Skip to comments.White House Opposes Challenge to Gillibrand
Posted on 01/11/2010 7:16:53 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON The White House made it clear on Monday that it opposed the prospect of Harold E. Ford Jr.s running for the United States Senate in New York, even as Mr. Ford, the former Tennessee congressman, showed no signs of being deterred.
The remarks from the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, were the first offered by the Obama administration since Mr. Ford said last week that he was seriously considering challenging Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand in this falls Democratic primary.
Mr. Gibbs said that the administration backed Ms. Gillibrand, who was appointed last January to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
I think the White House is quite happy with the leadership and the representation of Senator Gillibrand in New York, Mr. Gibbs said when asked about Mr. Ford at a White House press briefing. Were supporting her re-election.
Mr. Gibbs suggested that the White House was prepared to go even further to stop Mr. Ford, telling reporters to Stay tuned when asked about any behind-the-scenes efforts to clear the field for Ms. Gillibrand.
But Mr. Ford remained defiant.
Asked on MSNBCs Hardball whether he was prepared to run without White House support, Mr. Ford said: I have great respect for President Obama. If I run and win, I look forward to working with him. But I will listen to New Yorkers as I make this decision.
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Obviously, the White House is full of racists.
So? The Wh doesn’t decide who can run and who cannot, its not the Iranian Guardian Council.
hahahahaha...only one clean, well spoken, light skinned negro at a time, please...
What is the matter, 0bama? You afraid there could be another “ light skinned black who does not speak with that Negro dialect” who could give you a run for the taxpayer’s money?
Well, is Ford a light skinned Negro or a dark skinned Negro?
What Repubs will be running?
Only one Oreo is allowed in DC.
Harold Ford of TENNESEE ?
Kinda like that other NY senator,
Hilary Clinton of ARKANSAS.
What is with the NY democrats
that they have reverse carpetbaggers
I would say that Harold Ford, Jr. looks more like Nilla Wafers.
it’s not “well spoken” it is “articul8” LOL
Oh. Is he also clean and articulate?
I think he is light skinned..doesn’t look anything like either of the Justice Brothers and his eyes, if you look at them, are more hazel than dark brown or black..
If he has any white blood in him then 0bammy is really in trouble.
Pete King is contemplating a Senate run and Al D’Amato is trying to convince Lazio to switch from running for Governor (where he has no chance against Andy Cuomo) to the Senate race.
Keep backing her BO!
One whore, with a rap sheet, telling another whore, with a rap sheet, to keep her clothes on.
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, Arkansas (or Illinois, if you prefer: surely you recall Hitlery, yes?)...and doubtless a few I've forgotten.
Why not Tennessee? Oh, shucks, I forgot (I'm sorry!) Ford's just another light-skinned black man who doesn't speak in a Negro dialect. We should IGNORE this disqualification, though: Ford is certainly sufficiently corrupt to be accepted and honoured as a colleague of Chuckie and his hand-chosen twat Gilliland or Gillibrand or whatever the devil Kristen calls itself these days.
He does not have that Harlem Negro way of speaking because Harry Reid didn’t say so.
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