Skip to comments.Ed Rendell, Straight-Talker ('Some whites probably not ready to vote for an African-American...)
Posted on 02/12/2008 2:39:03 PM PST by rfp1234
Via TPM Election Central, I see that Governor Ed Rendell is back to embarrassing a presidential candidate he ostensibly supports. Here's an account of how Rendell, a Hillary supporter, recently sized up Obama's chances in Pennsylviania:
Gov. Ed "Don't Call Me 'Fast Eddie' " Rendell met with the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week to talk about his latest budget. But before turning the meeting over to his number-crunchers, our voluble governor weighed in on the primary fight between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama and what the Illinois senator could expect from the good people of Pennsylvania at the polls:
"You've got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate," he said bluntly. Our eyes only met briefly, perhaps because the governor wanted to spare the only black guy in the room from feeling self-conscious for backing an obvious loser. "I believe, looking at the returns in my election, that had Lynn Swann [2006 Republican gubernatorial candidate] been the identical candidate that he was -- well-spoken [note: Mr. Rendell did not call the brother "articulate"], charismatic, good-looking -- but white instead of black, instead of winning by 22 points, I would have won by 17 or so."
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Well, Rendell is right. A lot of whites are afraid to vote for a black man, that’s why they’re voting for Hillary. And Hillary is out there urging a lot of white people and hispanics not to vote for Obama. Good observation Rendell! Moron.
Geez Ed, there’s plenty of black leaders in business, in the community, and in the Democrat party that aren’t ready to support, nor vote for an African-American Presidential candidate. Explain that please won’t you Mr. Rendell.
I am sure there are just as many black people who will vote for Obama just because his skin is dark; equally brain dead.
People, we need to vote for individuals who believe like we do and stand for what we do; not for any other reason!
As they say; “A picture is worth a thousand words”!
” would happily vote for a black man for president if that man was Thomas Sowell.”
Aw, that's cute.
According to the NAACP, Cankles is blacker than Obama...
“She” married to the “first black president” who’s slept with more black women than Obama.
Oh, what’s a racist to do in this situation?
And yet Rendell, a Liberal white male, won't vote for Obama either. What a hypocrite. He points the finger at the other guy, while accusing them of doing what he's doing.
Furthermore, Rendell has a BIG mouth.
Most conservative white males AND females alike, would vote for a black male or female holding the same conservative philosophy, which Obama doesn't. If they don't vote for Obama it will be because of his Liberal philosophy.
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