Presidential candidates campaign, as such, during general election races in states where the votes are up for grabs - Virginia, or Florida, say, or Ohio. Not so much in Oregon, where both sides know the state is highly likely to vote for Democrat Barack Obama.
Still. You wonder if there may be a little bit of irritation about Republican Mitt Romney's third visit to Oregon (upcoming June 4) not to campaign but, each time, to hold a fundraiser.
Blue Oregon notes, "And once again, he won't actually be talking to any real voters -- and won't even be doing the sort of pro forma political stop that usually accompanies an ATM run. He's not even going to go read stories to kids, or tour a factory floor, or anything."
After a while, doesn't it seem a little crass, even for a presidential campaign?