Aug 8, 2010

NY Times Report: best Democrat plan for midterms

A New York Times report on the best midterm election plan for Democrats is titled, To help Democrats in the fall Obama may stay away .

As lunch was served in the Roosevelt Room of the White House one day last week, President Obama assured the nine Democratic members of Congress sitting around the table that he would do anything he could to help them survive their fall elections.

Even, he said, if it meant staying away.

“You may not even want me to come to your district,” Mr. Obama said, according to guests, nearly all of whom hold seats that Republicans are aggressively seeking.

Active help by Mr. Obama did not help Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley win Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat nor did it help Jon Corzine's unsuccessful re-election for governor of New Jersey any more than it did in recent Democrat losses in Virginia.