Democrats up for reelection – especially in the much, much watched and analyzed Senate races – are keeping their distance from President Obama. Obviously and understandably. But this isn’t sitting well with the White House.
In a week that is shaping up big for anonymous leakers and sources of all kinds, Karen Tumulty at the Washington Post has found a “senior Democrat who advises the White House, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter” who says “the current feeling among Obama and his aides is ‘exasperation.’”
And: “He doesn’t think they have any reason to run away from him. He thinks there is a strong message there.”
For his part, the president has said:
“The bottom line is … these are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress.”
“You can run, but you can’t hide."