Republican strategists please note: Organizing for Action, the grass-roots group that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, announced Sunday that it has raised $13.1 million in small donations and now has 3.1 million members.
It’s all geared toward “building the biggest and smartest, most truly grass-roots movement,” the group says in a triumphant mass email.
Another number for the Grand Old Party to consider, just in case anyone is still quibbling over unproductive details: Jan. 1, 2014 dawns in exactly 168 days. The party should now be in a no-dithering zone.
But to be fair, the Republican National Committee is not exactly limping along. According to chairman Reince Priebus, the GOP has $10 million on hand, is upping its social media outreach and getting, well, a little flashy. The “Growth and Opportunity Project” is now underway to raise funds and awareness. Like, the “G-O-P.” Get it?
It’s complicated, there’s a 100-page plan. See it here. Not quite ready to rumble, but it’s a good start.