President Barack Obama is in Missouri on Thursday raising money for Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's (D) Senate campaign and talking jobs at an electric car factory.
It's a trip Carnahan's Republican challenger, Rep. Roy Blunt, says is likely to help his campaign in the long run.
"I believe he's helping me more than her," Blunt said on a conference call with reporters Thursday morning.
About that fundraiser for Carnahan; Hotline On Call reports that Obama/Carnahan couldn't get the tivkets sold, so they had to slash prices.
But Carnahan's campaign wasn't able to completely sell out the Folly Theater, where Obama will appear for a grassroots event on Carnahan's behalf, at the prices they wanted. Tickets once priced at $250 are now going for $99, while $35 tickets are half off.
Taylor Marsh cuts tot he chase:
I was born and raised in Missouri, with relatives still living in the state. John McCain barely beat out Obama in 2008 there, but today Obama’s not even close to the stature in the Show Me state he once was; the same goes for Virginia, where I now live. In Nevada, where I also used to live, especially after Pres. Obama dissed Las Vegas twice, but also because of staggering unemployment, Democratic Party faithful may love the President, but he’s not a favorite beyond the die hards.
Considering the pattern of Obama's dwindling approval ratings since he took office, those candidates might not want to stand too closely or allow cameras to take photos of themselves next to Barack Obama. Those photos can and will be used against them in November.
Keep in mind that a report dated June 15, 2010, from Greenberg Research surveyed voters in the 60 most competitive congressional districts and Obama prominently figured into their "key findings":
By 57 to 37 percent, voters in these 60 Democratic seats believe that President Obama’s economic policies have produced record deficits while failing to slow job losses — and not averted a crisis or laid a foundation for future growth.
Compared with 2008..... That certainly can be considered "change", can't it?