During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Obama had the Midas touch. Everywhere he went, he drew big crowds of swooning, drooling fans. And that was just the media. Some of the throngs even passed out from utter exhilaration at being in the mere presence of “the one we’ve been waiting for.” Democratic politicians running down ticket clamored for him to alight in their district or state and sprinkle them with some pixie dust, hoping his magic would rub off on them.
Well, here we are. Democrats are losing elections faster than Lewinsky lost her thong. Other Democrats, seeing the writing on the wall, are bolting for the exits before they can suffer a humiliating defeat. Every place in which The Bama has campaigned for the Democrat, they have lost. He’s gone from the Midas touch to the Kiss of Death in one year flat.
Now comes word that he’s about to embark on a “Save the Senate” tour. He’ll be campaigning particularly for Harry Reid in Nevada, which is like the blind leading the blind into speeding traffic.
Much was made in the media of Republicans dissing President Bush when his poll numbers started to crater. “Toxic Bush” the press called him, relishing every ounce of the story.
I wonder when we’ll start seeing widespread stories about “Toxic Bama.” What once he touched turned to gold now turns to cow dung.
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