Don’t these clowns realize she’s on vacation more than her husband? Besides, she’s busy lecturing everyone on what to eat.
Senate Democrats up for reelection in November are frustrated that First Lady Michelle Obama is not doing more to help them hold on to their seats.
With the exception of her husband, there are few figures in the Democratic Party who boast the kind of magnetism Obama possesses. Democrats have been publicly complaining about Obama for weeks, but their criticism and the media’s spotlight on it hasn’t changed her schedule. The election is now only 71 days away.
Her charisma — if she put it to use — could open a gusher of much-needed fundraising cash and produce an infusion of grassroots enthusiasm for Democrats who are fighting for their political lives.
But, so far, the first lady has been largely absent from the campaign trail. Embattled candidates can hear the clock ticking down to the midterms and are anxiously awaiting signs that she will emerge from the White House soon. They say they need her to put her shoulder to the wheel.
The grumbling about Obama’s reluctance to do so has grown even louder after former secretary of State Hillary Clinton — one of the only Democrats who can compete with the first lady in terms of star power — announced last week that she would be hosting a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at her home in September.
The announcement prompted some Senate Democrats to draw a comparison with Obama and wonder when the latter would, as one put it, “show up” during this campaign cycle.
“What has she done?” one Democrat on Capitol Hill asked. “There’s nothing to point to.”
Another Democrat in a tight race was even more blunt.
“I don’t want to say she’s been M.I.A. but she’s been M.I.A.,” the person said.
Note they’re too afraid to even put their names on those quotes. Meanwhile, the King and Queen’s lengthy vacation ended over the weekend, so now it’s back to full-time fundraising and wielding his pen and phone.