Trouble in Obamaland, Bill Clinton Goes Against Obama and Supports Romanoff in Colorado Senate Primary Over Senator Michael Bennet
Talk about your shot across the bow by the Clinton’s and there being trouble in Obamaland …
Former President Bill Clinton has broke with President Barack Obama and endorsed Andrew Romanoff’s challenge to Senator Michael Bennet in the Colorado Democrat primary. Needless to say that Barack Obama is endorsing incumbent Senator Michael Bennet. What is not lost in this battle of the Democrat titans is the fact that Andrew Romanoff’ has made claims that Obama offered him a position ala Joe Sestak for dropping out of the primary.
Obama, Clinton … Bosom Buddies, NOT!
The TPM Poll Average of this race has Bennet leading Romanoff 46.3%-33.7%, but both Republican candidates lead both Democratic candidates in general election polls. Obama has campaigned and fundraised for Bennet.
A Clinton source says the email posted below is likely to be the only campaign effort on Romanoff’s behalf. Clinton will not appear at any Romanoff campaign rallies. Another source points out that Clinton and Romanoff have known each other many years.
This is the first race that’s divided the former president and current one since, of course, the 2008 Democratic presidential primary between Obama and Hillary Clinton. (Romanoff also was strong Clinton backer in 2008.) The former president endorsed and aided Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) in their primary races.
Presently the Rasmussen report has both Democrat Senate candidates trailing all Republican challengers. Interestingly enough Ken Buck, the Tea Parties choice is gaining traction.
Is this a sign of things to come? Bill Clinton is the master of political maneuvering and gamesmanship. Is the division with Obama in the Colorado race a test of wills to see who really is the top dog in the Democrat party? Barack Obama’s poll numbers have been in free fall and his lack of leadership with the BP oil crisis has only added to his troubles.
So does Bill Clinton love him some Romanoff?Or does the astute and shrewd Bill Clinton realize that the Obama train has come of the tracks and its time to bail and distance himself from the disaster of what is Barack Obama. Clinton has been looked upon by the Obama WH as the answer man and the elder statesman who has been an asset. However, the hand writing may be on the wall and Clinton can certainly see the polling that Obama, his policies and agenda are unraveling. What can we expect in the future? After the 2010 midterm carnage where Democrats lose the House of Representatives and either lose are only have a 1 or 2 US Senate majority … Hillary Clinton will jump ship and eventually run against Obama in the 2012 Democrat Presidential primary.