Barack Obama, about as popular as Ebola, even in a deep-blue state. Sorry, Democrats, you own this disaster.
Local Democrats are second-guessing President Obama’s decision to roll into Long Island Thursday for his first fund-raiser there just three weeks before Election Day.
It’s generally friendly territory, but Obama’s appearance still has the potential to roil local races.
The event’s overall goal has been slashed from $1 million to $500,000, said one Democratic source, who griped it was “not helpful” to local Democrats for Obama to show up now.
“It’s sort of like a Columbus Day sale, several days later,” said the source, describing the fund-raiser as an effort by Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs to boost his stature.
Two Democratic congressional candidates — Rep. Tim Bishop and Nassau DA Kathleen Rice — are skipping the event at the Garden City Hotel.
“If they’re not going to the event because they genuinely have a conflict, so be it,” Jacobs told The Post.
“But if they’re staying away from an event because they think they’re going to gain an electoral advantage, then I think they’re foolish.”
Desperate days for Democrats.