FOX 31's Eli Stokols reports, Sen. Mark Udall's sordid dealings with the Obamanation continue:
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, the vulnerable Democrat who couldn’t answer a reporter’s question back in January as to whether he’d want to campaign with President Obama, is now raffling off a ticket to his fundraiser here with the president next month.
“I’m grateful for President Obama’s support in this U.S. Senate race, and I’m looking forward to bringing him out to Colorado for a campaign event. But I’m especially excited to introduce him to you,” Udall’s letter to supporters says. [Pols emphasis]
The raffle comes in the way of email pitch to supporters, asking for a $5 contribution on the final day of the current fundraising cycle to possibly win a chance to meet Obama, take a photo with him and join a number of other high-dollar donors for lunch.
Republicans are incredulous once again. Obamacare! Benghazi! The Game of Thrones season finale!
“We knew Mark Udall was out of touch with Coloradans, but his full-throated embrace of President Obama is another example of a strategic misstep by his struggling campaign,” said Matt Connelly, the Colorado GOP’s press secretary.
To summarize, Mark Udall is damned if he does campaign with President Barack Obama–and he's damned if he doesn't! It's possible the real lesson here is that Republican press secretaries aren't paid to have nice things to say about Democrats, but who wants to read a story with that title? The truth is, this midterm election is a contest of who can motivate their base voters to turn out. And as we have consistently said while the daily news cycle ebbs and flows, Obama helps for that. Whatever the opinion polls show today, this is a state that Obama has carried both times he's been on the ballot. There are plenty of Democrats and independents in Colorado who have not been carefully taught over a period of years to hate the President of the United States to their last dying breath.
This seems obvious to us, but the point gets lost a lot these days.