Monday, March 1, 2010

Personally I Hope Obama Campaigns for Every Democrat in Trouble This Year

The phrase "kiss of death" comes to mind as Las Vegas Review Journal details the effects of Obama's recent campaign pitch for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
Reid got no bounce from Obama's visit on Feb. 19, when the president spoke highly of him at Green Valley High School and to business leaders at CityCenter, polling indicates.

A larger percentage of voters surveyed (17 percent) said they would be less likely to vote for Reid following the president's visit than said they would be more likely to vote for him (7 percent). Seventy-five percent said Obama's visit would have no effect on how they vote.

"Reid was not helped, and Obama was not any more popular than he was before he came to the state," said Brad Coker, managing director at Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
Oh but Obama didn't go to Nevada to give Harry Reid a political boost according to a Reid spokesperson.  I guess he was there to see a few shows, catch a $7.95 Prime Rib special and gamble away Sasha and Malia's college funds or something.  No, really it was about jobs said the spokesperson.  Too bad that all anyone sees when they look at the two of them is health care:
Reid's renewed focus on passing jobs bills in the Senate continues to be overshadowed in voters' minds by Obama's association with the unpopular health care debate, including Thursday's daylong health summit , Coker said.

"It would be to Obama and Reid's advantage to get off health care and get onto issues that people want them to work on," Coker said.
Well they'll get around to focusing on other issues when they are done gambling away their majorities in Congress on,  health care.   Seems like a winning strategy for them, maybe they better double down.
 Via Memeorandum

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1 comment:

  1. I hope they pass this turkey. They continue to believe that public opinion doesn't matter. We'll see.


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