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Epitaph for Barack Obama's Democrats: 'Is that the best you can do?'

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Epitaph for Barack Obama's Democrats: 'Is that the best you can do?'

By Toby Harnden

Bob Schieffer and Mark Halperin are not exactly Tea Party activists. Within their respective generations, they are archetypes of the media elite, inside-the-Beltway, liberal-leaning purveyors of the conventional wisdom. They don’t want to be wrong, of course, so at times they are also weather vanes – when the conventional wisdom has undeniably changed, they swivel.

So the White House and the hapless Democrats running for re-election on November 2nd must be in near despair over David Axelrod’s interview with Shieffer yesterday. In it, the host of CBS’s Face the Nation was incredulous at Axelrod’s focus not on the economy or jobs or health care or the Islamist threat or the wars America is engaged in but, er, the possibility that the US Chamber may be funding ads with foreign money. A charge, of course, which would be called racist if Republicans had levelled it against Obama.

You can watch the exchange here:


Did you get that last comment from Schieffer? “I guess I would put it this way. If the only charge Democrats can make three weeks into the election is that somehow this may or may not be foreign money coming into the campaign, is that the best you can do?” Ouch.

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