A recurring theme in the media’s horse race coverage of the presidential election is a so-called diminished enthusiasm among voters who backed President Obama in 2008 and a corresponding burst of excitement on the right for Mitt Romney.
Don’t tell that to Working America’s Peter Drummond, who along with hundreds of other Working America members in Wisconsin, is talking to working family voters every night. He tells the American Prospect:
The energy is there. The passion is there. Any reports the Republicans have of a cheesehead revolution where they're taking over the state are greatly exaggerated.
This week, American Prospect is looking at the ground game of both sides in five swing states—Colorado, Florida (tomorrow), Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin—and highlighting Working America’s canvassers in the Colorado, Ohio and Wisconsin installments. The even-handed series also talks to Republican and Democratic operatives and allied groups of both campaigns.
In Colorado, when canvassers encounter Romney voters, they’re finding it’s not the issues that form the basis of their support for the Republican contender, says Working America’s Kevin Pape—it’s their hatred of the president.
We’re not seeing anybody who’s saying, “I like what he has to say about X, or I really like what he’s going to do for education.”
Read more about Working America’s actions on the group’s Main Street blog.