Valerie Jarrett Makes Another Plea for Black Voters
The White House’s last-minute push for black voters continued today, with senior advisor to the president Valerie Jarrett taking questions from black media during a conference call scheduled by the DNC.
Jarrett’s opening statement, like much of the Q&A that followed, covered ground that’s been covered a lot in the past few several weeks: Though Obama won’t be on the ticket in the midterms, he needs your help.
“Voters have a real choice in this election,” she said. “They can elect and reelect Democratic candidates who are going to join with president Obama to help move our country forward, or they can put Republicans in a position to do what they have been very clear that they intend to do: Obstruct President Obama and stop the change that we all voted for in 2008.”
Though Jarrett’s words were well-worn, there is a truth to them. In a new interview with the National Journal, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
-Cord Jefferson is a staff writer at The Root. Follow him on Twitter.