WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — There could be a passing of the Democratic Party torch following Tuesday’s midterm elections.
According to NBC News’ Chuck Todd, President Barack Obama is no longer the face of his own party.
“The Democratic Party is no longer the party of Obama,” Todd said on NBC’s “Today.” “One thing we do know after tonight, the Democratic Party is the party of the Clintons again. Democrats all over the country were begging for Bill Clinton to campaign for them.”
Many Democrats in battleground states did not call upon Obama to campaign for them, but both Bill and Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail in Arkansas and Louisiana for Sens. Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu.
For his part, Vice President Joe Biden is pitching an Election Day get-out-the-vote message on talk radio. Biden is promoting the Obama administration’s economic agenda to listeners in crucial Senate and governor race battlegrounds.
Biden spoke to stations Tuesday morning in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and in the Quad Cities area on the Iowa and Illinois border.
He told a Scranton radio host that even if Republicans win control of the Senate, he and Obama will push for policies that address what he called an “overwhelming dislocation of wealth.”
Biden said wealthy hedge fund managers should not pay lower tax rates than middle-income Americans. He said oil and gas corporations should not get tax breaks. Obama has been unable to change those taxes even with a Democratic majority in the Senate.
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