Monday, September 21, 2009
Sure sounds that way. With the President’s approval, The White House has asked Governor Paterson of New York to withdraw his name for re-election on the grounds that Democrats in the state would benefit from having a stronger, more popular candidate at the top of the ticket.
It’s a free country, of course, in which the President has every right to suggest whatever he wants. His devotion to Party is especially admirable, and I’m sure he means what he says, that every Democrat considering running for election or re-election should put the good of the Party first and, if necessary, step aside in favor of a more qualified alternative.
Well, let’s think about that. What one politician is likely to have the most impact upon the electability of Democrats – Congressmen, Senators and Governors – around the country? Oops. Uh, that would be the President, President Obama himself, wouldn’t it? So, if it turns out that support of his healthcare, domestic economic, Iraq/Afghanistan and various other policies and initiatives threatens to adversely affect the chances of Democratic candidates in any meaningful way, he’s going to resign before the upcoming mid-term elections? Not run for re-election in 2012?
Wow. Is he a great American, or what? – the “what?” being the wannabe master of the old school politics candidate Obama told us he was coming to Washington to change.