What message does it send when some Democrats are ducking President Obama? – Cafferty File - CNN.com Blogs It seems that close ties to Obama are not a good thing for democrats facing election. If you think about it, what has he done for a liberal-minded voter? We stayed in Iraq until RIGHT before the election year, so they aren't too pleased about that. Still in Afghanistan, too. And then there is the conflict we got into in Libya, plus the sending of troops to the Sudan. The healthcare bill that was passed was really no good to someone who wanted real radical change in our system. The economy and jobs situation still sucks, too. he really has nothing to point to. Even internationally, some of the things some liberals were hoping for, such as the lifting of the embargo against Cuba, remains all the same as the day he was inaugurated.