I SAID… Senator Udall? Will President Obama be campaigning with you in Colorado? (Transcript below via RCP link)
DANA BASH, CNN: Is he a liability for you, the president back home?
SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): When the president comes to Colorado and talks about our all-the-above energy approach — we’ve got lots of natural gas and solar power — that resonates with Coloradoans. When he talks about making sure our veterans are treated properly that resonates with Coloradoans.
Folks on the Right want to know: will Barack Obama be campaigning with you?
BASH: Does that mean you’re going to campaign with him? Or you’re going to have him campaign with you side-by-side?
UDALL: We’re going to be running a strong campaign based on Colorado’s interests and Colorado’s future. My job, I think, is to protect Colorado’s way of life. We’ve got a wonderful –
Folks on the Left want to know: will Barack Obama be campaigning with you?
BASH: That was not a yes or no. Yes or No?
UDALL: We’ll see what the president’s schedule is; we’ll see what my schedule is. But Coloradoans are going to re-elect me based on my record, not the president’s record. Not what the president’s done, but what I’ve done and how I have stood up for Colorado. That’s the case I’m going to make to Coloradoans.
Local news media wants to know: will Barack Obama be campaign with you?
BASH: Wow. One more chance, you’re not going to say yes or no, are you?
UDALL: We’ll see what the schedule allows. I’m running for re-election, not the president of Colorado.
BASH: Wolf, I think that’s our answer.
So we’ll just score that as a ‘no,’ then. Not to mention, ‘tacit admission of cowardice.’
Moe Lane (crosspost)