Childers’s eagerness to shrug off his party’s frontrunner is a sign that some Democrats scare easily. -Marc Ambinder Atlantic Monthly
No question that Childers’ acceptance of the Obama endorsement and calling help is his achilles heel. He is desperate to get away from it. -Alan Lange, Editor Y’all Politics
What do you think? The title of the Republican attack ad is “Conservatives Can’t Trust Travis Childers?” But can we? -DailyKos (Liberal Blog)
Apparently, Childers is running away from any endorsement from Sen. Obama. -MyDD.com (liberal blog)
GOP ads linking Childers to two recent winners of the not-very-coveted National Journal “most liberal senator” award, John F. Kerry and Barack Obama. Childers is now trying to distance himself from the national Democratic party and Barack Obama in particular, but it’s questionable how effective that tactic will be over the course of the campaign. Childers also has to contend with the real likelihood that he will win the special election amid low turnout, only to be turfed out in six months when the presidential contest will bring out more of those GOP-leaning voters and Davis will have a big stack of roll-call votes showing Childers having an 80%+ agreement in his voting record with Nancy Pelosi -Signifying Nothing
(Childers made) a hasty, hasty, hasty retreat from the intolerably cruel question about whether he wants Obama to endorse him – RedState
Davis is pressing Childers about the apparent endorsement from the Obama campaign e-mailed to Obama supporters in the 1st District… Childers insists he didn’t ask for Obama’s support and he deflected a question of whether he would accept his endorsement -Daily Journal
Well it looks like Mr. Travis is having a little bit of a tough time, he is deflecting legitimate questions, denying obvious help and endorsement from Obama and not making his liberal base or possible crossover conservatives happy.
We think this might have been Travis Childers proverbial “Macaca moment” looks like his campaign is erupting into a big ball of fire right now and his response ad is so weak that it is almost laughable.
Nowhere to go, no way to make anyone happy, campaign imploding. This looks very bad for Tounge Twistin Travis.
This was slapped together quickly i will come back and put all the hotlinks in later.
Oh my, if this is the response I think we are seeing a death rattle, now Childers will be seen as the negative campaigner since he is on camera talking trash. This is basically an admission of guilt which builds on the GOP case, as well as turns off Democrats or Obama supporters. This furthers the doubts that people have about Travis and will hurt him even more.
Terrible campaign move.