By Robert Wallace
Evan Maloney has a great write-up on Brain Terminal about the connection between Obama and the failed Democratic campaigns for governor in New Jersey and Virginia. His main point is that Obama was much more closely linked to the losing campaigns than anyone in the White House will now admit:
Even before the election, White House spinners were claiming that Democratic defeats would not reflect poorly on Obama…
In fact, in both states, the losing Democrats aligned themselves so closely with Obama that a quick glance at their campaign materials might lead you to think that they were running to become Obama’s vice president.
Campaign photos and ads from both the gubernatorial contests in both New Jersey and Virginia really go a long way towards making Maloney’s point. Take a look:
The fact is that, in this case, the spin is actually worse than the truth. Just ask yourself this question: What does it say about Team Obama that the best message they can come up with is that their brilliant, transformative leader is completely, totally, and unquestionably irrelevant?
Robert Wallace is classical liberal studying economics in graduate school. He and his wife work as business analysis consultants, and they live as undercover conservatives with their two small children in a socialist bastion of a college town. He has been writing for America’s Right since December 2008.