I am going to compare two actual emails here. The first is from Congressman John Kline emailed on Thursday to his supporters. The second is from Mike Obermueller emailed to his supporters on Tuesday. These are the most recent emails I know of.
The first is about fear. The second is about leadership.
Here is John Kline’s email:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, The Democratic House Majority Fund and the Service Employees International Union are joining force to defeat me in their quest to retake majority control of Congress.
The radical special interests’ war chest of cash combined with the quarter-of-a-million dollars DFL Mike Obermueller raised last quarter will make this a tough race.
Very soon, we’re going to be hit hard by our opponents’ media, mailers and mud and their message is that my staunch opposition to ObamaCare, the Stimulus Plan and Tax Hikes mean that I’m out of touch with our Second District. I disagree! I’ve stayed in close touch with Minnesotans and the government takeover of health care, the failed stimulus package and tax increases are three things we don’t want.
I’m a target of the DCCC, George Soros, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Service Employees International Union and the Liberal Super PACs who have threatened to spend millions to defeat me. But when you help me, I know I’ll win!
PLEASE MAKE YOUR SAFE AND SECURE ONLINE CONTRIBUTION TO KLINE FOR CONGRESS FOR $15, $35, $20 OR $45 for our signs, ads, letters, parade pieces and everything we need to win.
I need you now and thank you for your continued support,
Paid for by Kline for Congress
Here is Mike Obermuller’s email:
Just a few days ago Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made an unfounded and personal attack when she questioned the loyalty of a dedicated public servant, Huma Abedin. These sorts of McCarthy-like attacks should have no place in our political discourse and are the reason why a record number of Americans disapprove of the current Congress. I was heartened in this instance to see the condemnation of Bachmann’s comments came from both sides of the aisle. Speaker John Boehner, Sen. John McCain, Rep. Erik Paulsen, and even Bachmann’s former campaign manager Ed Rollins all said that she was out of line.
There was an exception, however: my opponent, Congressman John Kline.
Read: “John Kline Mum on Bachmann Remarks.” – Star Tribune
The 2nd Congressional District deserves better. Minnesota deserves better. But we won’t be able to retire Congressman Kline without your support.
Our pre-primary reporting deadline is midnight, July 25th. Help us show our grassroots strength by making a contribution today.
Thank you in advance for your support. Together, we will defeat John Kline and return responsible leadership to Washington.
Sincerely, Mike Obermueller
Paid for by Mike Obermueller for Congress, P.O. Box 211682, Eagan MN, 55121
Did you see the difference? John Kline is running against that evil George Soros, the more evil Nancy Pelosi, Liberal Super PACs and the SEIU. He is running against Mike Obermueller’s “radical special interests’ war chest of cash.” Kline is scaring his supporters. He isn’t running against Mike, he is running against an evil boogeyman.
Mike Obermueller on the other hand is running against John Kline. Mike is running against a person who lacks the ability to be an honest leader. He’s running against a “Representative” who can’t even stand up to his own colleague who is lying and putting an innocent person in danger. What sort of leadership is that? Yes, Mike mentions Bachmann, but he isn’t running against Michele Bachmann, he running against John Kline’s lack of response to her irresponsible lies.
It is no surprise though. John Kline’s voting record is nearly identical to Michele Bachmann. He probably agrees with her, he just doesn’t have the nerve to say it out loud. It would be no surprise at all to me if John Kline agreed wholeheartedly with her. I can still see his smirking face when a woman called Barack Obama “an Arab” at John McCain’s local town hall meeting. Kline obviously enjoyed that, he likes that stuff. That must be the best way for him to raise money, lies.
Crossposted by Steve Quist at www.MNDem.wordpress.com