"Leverage" you can use now
Every solicitation for money I get -- and I'm getting a lot -- I am returning by mail, marked with comments, like "FISA?"? "Single payer universal health care?" "Endless list of liberal dem pet cause principled stands to be taken asap?"
Why not? And the beauty part is, they want your money now a lot more than they want your vote later.
After all, your vote may have no place to go, but your money certainly does....
NOTE It's a good post. I like "... so very Cirque-du-Soleil Mongolian acrobat flexible...." How true, how true. So getting Obama to bend our way, if only verbally, would be bad why?