President Obama will be traveling to speak in favor of Democrats running for re-election on Thursday, February 18, 2010 in what may turn out to be a dog-and-pony show. A dog-and-pony show is defined as an elaborately staged activity, performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince people.

In spite of the shock on February 15, 2010 when Sen. Evan Bayh announced that he will not run for re-election, Obama still believes that he still has the power to turn around what is evidently going to be a rout for Democrats during the 2010 Congressional elections. Increasingly Democratic strategists are saying that a visit by Obama carries a risk for incumbents who are already facing angry voters.

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