President Barack Obama has told Senate Democrats that he’s willing to stay away from election battles where his presence would not be helpful, a Democratic source said — an apparent nod to his poll numbers.
Obama’s comments came when he and former President Bill Clinton attended the Senate Democrats’ issues conference at Nationals Park on Wednesday.
Sources at the meeting said Obama assured Democrats that maintaining control of the Senate is his top priority this year.
Well, I suppose that ‘offers’ is a more diplomatic way of putting it than, say, ‘told.’
PS: Sometimes I wonder whether the VRWC is the only real faction left that still takes President Obama seriously as a political player. The evidence that his own party does is starting to underwhelm.
PPS: The GOP actually has a vote about whether Barack Obama gets to stay out of the Senate races. Since CNN brought up, and everything.