Major woes in the land of Hope and Change

Although DNC Chairman Timothy Kaine attempts to spin the conspicuous absence of Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold skipping a Democrat campaign rally tonight where President Barack Obama is appearing on his behalf, the slight is huge.  Independent voters are breaking 2 to 1 in favor of Republicans a fact not lost on Democrat candidates.

Kaine appeared on CBS’s “The Early Show” today trying to put the best face on the fact that Feingold is actually running in the opposite direction from Obama. Kaine said  that candidates “make their own decisions about these things.”

Obama’s standing in public opinion polls has been in free fall in recent months and worried Democrat candidates have been reluctant to appear with him. Today’s daily presidential tracking poll shows only 29% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president.

Obama is keenly aware of his pariah status. In the latest Rolling Stone interview, Obama laments to the left-leaning publication, “People need to shake off this lethargy. People need to buck up. If people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren’t serious in the first place.”

Adding to Obama’s misery factor, among those deserting his sinking ship is his own White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is expected to announce on Friday — as Congress adjourns for recess — that he is leaving his post to run for mayor of Chicago.

3 Responses to Major woes in the land of Hope and Change

  1. Matt DeGennaro says:

    It’s hilarious that McCain’s Democrat campaign finance reform buddy Russ Feingold won’t stand on the same podium with Obama who is coming to Wisconsin to help him get reelected.

    But if Feingold would partner with John McCain, I’d think Feingold would have no difficulty standing beside Obama. Even McCain liked Obama.

  2. Overtaxed1 says:

    McCain is wrong in so many ways. I am a conservative Republican who will write in a Republican’s name, I will not vote for this Rino. He is not good for this country and cannot be trusted. He need to go into retirement now. He cares nothing about the middle class.

  3. sherriaz says:

    People need to buck up? People weren’t serious in the first place? OMG, this guy becomes more and more of a caricature daily. Bucking up won’t pay the mortgage or put food on the table. People are applying to jobs DAILY without any response from businesses deluged with applicants. Meanwhile, compensation is in freefall.

    The Dems have done nothing to aid workers and much to scare businesses into putting all their spare cash into the bank while they await the costs of Obamacare to hit them in the face.

    Unfortunately, too many people were serious about voting for an inexperienced empty suit and now we are all stuck with their choice. Today I saw a bumper sticker I’d love to have: the Obama logo was the “o” in GONE: 1/20/2013. Conservatives, let’s get serious and make it so.