Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sen. Obama's Kikpatrick problems

John Hinderacker at Powerline posts a You Tube clip from May 2007 in which Sen. Obama lavishly praises Detroit's Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

His Honor's recent bail bond violation earned him a night in the slammer. And lo, when he walked out of it the next morning, he got hit with new criminal charges to add to the perjury and other charges he's facing.

I think the video is further proof Obama is - to use one of Rev. Wright's "snippets" - "a typical politician."

Mayor Kilpartick's problems may effect Obama's chances of carrying Michigan.

Hinderacker explains - - -

The Mayor is obviously radioactive, but his situation poses a delicate problem for Obama. Kwame's mother, Carolyn Kilpatrick, is Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. She faced a tough re-election race this year, mostly because of her outspoken support for her son, but Obama never endorsed her. She won the Democratic primary anyway, narrowly, on Tuesday.

Now Obama may need the Kilparticks' support in order to carry Michigan, which appears to be in play:

Adolph Mongo, a political analyst and former consultant to Mayor Kilpatrick, said that Obama’s support would be a “tremendous endorsement” for Carolyn Kilpatrick in terms of the good perception it would generate amongst voters. But he suggested it might be more important for Obama.

“Barack Obama cannot afford to snub the congresswoman and the mayor,” Mongo said. “The mayor is the only one in Detroit that has the machine to turn out the vote.”

So, does Obama's friend the "great mayor" get thrown under the bus, or not? Time will tell. ...

You can read the entire post here.

Question: Have you noticed almost all the people hurting Obama's election chances are either in the Obama camp or were until the Senator "disowned" them?

Hat tip: AC


Anonymous said...

Will there be room under the bus for Kwame? Stay tuned for the next installment of "He's not the.....I knew" from St. Barack. Hillary's no doubt licking her chops as St. Barack's stock keeps tanking.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

I propose Durham and Detroit become Sister Cities.
I've been reading about Durham so long in your blog, it was quite a treat that you mention my neck of the woods.
To the 11:51,
In his last visits to MI, Senator BO avoided Mayor KKK (King Kwame Kilpatrick)like the plague.
So, KKK has been under the bus for some time now.

Anonymous said...


I think Obama is going to need a bigger bus.