By Carole on Aug 1, 2010
Advisers to President Barack Obama say he will concentrate largely on delivering a message, raising money and motivating voters from afar, rather than on racing from district to district. (source) In other words, as the president's job approval rating continues to drop, a joint campaign appearance with Mr. Obama would be toxic for any candidate in the upcoming mid-term elections.
While it's easy to understand why his fellow Democrats don't want to be associated with the man most connected to unsustainable government spending and an economy at risk of dipping back into recession before it's completely out of the last one, it's difficult to see how candidates with a D after their name will be able to put enough distance between themselves and the failed policies and far-left agenda of the Obama administration.
Though he promised a post-partisan presidency, Mr. Obama has presided over one of the most divisive periods in modern American politics and with those battle lines clearly drawn on every major legislative vote and pending issue, there is no ideological middle ground on which a candidate can take shelter. Old seemingly reasonable words like moderate, maverick and independent have been exposed as nothing but go-along-to-get-along dodging; an attempt by some professional politicians to hold onto power without taking a stand for or against the Obama agenda as enacted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and the rest of the president's Congressional accomplices.
So while many Democrats choose to hide from the chance to appear publicly with President Obama, they will not be able to run from the Obama record of huge deficit spending, unpopular programs, job-killing legislation, broken promises and empty rhetoric.
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