Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday morning news roundup: focus on Democratic politicians' reactions to working with Senator Obama

The D.N.C. seems ever more determined to thrust a candidate on the Party from whom major Democratic politicians are already distancing themselves from. Consider Senatorial candidate and from Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner (and note the comments of his supporters who said the remain "Clinton people"). Check out Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who indeed could not be making his disinterest in running as v.p. with Senator Obama more "crystal clear."

Senator John Kerry is vulnerable to a primary challenge - his first since he was elected to the Senate in 1984 - from fellow Democrat Ed O'Reilly, not least because of Senator Kerry's support for Senator Obama.

I wonder just when U.S. Representative (Ill.) Rahm Emanuel will retract comments he made last week (or at least make it crystal clear that they definitely only applied to House candidates), when "he argue[d] against reading too much into the holdouts. [Emanuel] said most of them always stay out of national politics and that the party is generally unified around Obama." Emauel said, "They're just going to stick to their knitting," he said. "It's not that they're anti-Obama."

Meanwhile one staunch Obama backer, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a superdelegate who has endorsed the presumptive nominee, has decided that it would be best not to "burden" Senator Obama by making an appearance at an Obama rally in Detroit Monday. You see, Mayor Kilpatrick faces felony charges and an attempt by the Detroit City Council to remove him from office.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Mirlo said...

Good read, thank you

June 15, 2008 at 6:23 PM  

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