Well, I am not sure what Barack Obama is thinking, but he is snubbing a lot of very heavy hitters in the Democratic party and is sure to make a ton of enemies doing it.
So who has he told to NOT come to the convention?
1. Kwame Kilpatrick – this was predictable, but he is an important politician in the black community and there are a lot of people not very happy about this. I mean, I understand no speaking role, but a don’t even come? WOW. Even Marion Berry got treated better than that if I remember correctly… and he was caught smoking crack with a hooker?
2. Charlie Rangel – Arguably the most important African American in Congress, not to mention one of the most powerful people in Congress PERIOD. This is the man who is in charge of tax policy in the United States. This is the last guy you want to piss off, and Charlie is reportedly pretty unhappy with the snub.
3. Wesley Clark – WOW. Obama must have brain damage. 4 Star General Wesley Clark has been told that there is no reason to come to the convention… which is political speak for “F off.” Clark is beloved by the netroots, has a huge fan base, is an important fundraiser in the party getting downticket Dems elected… and would be an absoultely essential supporter for Obama, shoring up his lack of a military record… foreign policy record… diplomatic record… any sort of record what so ever?
I wonder who else Obama uninvites from the DEMOCRATIC PARTY’s Convention?
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