Keeping Distance

Obama Won't Appear With Maher

The Obama campaign may not be willing to return Bill Maher’s $1 million donation, or to agree with the argument that the entertainer is just as incendiary as Rush Limbaugh, but the president will not be appearing with the controversial comedian on the campaign trail. The head of a pro-Obama super PAC pointed out, on MSNBC Tuesday, that, unlike Mitt Romney’s appearances with Donald Trump, he “wouldn’t expect” to see the president and Maher on stage together. “Mitt Romney is choosing to actually stand next to this guy who espouses some of the most hateful theories in Republican politics right now,” Priorities USA chief Bill Burton said. “It’s not even conservatism. It’s this fringe ideology.”