Barack Obama has chosen Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to carry the Democratic party's message on energy policy, giving Reid a prime Wednesday speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention.Reid's speech is sure to disappoint many Democrats who are still eager to hear the message Reid delivered in April 2007. From Fox News:
Reid will join a heavy-hitting lineup that night that includes Bill Clinton, whomever Obama chooses as his vice president, Bill Richardson and Sen. Joseph R. Biden (D-Del.). …
... "Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything," Reid, D-Nev., told reporters.Folks, can you agree Reid will tell the Dems what Obama wants them to hear, not what the Nevada Senator would like to say? All with a clear conscience, of course.
Repeating remarks he made to President Bush during a meeting of congressional leaders at the White House, Reid said the president is hearing only from people who are backing up his view of the war.
"I know I was the odd guy out yesterday at the White House, but I at least told him what he needs to hear. … I told George Bush what he needs to hear, not what he wants to hear, I did that and my conscience is great," said Reid, who was one of several lawmakers who met with the president on Wednesday at the White House. Reid added that more people need to tell Bush the same….
Politico’s story’s here; Fox News’ is here.