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Obama endorsements don't help Democrats?

WASHINGTON — Voters rejected one of President Barack Obama's hand-picked candidates and forced another into a runoff, the latest sign that his political capital is slipping beneath a wave of anti-establishment anger.

Sen. Arlen Specter became the fourth Democrat in seven months to lose a high-profile race despite the president's active involvement, raising doubts about Obama's ability to help fellow Democrats in this November's elections.

The first three candidates fell to Republicans. But Specter's loss Tuesday to Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's Democratic senatorial primary cast doubts on Obama's influence and popularity even within his own party — and in a battleground state, no less.

Obama's poor record thus far could hurt his legislative agenda if Democratic lawmakers decide they need some distance from him as they seek re-election in what is shaping up as a pro-Republican year.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on May. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (12)
  • Doesn't surprise me in the least.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 10:49 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • Surprise, surprise. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • He backed off backing Specter because the true Democrats don't want a former Republican. He didn't lose because of Obana.

    Good try!
    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 10:51 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • He backed off backing Specter because the true Democrats don't want a former Republican. He didn't lose because of Obana.

    Good try!


    Because the article was all about Specter and didn't even mention all the others who bombed with his endorsements. Very good try!
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:05 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • You spin me round round baby round round like a record baby round round round round...

    That's what this section is. SPIN.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • Obama was elected because of Independents. Independents are waking up. A growing number aren't happy with Obama and they sure as hell don't want his hand picked cronies aligned with him in office.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:49 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • lets hear it for the boy!
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:50 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • OP here. For all you calling "spin", this is an AP article that has been posted on numerous sites, from Huffington Post to Fox News. Everyone from far left to far right has been talking about the fact that Obama's backing isn't helping. I didn't spin anything.

    Good try spinning it yourself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • OP again. If you "spinners" every actually read the news, you would have seen this article everywhere, BTW. Good luck with that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on May. 19, 2010

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