Or, at least, that’s what we can infer from his latest announcement that scandal plagued President Obama would visit Colorado to fundraise for the embattled (but, not old, for the love of God!) Senator Mark Udall.
The Denver Post’s Lynn Bartels broke the story with (some) details about the event:
The president is the invited guest at a luncheon for the 2014 Colorado Victory Fund, a joint fundraising effort between the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Udall for Colorado. Colorado’s other U.S. senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, is chairman of the DSCC and is on the invite.
Missing from the invite is the cost to attend, which we assume is considerable.
Udall famously fumbled while trying to punt on the question of whether he would like President Obama to come to Colorado to help him fundraise. What’s the problem? Obama’s popularity in Colorado has…waned since his election. According to the New Republic:
In Colorado, Obama’s approval is at 38 percent, Obamacare’s at 39 percent, and 73 percent think the shape of the national economy is either “not so good” or “poor.”
Those numbers don’t even ask about all the scandals that have ensnared Obama as of late. So, we can’t help but scratch our heads at Udall’s sudden embrace of this President.