Steven Rattner, former economic advisor to Obama and the Administration's auto czar during said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, "I don't think Bain did anything they need to be embarrassed about."
The Washington Post quoted Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) writing:
"Warner weighed in on the debate [saying Bain was] 'a valid topic of debate' but also praising it as 'a very successful business' that did 'what they were supposed to do.'"
The most telling response to the Obama campaign's focus on Bain Capital was by Newt Gingrich..
On CNN's Piers Morgan program the other night Morgan challenged Gingrich saying Gingrich had attacked Bain, so wasn't he being hypocritical?
Gingrich answered that he didn't think Obama should attack Romney through Bain for one simple reason: He had tried it, and it didn't work.
If Obama is looking for Democrats on the Hill to run to his aid, he may be disappointed. In a major piece in Politco.com by Manu Raju who led it thus:
"He doesn't call. He doesn't write. He doesn't drop by for a visit. That's what some of the most senior Democrats in Congress are experiencing from President Barack Obama these days."
When things are going well with a President, Members of the House and Senate of his party are happy to bask in the reflected glow, even if that glow is 2.8 miles away from Capitol Hill.
There will come a time as the House and Senate races heat up when it will be every man and women for themselves and while Democrats might not run away from Obama, they are certainly not going to run into a burning building to save Obama's hide.
Running into a burning building, by the way, is exactly what Mayor Cory Booker did to save a neighbor last month. According to CBS:
"Booker arrived home to discover his next-door neighbor's house on fire, and rescued a young woman trapped upstairs by carrying here through the flames, suffering second-degree burns in the process."
In the matter of street cred, Booker trumps Obama.
Maybe he can lend the Obama campaign a jack.
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