If the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus is really so concerned about the whereabouts of her president, we have good news: there was a recent sighting in Florida.
Our fearless leader went there under the auspices of promoting public education – with a Bush at his side!!! – in this important state. No, it has nothing to do with Florida being a key swing state with a lot of electoral votes. It’s just conveniently the place where he ended up. We promise.
But hey, since he’s down there he might as well do a favor for a friend. CNN gives us the dish:
President Barack Obama teams up with Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida later Friday, to help the state’s Democratic senator raise campaign cash for what could be a rough road to re-election next year.
The president, Nelson, and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, will attend two fundraisers in Miami Beach. The first will be held at the Fountainbleau Resort Hotel and the second at the Miami Beach, Florida home of Judith and Michael Adler, large contributors to Democratic candidates and causes.
Nelson is a career politician, now 68 years old, and a dependable Democrat vote in the Senate. He’s polling at 45% right now. The GOP has pinpointed his seat as one of the more winnable races in 2012.
So you see, it doesn’t much matter to Obama if people in Florida are tired of Nelson. Public approval, shmublic approval. We have a Democrat to protect here. And March of 2011 is totally not too early to start campaigning for November 2012.
And the next time I hear some liberal whine about the Koch brothers, I’ll ask them why Obama is busy partying with the Adlers while the rest of the country struggles to get by. When even the liberal CNN identifies a Democrat donor as a “large contributor,” that’s a bad sign.
Meanwhile, agents on the Mexican border are asking why their president keeps phoning it in. I guess those people don’t have enough money to pay for Obama’s personal attention.
Or do those rules only apply to Republicans?