Obama = Political Albatross??

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    Stinging column in U.S. News regarding the political poison that could now be the Obama endorsement.

    With strong recent losses in Virginia and New Jersey being followed by a potentially disastrous loss in ultra-liberal Massachusetts, the Obama agenda appears poised to initiate a series of electoral disasters on the Democrat Party...
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    Brown vs. Coakley Shows Obama Has Become a Political Albatross

    Seeing President Barack Obama reverse course and make a last minute/last ditch effort to save the Coakley campaign brings back memories of November, when Obama put his prestige and political capital on the line in an unsuccessful attempt to save the gubernatorial campaigns of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine and Virginia’s Creigh Deeds.

    Those two elections were a stinging rebuke of the Obama Agenda – higher taxes, government control of health care and out of control spending. Since November, Obama’s poll numbers have only fallen. Coupled with the “perfect storm” that is Martha Coakley’s candidacy – a bad candidate running a bad campaign in a bad year for Democrats – and it may be shocking, but not altogether surprising that Scott Brown is in a position to win.


    ...Coakley’s missteps, astonishing though they are, are really a sideshow to the larger issue of the effect Obama’s declining poll numbers have on Democratic candidates. When in a short three-month period Republicans win in New Jersey and are in a position to win in Massachusetts that translates into an environment absolutely poisonous for Democrats

    ...For Democrats locked in tough election battles – including Arkansas’ Blanche Lincoln, Michael Bennet in Colorado, Maryland freshman Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil, the race for the open Ohio Senate seat – Tuesday’s results are essentially both anti-climatic and unimportant. They’ve seen their 2010 electoral environment – and it ain’t pretty.


    Brown vs. Coakley Shows Obama Has Become a Political Albatross - Doug Heye (usnews.com)
     
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    Are you saying 'blame Bush' doesn't work anymore?
     
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    yes.
     
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    former Republican National Committee communications director?

    who the hell cares what he thinks?
     
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    US News, since they printed it.
     
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    He's looking to be a bigger liability than Bill Clinton. Who, BTW, I just heard proudly declare how he and Hillary used their frequent flier miles back in the seventies for a trip to Hawaii. FF Miles didn't emerge until deregulation in the 80's. Good Lord Bill.
     
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    Ah yes, when you can't refute the argument attack the messenger, seems to be the stock & trade from certain quarters these days.

    I'm not convinced that New Jersey and Virginia where referendums on the Obama Presidency and Agenda, since both Democratic Candidates were horrible (especially Corzin) and ran shoddy campaigns, while McDonnell ran an outstanding campaign and Christie did just enough to win.

    As far as Coakley goes, there's more evidence to support the assertion that the Obama "agenda" is dragging her down but it still appears that a large part of her troubles are of her own making and the excellent campaign that Brown is running.
     
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    The Clintons never miss a chance to tell a pointless lie.
     
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    When your doing an election autopsy on Wednesday, you might want to start here.
     
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    Well, then I guess we've debunked the myth that the 2006 midterms were a referendum on Bush and rather bad campaigns by Republicans?
     

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