By Carole on Sep 16, 2010
President Barack Obama's brand of compulsive campaigning only works when he has an enemy to attack. Without his immature attempts at sarcasm and ridicule, personal insults and finger pointing, all he has left is his record of abject failure and plummeting job approval rating. But in this election cycle the only enemy left for him to attack is the majority of the American people.
By Carole on Sep 4, 2010
While many Democratic candidates are finding reasons not to be in the same city with President Barack Obama let alone on the same stage, Connecticut Attorney General and US Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal is just desperate enough to accept the president's brand of toxic help. Mr. Obama will travel to the Nutmeg State on September 16 to campaign with Mr. Blumenthal before attending a DNC fundraiser. Considering Mr. Blumenthal's lead over Republican Linda McMahon has plummeted from a robust 30 points earlier this year to a much slimmer 7 point margin, can the Obama Curse make things any worse?
By Carole on Aug 12, 2010
With Democratic candidates refusing campaign visits from President Barack Obama and often refusing to even be seen with him at ceremonial airport greetings, it's obvious they believe that highlighting any connection with the unpopular president will hurt their chances in November. Second stringer Vice President Joe Biden who has spent the last 18 months acting as a gaffe-prone cheerleader for the Obama agenda can't help either and former President Bill Clinton's loyalties may be with someone other than Mr. Obama in 2012. So why not do what many presidents have done and send the First Lady out to charm the voters? Because Michelle Obama seems to have lost much of her charm.
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.
By Carole on May 24, 2010
Caught lying about his Vietnam era service (he claimed to have served "in Vietnam" when he did not), Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal has now misspoken his way through an alleged apology. Since the story first broke, Mr. Blumenthal has claimed he misspoke, that there were "misplaced words" and that he regretted what happened but was still being pressured from veterans groups, the media and political foes to apologize for his deception. His latest statement still doesn't ring true.