Sensing he sees the Senate slipping from the grasp of the Democrats, President Obama turned to radio Tuesday to try to turn out more voters. He appeared on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and Al Sharpton's program Tuesday. He's called in to seven syndicated radio shows so far this week, mostly appealing to the African American community to get out the vote.
According to the AP, President Obama told Smiley, "We do not vote, unfortunately, in midterm elections at as high a rate as we do during presidential elections. I'll bet there are a whole bunch of folks listening to your show who may not even know that there's an election going on. I need everybody to go vote." Most political prognosticators are saying the Republicans have a good chance to take the Senate but many races are too close to call. Democratic candidates are snubbing the President in their hometowns which is part of the reason he's doing these interviews.
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