Obama excuse for ignoring Wisconsin recall race: I was busy

Rick Moran
That's what he told a Green Bay TV station, anyway. And indeed he was, as Stephen Hayes points out at the Weekly Standard:

On Friday, he visited Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a midday speech and three fundraisers. He departed late afternoon for Chicago and three more fundraisers that evening. The president stayed overnight in his hometown and spent Saturday morning at his old home before flying back to Washington, D.C., for a brief stop before heading to Camp David for some downtime.

So just four days before the recall elections in Wisconsin that the state's Democrats have worked 16 months to win, with potential implications for November 2012, the leader of their party did six fundraisers for himself in surrounding states but couldn't find time for even a quick stop? Think about it: As Wisconsin Democrats were busy getting voters to cast early ballots Friday and organizing for Tuesday, Air Force One flew overhead twice-from Washington to Minnesota and Minnesota to Chicago. (H/T: Hot Air)

It's been six days since the recall election and Allah wonders if this is the best he and Axelrod could come up with?

According to BuzzFeed, he held 13 fundraisers during the two weeks before the election. And even so, having had six days to come up with an excuse for why he refused to fly into Madison and risk a loser-by-association narrative in the aftermath, the best he and Axelrod could come up with is "I was busy" - when we know for a fact that he wasn't. I can't believe this guy's still leading on InTrade.

That may change soon if the president continues to flail about, unable to stay on message or project anything but panic and confusion.

That's what he told a Green Bay TV station, anyway. And indeed he was, as Stephen Hayes points out at the Weekly Standard:

On Friday, he visited Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a midday speech and three fundraisers. He departed late afternoon for Chicago and three more fundraisers that evening. The president stayed overnight in his hometown and spent Saturday morning at his old home before flying back to Washington, D.C., for a brief stop before heading to Camp David for some downtime.

So just four days before the recall elections in Wisconsin that the state's Democrats have worked 16 months to win, with potential implications for November 2012, the leader of their party did six fundraisers for himself in surrounding states but couldn't find time for even a quick stop? Think about it: As Wisconsin Democrats were busy getting voters to cast early ballots Friday and organizing for Tuesday, Air Force One flew overhead twice-from Washington to Minnesota and Minnesota to Chicago. (H/T: Hot Air)

It's been six days since the recall election and Allah wonders if this is the best he and Axelrod could come up with?

According to BuzzFeed, he held 13 fundraisers during the two weeks before the election. And even so, having had six days to come up with an excuse for why he refused to fly into Madison and risk a loser-by-association narrative in the aftermath, the best he and Axelrod could come up with is "I was busy" - when we know for a fact that he wasn't. I can't believe this guy's still leading on InTrade.

That may change soon if the president continues to flail about, unable to stay on message or project anything but panic and confusion.