President Obama took to the airwaves this afternoon to endorse Michelle Nunn. Unsurprisingly, Republicans have pounced on the quote and exclaimed a Michelle Nunn victory will usher in a new era of liberal darkness.
You can listen to the audio here or read the quote below:
OBAMA:“And if Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate, and that means we can keep on doing some good work. So it is critically important to make sure that folks vote.”
The Republican National Committee spokesman, Rob Lockwood, had this to say:
President Obama made it very clear: a vote for Michelle Nunn is a vote for the Obama Agenda. For months we’ve said that a vote for Nunn was a vote to rubberstamp the Obama Agenda, and President Obama has now confirmed that accusation to be absolutely true.
President Obama gave Democrats nationwide a headache when he proclaimed Democratic candidates that avoid him are actually supporters of him and his agenda. To top that off, Nunn recently admitted she voted for President Obama in 2012.
While Nunn is not rolling out the red carpet for the President, she has surprised me with how closely she is willing to associate herself with Obama in the past two weeks. I am eager to read what–if any–ramifications the commenters think Obama’s endorsement will have on the Nunn campaign.
In related news, the AJC’s Daniel Malloy reports that David Perdue is wasting no time using Obama’s words on the campaign trail.