Did I say “Tea Party radical?” I meant Democrat hand-picked to run for the Senate. My bad.
Heidi Heitkamp, a former North Dakota attorney general seeking to replace the retiring Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), told the AP that Obama has “failed in the one test America had for him, which was to unite the country.”
“I think he needed to be more hands-on … I don’t think he’s done enough to think broadly and come up with solutions that would engage both sides in a reasonable dialogue,” she added.
Heitkamp is one of two Dem recruits running away from Obama. The other is Ron Barber. He’s only running for the seat Arizona House seat vacated by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
But the president shouldn’t fret too much. He picked up a very important endorsement from a prominent Cuban:
Fidel Castro’s niece on Wednesday hailed Barack Obama’s support for gay marriage and the loosening of US-Cuba travel restrictions, saying: “I would vote for President Obama.”
So he has that going for him.