The Veepster is coming to Denver to headline the May 27 cashathon for the beleaguered senator who had hoped to coast to a second term but now faces a stiff challenge from Cory Gardner.
But does Udall really want Biden reminding Colorado voters that he was ever so thrilled with the signing of Obamacare, enough so that he declared it a “big effing deal?”
Biden didn’t have enough sense to be sure that the microphone was off, sort of like his boss telling Dmitri Medvedev that he couldn’t wait to pucker up to Vladimir Putin.
Biden got this much right — it was a big deal to those who lost their coverage, who saw their premiums go up when they were promised that their insurance costs would drop $2,500 a year.
Maybe that’s what Biden meant by a “big effing deal.”
How about losing their doctors, even if they liked the docs?
Was that the “big effing deal?”
Or maybe Biden is coming to Colorado to talk about the economic recovery.
He is, after all, the guy who attributed second-grade spelling skills to his boss, telling an audience that the economy recovery “happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.”
Never mind that there is no recovery. He and Obama put millions out of work — might not want to remind people of that.
Given Biden’s track record of making the nation’s least competent chief executive look better (they don’t call him “impeachment insurance” for nothing), it’s worth asking exactly why Dems are bringing in a low achiever to help Udall?
Does this mean that the Dems are doubling down on Udall? Or, more rationally, does it mean they’re hanging window-dressing on a lost cause in hopes of persuading other soon-to-be losers — Mary Landrieu and David Pryor, we’re talking to you — that Democrats have their backs?
Not exactly a comforting thought for vulnerable incumbents, but perhaps there’s something more sinister at work.
It wasn’t so long ago that Udall tried to score political points by criticizing Obama’s domestic spying.
Perhaps sending Biden out to Colorado to campaign for Udall was just the president’s way of getting even.