Sunday, February 28, 2010

Obama Tries Not to Break "Bruised Reid"

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(Extra points if you get the Messianic reference in the headline!)

Obama flew to Nevada (presumably not on a corporate jet) to attempt to bolster the sagging fortunes of Sen. Harry Reid.

WASHINGTON -- During his whirlwind visit to Las Vegas two weeks ago, President Barack Obama mentioned U.S. Sen. Harry Reid by name four dozen times, gave him a big hug and talked him up as if he was a long-lost brother. In remarks that could not have been more laudatory, Obama repeatedly characterized the veteran Democratic leader as a man "made of very strong stuff" who was making the right decisions for the state back in the nation's capital.

Strong stuff? Well, smell isn't everything!

Reid got no bounce from Obama's visit on Feb. 19, when the president spoke highly of him at Green Valley High School and to business leaders at CityCenter, polling indicates.

A larger percentage of voters surveyed (17 percent) said they would be less likely to vote for Reid following the president's visit than said they would be more likely to vote for him (7 percent). Seventy-five percent said Obama's visit would have no effect on how they vote.

"Reid was not helped, and Obama was not any more popular than he was before he came to the state," said Brad Coker, managing director at Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.

So, a less than popular president flies, at great expense, to Nevada to help a less than popular Senator get re-elected, and fails.

No word on whether Barama used his "Negro dialect" on any of Reid's supporters or not.

H/T Rob Port


  1. Honestly Reid should keep The Chosen One as far away from him as possible. The man is poison to all those he tries to get elected. On the plus side, if recent election history is anything to go by, The Chosen One's aid to Dingy Harry will equate to good news for us.

  2. I think Reid is too high up the Demcorat food chain to say no to the president's help.
    Some of the rank and file can tell Barama to stay away, but I think Reid is stuck with him. Which, as you say, should be good for us!


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