So the Obama campaign sees its task as "cementing a center-left coalition made up (. . .) of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists" and poor people?
That's like me embarking on a bold campaign to cement a coalition made up of people with the last name of Miller — who live in Glendale, Wisconsin — their pets (as long as I keep their litter box clean) and my blow-up doll.* (Say hello to the nice people, Susie!)
To reach goals in life, we have to do things we wouldn't do otherwise.
So I'm donating money to the campaign so it can make sure my therapist doesn't become a teabagger? If the Obama campaign pisses him off, will he become a skinhead out of spite? ("Better add extra whey protein to my smoothie, Amber. I've got a savage, racially motivated beating to administer at 9:30!")
Winning the votes of people who wouldn't vote for you otherwise is called running a campaign.
*I don't have a blow-up doll. Honest.