Jeanne Shaheen: No Need To Come Campaign For Me, Mr. President

Jeanne Shaheen isn’t exactly eager for President Obama to come campaign for her:

Pushed Thursday night on whether she would want President Barack Obama to campaign with her as she seeks a second term, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said it doesn’t make sense and Obama is “exactly where he needs to be” — in Washington.

“We have a lot going on,” Shaheen said during an hourlong debate with Republican Scott Brown at NH1’s studio in Concord, which was broadcast live on WBIN-TV and was co-sponsored by CNN. “I don’t think it makes sense for the president to come to New Hampshire right now.”

“The fact is he’s busy in Washington. He’s dealing with the Ebola threat; he’s dealing with the threat from ISIS,” said Shaheen, using an acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. “I think he’s exactly where he needs to be.”

Translation: No, Mr. President I don’t need to be seen on a stage with you because you’re too unpopular up here.

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  1. edmondo says:

    Obviously, Jeanne Shaheen is a racist.

    And still another ObamaCare senator goes down the tubes.

  2. Just Me says:

    She is in a close election but is leading by a thread-she isn’t going to want to risk Obama dragging her ticket downward.

    Several of the NH elections are close although I think the democrats will pull them off-but Obama hurts more than helps.