by Jerome Armstrong, Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 09:31:24 AM EDT
McMahon is now trailing just 46 - 49 in CT. I want to get to another Senate update soon, lots of changes.
Meanwhile, just got done reading the latest from Peter Dauo, very spot on. I'm pretty sure that Obama is going to get some relief over the next few months, if the energy goes into Chicago-- beating Rahm is something that would probably unite the entire progressive netroots.
And an interview of Obama in RS that makes him sound like the Whiner In Chief, not a confident President. Its unbelievable that Obama thinks he's accomplished "70 percent" of his promises. What a crock. The guy has no personal sense of accountability at all, its rather embarrasing.
You can pretty much tell that the whole point of his doing this article was to point a finger of blame, and set up the WH story for the upcoming mid-term loss:
[Signaled by his aides, the president brings the interview to a close and leaves the Oval Office. A moment later, however, he returns to the office and says that he has one more thing to add. He speaks with intensity and passion, repeatedly stabbing the air with his finger.]
One closing remark that I want to make: It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines... The idea that we've got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.... if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place. If you're serious, now's exactly the time that people have to step up.
All very coordinated. But what's interesting about it is how detached Obama himself is from the exercise. It certainly isn't motivating. Its not uniting. It tilts more to the lecturing side. He's apparently already standing up, has been so all along, and has nothing to do with the problem of there being a lack of principle.
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