The White House today continued to distance President Obama from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall race as if the whole thing were a pile of steaming . . . cabbage, suggesting Republicans are buying a potential win for Republican Gov. Scott Walker and anyway Obama has better things to do.
“A race where one side is outspending the other by a ratio of at least 8 to 1 probably won’t tell us much about a future race,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “I know the president is aware of the election. I think he’s got some other responsibilities.”
Obama signalled his support for Walker’s challenger, Democratic Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, in grand fashion Monday – by Tweeting it.
Uhhh boy. They must be pretty sure they’re going to lose this one. Obama has hopscotched all around the Midwest – he was in Chicago just this past Saturday – but avoided appearing in Wisconsin to campaign with Barrett.
If Barrett loses, the White House points to greedy rich people and says it means nothing for November. And if he wins – it’s a sign of things to come in November!
Because that’s how the spin machine spins.