A Stunt ACORN Would Think Up

We get this little nugget from Dana Milbank about Organizing America’s collection of pledges in support of the president’s budget:

CNN and the Huffington Post dutifully reported the DNC’s claim of 642,000 pledges. Network cameras and the BBC showed up to film the operation. “We had one of the big printers downstairs smoking last night,” party spokesman Brad Woodhouse said.

That’s a rather cheesy move, and indicative of the difficulty in rallying troops to the president’s policies. It is one thing to elect the Agent of Change. It is quite another to drum up support for a $3.5 trillion budget.