In the wake of the nervousness many people are feeling over Obama’s inability to counter McCain’s negative campaiging, there is a big drive going on now in Democratic circles to fund 527s to hit back on his behalf. The Obama campaign shut the independent expenditure groups down earlier this year, so nobody is really going to have the staff and the research capabilities to be truly effective in this campaign cycle (they needed to start ramping up a year ago).  But if they’re looking for good messaging on the fly, Matt Damon in the video above does a really great job.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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