The NY Times has discovered that the Health Debate Fails to Ignite Obama’s Grass Roots:
But even among those who turned out for the meetings, many of whom had Obama buttons affixed to their shirts and spoke glowingly of the president, there was a sense of fatigue at the prospect of returning to the political calisthenics the Obama army once required.
Uh, yeah. Because AstroTurf is non-flammable. You can roll it out, but it’s not real grass regardless of how it looks.
The Obama campaign rolled out the best campaign apparatus ever, and it looked real, but it was artificial because people didn’t know who or what they were voting for. The people were real, the enthusiasm was real, but there were no roots.
Now that people know, it’s just not that exciting. Or maybe it’s just hope and change fatigue.