January 15, 2010

Obama distances himself from Coakley

The bottom has fallen out of the Coakley campaign for MA Senator

... the situation as it exists today explains Barack Obama's decision not to travel to Massachusetts to campaign for Coakley. "If the White House thinks she can win, Obama will be there," the Democrat says. "If they don't think she can win, he won't be there." For national Democrats, the task is now to insulate Obama against any suggestion that a Coakley defeat would be a judgment on the president's agenda and performance in office.

Democrats say Ms. Coakley's poll numbers are not a reflection of President Obama's policies.  I wonder if Congress will buy that line.

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