The Plague

Polls indicate that President Obama is becoming, appropriately, so unpopular that many Democrats will tell him to stay away.

Who wants to fight an ad like the one Robin Carnahan is facing in Missouri?
The Senate campaign of Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is featuring President Obama's recent fundraising trip to Missouri in a new attack ad. The 30-second spot released Tuesday slams Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) as a "rubber stamp" for the "Pelosi-Reid-Obama liberal agenda." The spot uses images of Obama and Carnahan on stage together at a July 8 fundraiser in Kansas City. It ends with the voiceover saying Blunt will "work for Missouri, not Barack Obama."
John McCain won the state, just barely, and the president's approval rating is below 50% in Missouri. In Nevada, there's no need to turn to Obama to attack Harry Reid. He can be used against himself.
The ad is paid for by American Crossroads, a 527 conservative PAC formed last spring... Karl Rove and former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie helped launch American Crossroads, putting in their own money. The ad mocks Reid's claims of how much he has done for Nevada, exposing  Reid  with one  statement: "Recent data show Nevada ranks 50th in the money received from Harry's stimulus bill. That's right. Senate Leader Harry Reid has gotten his own state less help than every other state but one."