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  •  Not just messaging, either (1+ / 0-)
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    Kenneth Thomas

    For years, Dems have courted the senior vote.  You always see Dem candidates in all levels of races visiting senior centers, doing photo ops with them, talking to them.

    Why has Obama's community outreach effort to seniors been so skimpy?   When Obama came to our state during his last campaign (and he came here often) he never made trips to senior centers or did photo ops with seniors.

    Elderly voters don't have the physical stamina or strength to attend a rally and stand on their feet for hours.  Obama and OFA need to make an effort to reach out to seniors instead of building walls.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:19:56 AM PST

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