November is shaping up to be a bloodbath for Senate Democrats, and after drama queen Obama’s gay marriage stunt this week many of the vulnerable senators are running for the tall grass.
Senate Democrats facing difficult reelections are breaking with President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, a sign the issue is politically dangerous in battleground states.
Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.), the two most vulnerable Democratic senators, have declined to endorse Obama’s call for the legalization of gay marriage.
Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Bob Casey (Pa.) and Bill Nelson (Fla.), Democrats who have easier races but in states that could become more competitive by November, have also backed away from Obama’s stance.
They all represent states with constitutional amendments or laws banning same-sex marriage.
Manchin is so desperate to avoid Obama he wouldn’t even say who he voted for the other day in the rimary, when Obama almost lost to the federal inmate.
Obama’s ship is sinking. No wonder these folks are looking for the lifeboat.