Obama's Email Writer: Mitch Stewart


Staff member
This guy Mitch Stewart must have spent the entire day trying to figure out how to word this email blast he just sent out. He tried and tried to put a positive spin on the election defeat in Massachusetts.

Andrew --

Yesterday's disappointing election results show deep discontent with the pace of change. I know the OFA community and the President share that frustration.

We also saw what we knew to be true all along: Any change worth making is hard and will be fought at every turn. While it doesn't take away the sting of this loss, there is no road to real change without setbacks along the way.

We could have simply sought to do things that were easy, that wouldn't stir up controversy. But changes that aren't controversial rarely solve the problem.

Our country continues to face the same fundamental challenges it faced yesterday. Our health care system still needs reform. Wall Street still needs to be held accountable. We still need to create good jobs. And we still need to continue building a clean energy economy.

The President isn't walking away from these challenges. In fact, his determination and resolve are only stronger. We must match that commitment with our own.

But it won't be easy. Real change never is. For that reason, I am grateful you're part of this fight with us.

Thank you,


Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America
Take the bolded part for example. Who said anything about "the pace" of change? It seems to me that America simply has a deep discontent with the very change itself.

What do you think of this email?


Son of Liberty
It seems to me America may not be content with the type of change they're proposing. Not that medical care doesn't need reform, not that jobs don't need to be created, but the way to go about them may be what is being objected to, not the pace of any change.

He definitely tried to spin it and I think he's wrong.


Registered Member
No no - he's right. We're so frustrated by the pace of change, we decided to elect a guy who's probably going to be a roadblock for that change. Makes perfect sense to me... :nod: