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"He is a walking radioactive disaster"

Yea... that George W. Bush... just needs to be shunned completely... and... er... what's that?  I'm sorry... oh really?  We're not talking about W.?  Then who?

No kidding?

Two years after his coattails helped sweep two dozen Democrats into office, President Obama is proving more a boon to Republicans than to Democrats during the midterm elections. His poll numbers are so morose that Democrats are planning ways to avoid his shadow, while Republicans plot strategies aimed at tying Obama to every incumbent member of Congress they can.

The advice from Democratic consultants and strategists is almost unanimous: Run away from the president, and fast. A prominent Democratic pollster is circulating a survey that shows George W. Bush is 6 points more popular than President Obama in "Frontline" districts -- seats held by Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sees as most vulnerable to Republican takeover. That Bush is more popular than Obama in Democratic-held seats is cause for outright fear.

But disassociating oneself from an incumbent president is never easy, and Democrats have to walk a narrow line. Based on conversations with more than a dozen Democratic political operatives, here's some advice for candidates looking to chart their own course, one that will send them back to the 112th Congress:

Walk, Don't Run: "He is a walking radioactive disaster," one senior Democratic operative said of the president. But any effort to seriously distance oneself from Obama is dangerous for an incumbent; go too hard against the president and voters think the candidate is faking it.

"People know that a Democratic congressman will agree with a Democratic president more often than not, so the worst thing a candidate can do is manufacture differences with the president," said Phil Singer, a party strategist and former top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign. "Voters can spot a fake right away."

Yet we know that's not true or Obama wouldn't be in the White House.  Nevertheless, this seems to be good news.

Time will tell but it's certainly hope and change to believe in at this point.

Mmm, mmm, mmm.

H/T Hot Air via The Anchoress.


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Comments (12)

Obama meet the bus that you... (Below threshold)
mpw280:

Obama meet the bus that you were so fond of throwing people under. To quote "How's that working out for you?". mpw

If a Democrat runs away fro... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

If a Democrat runs away from Obama does that automatically make them a racist Islamophobe?

But....but....but....didn't... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

But....but....but....didn't Barry tell Democrats not to worry about passing ObamaCare? As Barry said, "You've got me!"

Obama has turned into dogsh... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Obama has turned into dogshit the Democrats have stepped in. No matter how much they scrape the bottom of their shoe the stink follows them where ever they go.

How do I get Dear Leader to... (Below threshold)
JJ:

How do I get Dear Leader to come to NY and campaign for Louise Slaughter?

Remember how they were goin... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Remember how they were going to 'sell' ObamaCare this summer? Now their strategists are telling them DON'T TALK ABOUT IT!

Barry is the blacksheep of ... (Below threshold)
Nine-Fourteen:

Barry is the blacksheep of November. Nobody wants him. Nobody needs him. And he just dont get it.

I have said it before here,... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I have said it before here, I'll say it again.

The election this November is going to be like no other election in American history. Democrats will rue the day that 'The Won' was nominated and then swept into office with candidates that won in normally Republican leaning districts.

There is no way in hell they retain office because conservative that stayed home because they were mad at Republicans are now going to unleash the floodgates of hell on a Democrat administration, House and Senate that has screwed them out of their life savings, jobs and sold they and their children's futures for promises they'll never be able to keep.

Radioactive my ass, those bastards are hotter than the Sun and not many people are going to vote for them knowing they enabled the events that have unfolded the past 18 months.

#4 davidt said it best..Awe... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

#4 davidt said it best..Awesome line.

Obama=The stink that follows you after stepping in dog shit....

Keep on campaigning Barry!

/holding nose

As a practical matter, I ha... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

As a practical matter, I have to question the strategy of voting 100% down the line for the Obama agenda and then trying to "run away from him."

I suppose many Democrats figure, "Hey, these rubes were dumb enough to elect ME in the first place, they will fall for anything."

We shall see, shan't we?

Is this why I read today th... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Is this why I read today that:

"Obama now blames poor job numbers on Congressional inaction"

Side note. Just google "Obama blames" and look at those results. No wonder they're running from the Erkel in chief.

what's that? I'm sorry.... (Below threshold)
john:

what's that? I'm sorry... oh really? We're not talking about W.? Then who?

I thought you were talking about Sarah "Kiss of Death" Palin.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ifPk9qDgYNNhRrpJHBNOBYRaIa8QD9HMRKMO4




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