Following up on President Obama’s speech on the economy in Ohio last week, in which Obama decided to make things personal and call out House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) eights times in 45 minutes for having “no new ideas,” the Democratic National Committee has launched a new website: http://www.boehnerland.com/
The site picks up where Obama left off, taking special care to point out the plenitude of connections the minority leader has to lobbyists in Washington and asking voters to “imagine the huge influence they’ll have if he becomes Speaker of the House.”
All in all, singling out Boehner represents a major shift for the President, who spent most of his first year and a half in office attempting to signal to voters that he was above the fray of partisan politics. With Democrats down in the polls by such large margins, especially when voters are asked to pick a generic Republican over a generic Dem, however, Democrats best hope is in pointing out the most corrupt or eccentric aspects about their opponents in order to keep the races local and personal.
Boehner, with his close circle of lobbyists and former aides now working for Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R. J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS, among other companies, seems like the perfect target for this strategy.