Video: McCaskill runs away from Obama at light speed

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has been riding high recently, with a new breath of life having been breathed into a campaign previously left for dead on the side of Election Road. (Well… maybe, anyway.) But this is still the Show Me State and Ms. McCaskill can’t afford to suddenly go all Joe Biden on her constituents. She needs to remain the “Missouri Moderate” and demonstrate her independent streak. What to do?

After a series of television ads critical of her Republican rival, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill focused on her own record and places where she has contrasted with President Obama in her latest campaign commercial…

Citing her roots in rural Missouri, the narrator cites times where she has opposed Obama, as McCaskill continues to make her case to Missouri voters that she is a “Missouri moderate.”

“A daughter of rural Missouri, Claire has never afraid to stand up to anyone, including the president on ‘cap and trade,’ anti-business regulations, and the Keystone Pipeline,” the narrator said.

So now we have the Republican candidate who has been told in no uncertain terms that he won’t be getting one penny from the RNC and the Democrat sprinting away from the titular head of her party like Usain Bolt toward a Nike endorsement. Who is going to wind up financing this shindig seeing the way things are going? Either way, when the DNC inevitably announces that they too have a “special surprise guest speaker” on the closing night of Obama’s convention, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be McCaskill. The video follows.