Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has in the past been mentioned as one of Obama closest friends in the Senate, suggested today that Obama stay out of states where Democratic senators appear deeply imperiled.
“I’m trying to be really candid and honest on this show,” McCaskill said.
Well that’s refreshing. I wonder if being candid and honest gets her in trouble with Congressional Democratic leaders, who rarely sound candid or honest to me.
McCaskill herself is not up for reelection.
Haven’t heard much in recent years about her “friendship” with Obama, which was much ballyhooed in 2008, when she campaigned for him over Hillary. Used to hear that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) was a close friend, as well as Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), maybe a couple of others.
But the truth is, I don’t think Obama has any close friends in Congress. And I don’t think he ever did.