A Note From Barack

How embarassing. The one debate I miss, and wouldn’t you know it, Barack–we’re on a first-name basis, see, but being one of those mannerly Harvard guys, he  uses the more formal “Charles” instead of Chris– sends me a note the very next morning asking for my thoughts. ( see below).

 I wrote back asking how big our tax cut will be in light of the, uh, somewhat altered financial realities. I mean, anything’s nice, but I’d like to know if it will be 5%, 10%, maybe even 20%? Or is that too much to ask? Sure don’t wanna be greedy in these perilous times. I’ll let you know what he says.


Charles —

I thought the differences between John McCain and me were pretty clear tonight.

I will fight for the middle class every day, and — once again — Senator McCain didn’t mention the middle class a single time during the debate.

If you agree that we need to cut taxes for 95% of working families, reduce health care costs, and end the war in Iraq responsibly, then I need your help right now.

And if you heard John McCain push more of the same discredited policies, including tax cuts for the wealthy and giant corporations, tax increases on health care, and continuing to spend $10 billion a month in Iraq, then now is the time to act.

Four weeks from tonight, we’ll know which of us will be the next president.

The time to make a difference in this election is running out .

Thank you,



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