...for this pre-election soundbite/gift:
From the Washington Post: "A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn't on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama...While it's the second time Obama has gone down this road, this
comment probably stings more than the last one for Democrats running in
key Senate races -- almost all of which are in red or swing states where
Obama is quite unpopular...While Obama's previous comment
suggested the election was indeed something of a referendum on him,
these comments suggest not only that, but that Democratic candidates are
actually on-board with him -- something most of them have made pains to
argue is not the case...Obama's comments are the kind of thing Democrats might privately say to assure donors, but wouldn't really say in public."
Just a few more weeks...