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Old 06-05-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Why didn't President Obama campaign For Barrett? If that recall election is so close, Obama won Wisconsin in 2008, Obama was campaigning in the neighborhood (Minnesota), and Obama gets a lot of money from the unions, why was he a no-show for Barrett?

I've read articles where people say Obama is risk averse but if Governor Walker prevails won't union workers put the blame on Obama for Barrett losing? Wisconsin was never considered to be a swing state in the 2012 presidential race so to me it wasn't really risky to campaign for Barrett.

Okay, now forget about Barrett for a minute. I don't know which Democrats are running for re-election in the Senate but is he campaigning for any of them?
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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He's not likely to be stumping for very many in the coming months.

Remember what happened to Corzine, Kaine, Coakley and that congressman in VA?

Now, let's all remember the "promise" he made to the unions;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_NYmuip0C4

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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Obama cares about one thing: Obama.

Well, maybe two things if you include Worf.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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He's not likely to be stumping for very many in the coming months.

Remember what happened to Corzine, Kaine, Coakley and that congressman in VA?

Now, let's all remember the "promise" he made to the unions;


Obama In 2007: As A President I'll Join Union Picket Lines - YouTube
LOL! I forgot that.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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Why Didn't Obama Campaign For Barrett and For Whom Does He Campaign?

Perhaps because someone reminded him of how toxic his support was in the 2010 elections?
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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He's too busy fundraising instead of doing the job he was elected to do.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Why didn't President Obama campaign For Barrett? If that recall election is so close, Obama won Wisconsin in 2008, Obama was campaigning in the neighborhood (Minnesota), and Obama gets a lot of money from the unions, why was he a no-show for Barrett?

I've read articles where people say Obama is risk averse but if Governor Walker prevails won't union workers put the blame on Obama for Barrett losing? Wisconsin was never considered to be a swing state in the 2012 presidential race so to me it wasn't really risky to campaign for Barrett.

Okay, now forget about Barrett for a minute. I don't know which Democrats are running for re-election in the Senate but is he campaigning for any of them?
I believe the President sees the recall election as a local, state issue. Not a national issue. More than a million people asked for the opportunity to reconsider the election of the current Governor. If this had been a U.S. House or Senate recall election, or general election for either of those offices, then I think he may have made an appearance for the Democratic candidate(s). I think he made the right decision, to stay away. Let the people of Wisconsin vote and decide for themselves. The President has enough on his "plate" at the moment.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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obama let bill clinton stump for barrett
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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obama let bill clinton stump for barrett
That's because people like Bill Clinton compared to Obama. All Obama can talk about is Romney not Obama's record and since Romney is not the issue in Walker vs Barrett, Obama's got nothing.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I wish Oboy would have campaigned for Barrett. Scott will win, anyway, but had Oboy campaigned, it would have made it a landslide for Scott.

Toxic is putting it mildly.
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