Charles Pierce over at Esquire sums it up nicely
For some reason, and I may never figure out why, the national Democratic party seems locked into the notion that there are national campaigns and local campaigns and that the latter affect the former only in what is accidental. Whereas the Republicans, through their vast interlocking political institutions like ALEC, take as gospel the notion that the national and the local are indistinguishable from each other in every important way. It’s inconceivable that a Republican effort to recall a Democratic governor would have to call national headquarters more than once before the dough started rolling in….
According to the Wisconsin Dem, the party has asked the DNC for $500,000 to help with its massive field operation. While the DNC has made generally supportive noises, the money has not been forthcoming, the official says — with less than a month until the June 5th recall election. The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Foot, meet bullet.