As HisRoc noted to me over email – this has got to be the worst campaign event for a Congressman any sitting President has ever done. In case you missed it, the President was in Fairfax on Monday, holding an event in the backyard of some residents of Gerry Connolly’s neighborhood of Mantua.
Connolly was at the event, and even got a few shout outs from the President according to the Post, which I’m sure wowed the 30 or so invite-only folks gathered to hear him speak.
I will have to give Gerry credit: he was polite enough not to contradict the President in front of such a massive crowd. Instead he waited until after the President had left to push for the extension of all of the Bush tax cuts, contrary to the White House’s position, but fully in line with Connolly’s tried-and-true election-year strategy of claiming he’s some kind of fiscal conservative despite carrying more water for Nancy Pelosi and her out-of-control spending than Gunga Din.
You know it’s going to be an interesting year when a sitting Congressman hides the President of the United States in his neighbor’s backyard less than two months before an election.