Democrats Believe Obama Can Lose, Worry Warts Growing

What are those little bumps growing on Democrats?

Check out the first paragraph of Mark Halperin’s article today on

Between the Lines

With five months until Election Day, Barack Obama faces a grim new reality: Republicans now believe Mitt Romney can win, and Democrats believe Obama can lose … Last week’s anemic job-creation and economic-growth data was sandwiched between two Bill Clinton specials: in one television interview, the 42nd President lauded Romney’s business record as “sterling”; in another, he veered from the Obama line on the extension of Bush-era tax cuts … The failure to unseat Wisconsin’s Republican governor Scott Walker in a recall election was another bad sign for Democrats since it will rev up conservatives nationwide, including the kind of millionaires who gave big bucks to Walker’s effort … Veteran Democratic strategists from previous presidential bids and on Capitol Hill now wonder if the Obama re-election crew is working with the right message … The White House remains on a rough political trajectory, with a potentially adverse Supreme Court decision on the Obama health care law looming, additional bad economic news from Europe coming and more worrisome polling pending … Another danger for the President: the media freak show. Stalking that circus’ center ring is Matt Drudge, whose caustic website continues to help drive the news cycle with an emphasis on negative, mocking items about Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their wives. The latest sign of Drudge’s potency: Ed Klein, the author of the virulently anti-Obama book The Amateur, was barred from major TV appearances and mostly ignored by the mainstream media, but the book’s prominence on Drudge’s website propelled it to the No. 1 slot on the New York Times nonfiction list.

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Besides former President Bill Clinton, other Democrats are ringing the warning bell: Gov Ed Rendell (D-PA), retiring Rep Barney Frank (D-MA), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Chris Coons, (D-DE), ex-Rep Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN), Mayor Cory Booker (D- Newark, NJ), former Rep Artur Davis (D-AL), Sen Mark Warner (D-VA), former Obama Economic Adviser Steve Rattner, and Obama bundler Don Peebles.

Yes, it’s early. Yes, a lot can and will happen in five months. And, Americans worried about the direction America is going must work harder than ever to elect Governor Mitt Romney. But…

The next time you see Obama or Axelrod, look closely.

Worry warts are growing.

Caused by growing woes... Worryoma Warticus.

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Debate Tonight: Romney-Endorsed Candidate Christine O’Donnell versus Chris Coons

National interest is focused like a laser on the race for the United States Senate seat in Delaware. Tea-party backed candidate, Romney-endorsed, Republican Christine O’Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons will step to the debate podiums tonight in Newark, Delaware to expound their views on the economy, jobs, taxes, social issues, and more. The fireworks will be aired on CNN and C-Span and will also be webstreamed.

The details:

Watch Delaware Debates 2010 online or on TV

Oct. 12, 2010—-Even if you don’t have tickets to Wednesday’s debate between Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons (D) and Christine O’Donnell (R), there are a variety of ways you can watch the debate live.

Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. [Eastern Time], Oct. 13, in Mitchell Hall, the debate will be broadcast live on Campus Cable Channel 48, and will be webstreamed live at:

Delaware Debates 2010

Seating in Mitchell Hall is available only to those who already have tickets. For those on campus without tickets, the debate will be broadcast live in Room 100 of Wolf Hall.

In addition, the first hour of the debate will be broadcast live on CNN, and it will be broadcast in its entirety on CNN beginning at 11 p.m. C-SPAN will broadcast the entire debate live.

Other television stations that will be broadcasting all or part of the debate live include WBOC, WHYY and WMDT.

Co-hosted by the University of Delaware Center for Political Communication and Delaware First Media, Delaware Debates 2010 is supported by AARP Delaware and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Co-moderators for the debate will be Nancy Karibjanian of Delaware First Media and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

The debate is part of the National Agenda course at the University, and seats have been reserved for students in the class, as well as the candidates and debate sponsors.

Good luck, Christine!

A poll taken yesterday from Fox News of 1,000 likely voters reveals Coons leading with 54 % compared to 38 % for O’Donnell, with a 3% margin of error. Remember, O’Donnell was behind in her primary race against Mike Castle and, in the final weeks, pulled out a victory. This is now an uphill battle for her and I wish her the very best tonight. Republicans want the senate seat that Vice-President Joe Biden held for 36 years!

Keeping with MRC tradition, you are invited to participate in our pre-debate, debate, and post-debate conversation in our chat forum.

UPDATE 10/14/10: Thanks to all who participated in our debate chat last night. Here is video of the O’Donnell vs Coons Delaware debate last night. CNN aired the first hour of the debate and interrupted proceedings to air coverage of the historic rescue of Chilean miners. The entire debate was later rebroadcast on CNN.

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~UPDATE from Ross:

If you haven’t seen it yet, enjoy Christine’s latest ad which is also one of the best ads of this election season.