Well, emails, technically but letters sounds so much more intimate and idealized.
Desperation. Desperation is in the air when the Democrats are scaling back activities at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Convention no-show RSVPs keep mounting and you get emails like the one below which we received today and which starts off with the following:
I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign, if things continue as they have so far.
I'm not just talking about the super PACs and anonymous outside groups -- I'm talking about the Romney campaign itself. Those outside groups just add even more to the underlying problem.
The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the math isn't hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romney's campaign raised more than three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or more.
For a campaign that was down-right giddy over the prospects of potentially raising a billion dollars for their candidate as recently as 3 or 4 months ago, money in politics is suddenly a big problem again. And if they thought that they were getting to that figure on the backs of small donors, they're simply lying.