Video: Udall not the only Democrat stiff-arming toxic president
posted at 11:27 am on January 30, 2014 by Guy Benson
Go read Erika’s post, then come back for more. Sen. Udall isn’t alone in his notably cool reception to the notion of campaigning side-by-side with The One. In spite of Harry Reid’s sage advice, a number of purple- and red-state Democrats are telegraphing a nervous “thanks, but no thanks” message to the White House. Kay Hagan was a no-show at a recent Obama event in North Carolina (which didn’t stop him from giving her a super helpful shout-out). Scott Walker’s Democratic opponent is also among the “Barack Who?” crowd:
— Greg Neumann (@gneumann_wkow) January 28, 2014
Alaska’s Mark Begich was far more blunt than his evasive Senate colleague from Colorado:
“If he wants to come up [to Alaska], I’m not really interested in campaigning [with Obama]. What I’d like him to do is see why his policies are wrong.”
That critique, while searing, may be more credible coming from someone who doesn’t vote with Obama 93 percent of the time, according to a GOP review. These polls have a number of endangered Democrats spooked, and the gang at CNN can’t help but notice the pattern:
Finally, in case you missed it, I noted over at Townhall yesterday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz — the DNC chairwoman (!) — all but threw in the towel on House Democrats’ chances this fall during an on-the-record interview. She may be an accomplished liar, but it seems she can read these numbers as clearly as anyone else.