As Obama just proved, once you have the right demographics behind you, there is no chance of losing an election. Another example is the notoriously corrupt substance abuser Jesse Jackson Junior, who did not campaign because of his mental health issues and who ran for reelection from the Laughing Academy:
Jackson, 47, a 17-year veteran of Congress who has bipolar disorder [issued] a statement from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., thanking supporters.
“Once the doctors approve my return to work, I will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. My family and I are grateful for your many heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts. I continue to feel better every day and look forward to serving you.”
He has not appeared in the House since June 8 and has been on medical leave. Jackson did not stage a campaign event or run any TV ads, but he did address voters in a recent automated phone call.
The congressman is now under federal investigation over alleged misuse of campaign dollars. His conduct in seeking a Senate appointment in 2008 is also under review by the House Ethics Committee.
His district? The same Southside Chicago that spawned Obama. Given current trends, he might eventually follow Obama into the White House.
The “outreach” (i.e., groveling) panicked Republicans have been preaching is not going to save them from extinction. The metastasizing Democrat base will vote for the Democrat candidate literally no matter what.
On a tip from Varla.