- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 23, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It’s obvious many Democrats seeking re-election want President Obama far away from the campaign trail. His wife Michelle might be next if she continues flubbing the biographies of Democrats in stump speeches.

Mrs. Obama on Thursday referred to Colorado Sen. Mark Udall as a fifth-generation Coloradoan, according to video posted by the Republican National Committee’s research wing.

The problem is, Mr. Udall was born in Arizona, and his father Morris Udall represented the state in Congress.

By contrast, his challenger, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, claims to be a fifth-generation Coloradoan with family ties traced to 1886.



Two weeks ago, Mrs. Obama repeatedly referred to Rep. Bruce Braley as “Bruce Bailey,” in a campaign speech for the Iowa Democrat while also referring to his non-existent stint in the Marine Corps.

She might have had him confused for Joni Ernst, Mr. Braley’s challenger, who serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.

As she joked during the Braley event, maybe she truly is “losing it.”

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