We love it when politicians are faced with tough, challenging questions that reveal their level of commitment to their causes and whether or not their actions match their rhetoric.
Democratic Senator Mark Udall from Colorado got a really tough question from a reporterette last night.
That question was: Are you willing to campaign with President Obama?
Tricky, we know. It’s hard to imagine how a politician that represents the millions of people who live in the gorgeous state of Colorado could easily field such a mesmerizing challenge to his power of thought.
One might be led to believe that, because President Obama and Mark Udall are both members of the same political party, that they would, by default, make several campaign appearances together. But hey, we should know by now that politics isn’t quite that simple.
You see, there are “schedules.” Udall says that he’ll have to see if his “schedule” lines up with President Obama’s “schedule.”
That beats oversimplifying the answer with a simple “yes” or “no,” doesn’t it?
We admire how well the Democratic senator from Colorado danced around the nature of the question and instead fell back on the kind of boiler plate talking points employed by almost every politician, such as: “Coloradans are going to reelect me based on my record.”
Wow. It almost sounds like he’s distancing himself from the President of the United States.
That can’t be true, can it?
Have a look at the video below.