The Hill reports–it's true what you've heard! The Obamanation himself–coming to Colorado to help Sen. Mark Udall! What could it mean? Will they sacrifice babies and kittens to Allah? Will they stop your children from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and/or take away their salty, sugary snacks which is just as bad? Will they singlehandedly raise the gas prices at your local station and force you to buy solar panels? Will they, horror of horrors…cancel your health insurance?
How could Mark Udall do this? After all, didn't he "refuse to answer" if he would campaign with the President back in January? Conservative blog Colorado Peak Politics is incredulous, folks. Isn't the President still less popular than a root canal administered by Paris Hilton?
Udall is in a tough reelection fight with Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who made the swing state competitive for Republicans when he jumped in the race earlier this year.
Most polling of the race has shown Udall only slightly ahead of Gardner.
Obama’s visit to Colorado is unusual for him. He’s largely stayed away from senators due to his persistently low popularity in most of the most competitive states this election cycle…
Never mind that the Republican-controlled Congress' popularity, from which Udall's opponent is campaigning against him, is far worse! The conventional wisdom, as validated by savvy "independent" pundits who watch FOX News in the daytime when the good stuff is on, is that the absolute last thing Sen. Udall possibly needs today is face time with President Barack Obama. But despite the pundit-validated and thoroughly groupthinked consensus on the matter, The Hill notes correctly:
[T]the president did win the state twice, and Udall appears unfazed by the likely attacks from Republicans surrounding his visit. Indeed, he’s already had Vice President Biden in the state to headline a fundraiser for him. [Pols emphasis]
Hey wait, that's not what Mike Rosen says at all!
You may have heard, as in every day lately, that President Obama's approval ratings are not the very best right now–and that the conservative news media has more budding "scandals" to grouse about than since…well, since the last Democratic President was six years into his term. But despite the rock-solid belief on the talk radio right that the Benghazi/Obamacare/VA/Bergdahl drumbeat is just a few news cycles from sending the President back to Kenya where he belongs, there are plenty of Coloradans ready to welcome Obama back to a state he carried in the last two presidential elections–even hoping he comes, with some choice words for his detractors.
And that appears to include Sen. Mark Udall. Please adjust your conventional wisdom accordingly.