October 20, 2014

FOD

Oh, to have this opportunity:

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early
Wouldn't it be fun to have the chance to stand up, turn your back, and walk out on the current president?  Not many Dims have been keen on having the president appear at their campaign stops, and I would bet that Maryland's gubernatorial candidate, Anthony Brown, is second guessing his decision to have Obama stump for him.

The president begged those in the room to vote,
"You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington.
Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.
"There are no excuses. The future is up to us," Obama said.
A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.

I haven't really paid much attention to other state races, and the article mentions the comfortable lead Brown holds in Maryland, so maybe his close association with Obama won't hurt his election hopes.  I can say with certainty, though, that I don't have much fear of a Dim winning the Texas governor's race.  Even the liberal Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board picked Republican Greg Abbott, not able to find much substance or realism in Wendy Davis' platform.

Michelle Obama recorded a campaign robocall message for Davis.  Maybe she can parlay that into a new campaign song...

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