Clinton Loses Key Supporter

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Hillary

Prominent Hillary Clinton supporter, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, has formally switched sides and is now backing Barack Obama. In a statement, Lewis says:

”Something is happening in America. There is a movement, there is a spirit, there is an enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of the American people that I have not seen in a long time, since the candidacy of Robert Kennedy. The people are pressing for a new day in American politics, and I think they see Sen. Barack Obama as a symbol of that change.

“This has been a difficult decision for me. I have a deep and abiding love for both Sen. Clinton and President Clinton. Senator Clinton is a brilliant and capable candidate. Regardless of what happens in November, the Democratic Party will be making history. However, the people of my district have spoken, and I think that as their vessel, I should represent their wishes at the convention.”

So, which is it? Is he supporting Obama because that’s the way the winds are blowing and he wants a piece of the breeze or is he supporting Obama because his constituents overwhelmingly voted for the Illinois senator on Super Tuesday? If it were the latter, wouldn’t he have made this announcement sooner or even have held back his endorsement until the voters in his district spoke?

Whatever the reason, this is just more bad news for Clinton. Not only is she losing one of her most prominent black supporters but Lewis has set the precedent for other Clinton super-delegates to switch their allegiance with the excuse “my constituents made me do it.”

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3 Responses to “Clinton Loses Key Supporter”

  1. KYJurisDoctor Says:

    It sounds like the sinking SS Billary Clinton is being abandoned! or

  2. crat3 Says:

    “Lewis said his decision was an anguishing one” but that is repudiated as a lie by the strategic timing of his flip flopping to impact the March 4 primaries for the benefit of cult leader Obama.

    Lewis’ perfect timing is also intended to elicit more defections of super delegates for cult leader Obama to force a premature end to the Democratic nomination process in his favor.

    The “overwhelming preference for Obama” was simply nothing more than cult leader Obama riding a wave of black racism based on skin color, supported by left wing liberals, and the pro-Obama media.

    The Cult Obama campaign is certainly a “transformational moment.” And cult leader Obama has certainly “tapped into something that is extraordinary” by taking a hold on the cult mindset and mentality with the cult money machine.

    Lewis is obviously a politician lacking in principles, character, and integrity. His support of cult leader Obama is obviously based on skin color because his flip flopping is not issue based.

    Lewis’ civil rights credentials were sacrificed to black racism.

    The flip flopping would not be a proud moment for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  3. Mark Says:

    It’s very simple really. I don’t know why the media makes such a big deal about it. Black people want to elect a black man for president. That is why they are all voting for Obama – he is black too. John Lewis is black. Is it really that hard to see?

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