The White House has over 1.75 million followers on Twitter.
The latest presidential tweet is a bit stale (17 hours ago), but right on target.
“Obama to Senate GOP blocking increase in oil company liability: “stop playing special interest politics” http://bit.ly/d65jfY“
The White House needs to send out the exact same message, but replacing “increase in oil company liability” with “financial reform”, and then linking to the Merkley-Levin amendment and the imminent failure of the Volcker Rule and meaningful financial reform.
How hard can that be?
Update (12:40pm): at about 10:30am, the president’s staff put out this tweet (@BarackObama; i.e., http://twitter.com/BarackObama, with nearly 4 million followers):
“It’s time for Wall St. reform that gives greater security to folks on Main Street. Call your Republican Senators today: http://j.mp/cwhtg7“
Good tweet – but the president should call explicitly for Merkley-Levin to pass; this is his own Volcker Rule, after all. Here’s Senator Jeff Merkley, to the point: http://twitter.com/senjeffmerkley