Russell Feingold, D-Wisconsin, he of the McCain-Feingold Turn America Into An Administered European-Style Country Act, a.k.a. the McCain-Feingold Campaign Financing law, is running for his fourth term in the U.S. Senate. (Isn’t 18 years in the U.S. Senate enough? Is being a U.S. senator supposed to be a lifetime position? Doesn’t the man have anything else to do with his life?) He is eight points behind his Republican opponent, Ron Johnson, and for the third time in a row he is avoiding an event where President Obama will be appearing, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I well remember Obama’s speech at the U. of Wisconsin in Madison during the 2008 campaign, which I saw on CSPAN. He promised the ecstatic audience to satisfy their every conceivable earthly desire. Now he can’t fill the stadium. According to Fox News,
But where he drew a crowd of 17,000 at the University of Wisconsin in 2008 during the presidential race, crowds are expected to be significantly smaller this time around—so much so that the president’s campaign team, Organizing for America, is sending out RSVP requests for Tuesday’s rally, featuring musician Ben Harper.Michelle Malkin adds this Update: “Feingold tweets that he WILL appear with Obama. Damage control.”
Interesting. Feingold systematically avoids being seen with Obama to avoid being damaged. But if he avoids being seen with Obama too much, that can be damaging too. What a pleasure it would be to see this sanctimonious liberal go down in defeat.