabinet ??

    These guys are generating lot of funds for Obama.

    May 31, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
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