Steve Rosenthal and Harold Ickes (sounds like icky), the wannabe mack daddies of black voters, have put away their PowerPoint slides (and here).
In the 2004 election cycle, Rosenthal and Ickes undermined black voter empowerment groups and have little to show for it:
In the last days of the campaign it [America Coming Together] had made 23 million phone calls, sent out 16 million pieces of mail, and delivered 11 million fliers. And on top of it all, it had "launched the largest get-out-the-vote effort the Democratic Party has ever seen," turning out "unprecedented levels of voters in the battleground states."
It all sounded very, very impressive. And then ACT listed its accomplishments at the polls, and the results seemed far less impressive. ACT had "helped ensure George W. Bush’s defeat in several of the key states and made the race close in others." It had "enabled Democrats to take back the Oregon state legislature for the first time in 10 years." It had helped Missouri Democrat Robin Carnahan win election as Missouri secretary of state. And finally, "In New Hampshire, we saw wins for the presidential race and the governor’s race, as well as a gain of four state senate seats."
And that was it. Soros and all his colleagues had spent $200 million to elect a Democratic secretary of state in Missouri.
Hey, guys, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.