...well, he's already lost middle America, so that analogy is passe at this point anyway. But it's still interesting to hear Oregon Congressman Peter Defazio (D) intermix some hard truths with his liberal whining:
In his Eugene office Wednesday, Defazio accused the President of lacking the will to fight for the promises he made to get elected.
“Fight? I don’t think it’s a word in his vocabulary,” said the Springfield Democrat, who specifically cited Obama's lack of follow-through in promises to restore Bush tax cuts for the wealthy....
He’s also not convinced the President will do well in Oregon.
“I believe Oregon is very much in play. I mean we are one of the harder hit states in the union, particularly my part of the state. I've just done six town hall meetings, have seven to go but people are shaking their heads and saying 'I don't know if I’d vote for him again.'” Defazio said.
Asked if he was surprised, the congressman shrugged.
“Not at all," DeFazio said. "One guy asked me, 'Give me 25 words what he's about and what he’s done for me.' I’m like, 'It could have been worse.'”
I'm not sure "It could have been worse" will suffice as reason and rallying cry to re-elect Barack Obama and the Democrats in 2012.
I will say that the fact that Defazio is still here and talking to us, and not sitting in a bathtub trying to remove the tar and feathers, is a testament to his wisdom in not starting his 25-word reply with "health care reform"....