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February 16, 2010

Dems Continue to Distance Themselves from Obama

Gibbsy has been blathering about a new media strategy that returns the White House to the salad days of the 2008 campaign, but it seems the President's fellow Democrats would prefer him to keep his head down and out of their spotlight:

Richard Blumenthal, the [Connecticut] Democratic attorney general, who is running for the U.S. Senate, Monday said it was “an open question,” whether he would ask President Barack Obama to campaign on his behalf.

Asked if the president’s appearance would be a plus or minus for his campaign, Blumenthal said: “I can’t comment.”

Blumenthal made the remarks after he spoke to a meeting of the Yale College Democrats held at Branford College.

[...]

He said he had not made a decision one way or the other on asking Obama, who came once to Connecticut to campaign for Dodd, as did Vice President Joseph Biden.

When you're a winner, everyone wants you on their team. When you're a loser (*cough*New Jersey*Virginia*Massachusetts*cough*), maybe it would be better if you kept your distance.


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