How hard is it for a Democratic President to fill a hall in Massachusetts when campaigning for a Democratic governor? According to the Boston Herald and Jules Crittenden, one does not need to look to Virginia to see a big enthusiasm gap for a Democrat in the first year of Hopeandchange. Barack Obama and Deval Patrick put together couldn’t fill more than half of the Westin Copley. In, as I mentioned earlier, Massachusetts, one of the bluest of the blue states:
Geez. I’m sure Deval is glad to have the $600,000 grand, but maybe Barry should have done him a favor and stayed in D.C. To avoid the Bush-like embarrassment of low turnout and protestors. And we aren’t even a year into the first term yet.
Obama appeared to sense the big mistake made in appearing at the political equivalent of a Mary Richards dinner party, telling the crowd audience:
“There really should be no doubt that this guy gets a second term. But let’s be honest. This is going to be a tough race … ”
That ought to fire them up! Maybe Obama should remind his staff of that … and perhaps ask why a Democrat would have a “tough race” in Massachusetts with Obama in the White House. He could take a peek next door in Virginia and ask himself the same question.
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