Democratic strategist James Carville is back in the news. He is telling Louisiana Sen.Mary Landrieu not to take President Barack Obama with her as she campaigns for a fourth term this year. Friday’s AP-GfK Poll backs up that advice.
Carville, a Louisiana native, must have seen the new polls shocking numbers that show 59 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of his job, a record high for the poll.
The “Ragin Cajun,” as Carville was known in his Clinton White House Years, has been warning all Southern Democratic candidates, especially those in red states, to avoid enlisting the president's help.
Landrieu is cursed with her 2010 vote for the Affordable Care Act. At the time, she was one of a handful of Democrats close to casting a no vote before Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid filled her state with federal government goodies to change her mind.
Those “goodie deals” called the "Louisiana Purchase" in Landrieu's case and the "Cornhusker Kickback" in the case of Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, enabled the Obamacare bill to squeak by without a single Republican supporting it.
Flash forward to 2014 and the unpopular law’s inept rollout last October with a now record 38 changes in the law's language since. Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly reminded Carville on Thursdays’ show they have a bet on whether Landrieu will win or lose.
Carville’s advice to Landrieu seems to have caught her attention.
Last week, President Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was in New Orleans to rally voters to the Obamacare cause.
Where was Sen. Landrieu? Two hundred miles away in Lake Charles, LA giving a speech on anything just to be far away.
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