To be fair, records show that Claire never attends the Democratic National Convention in years that she is on the ballot. She contends that she isn’t running from the President at all. To the contrary, Claire actually seems to bemoan Obama’s lack of support for her.
As I have noted many times before, Claire is a political operative of the highest order. She takes extraordinary care with her messaging and narrative control. But this year she is rated most vulnerable by senate race watchdogs and is under a considerable burden to differentiate herself from the losing national campaign of Obama.
Not attending the convention may seem a savvy move to her, but to most voters it’s another telltale sign that she sides with a party that lacks ideas. For the past three years the Democrats have rammed through hugely unpopular policies that resulted in the “Shellacking of 2010” and losses on the local level around the country. Now in the wake of stunning victories for Governor Walker and the GOP in Wisconsin, the handwriting on the wall is clear.
Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse pic via Twitchy.com
I can see November.