One advantage of this approach? Fellow Democrats in Congress like the indecisive appointed junior U.S. Senator Michael Bennet wouldn’t have to take an obvious position that either offends the Obama administration or the overwhelming number of Coloradans (and a majority of Colorado union members) opposed to this destructive proposal to re-write labor laws.
It would just add to the growing “backroom” Obama M.O. Michael Bennet then might want to consider writing the President a thank-you note — and while he’s at it, urge him not to make any more campaign visits after February. Then again, Bennet would have to vote on Craig Becker’s confirmation — so with the clear message of what Becker stands for, Bennet won’t be completely off the hook.