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Dem Campaign Chair Says Avoid Convention

From an irony proof Reuters:

Democratic campaign chair tells candidates to avoid convention

By Samuel P. Jacobs
WASHINGTON | Tue Jun 26, 2012

(Reuters) – The man responsible for getting Democrats elected to the U.S. Congress this fall has a message for his party’s candidates: Stay away from the Democratic National Convention.

"If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit on Tuesday.

The Democratic convention, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, in early September to formally nominate President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee, is viewed warily by some of the party’s candidates.

The September 3-6 gathering to fete a president whose popularity ratings have hovered around 50 percent is a particularly sensitive issue for Democratic candidates who are in close races in states or districts where Obama trails Republican Mitt Romney in voter surveys.

For such candidates, four days of mingling with Democratic leaders could turn off independent voters before the November 6 election.

What does that tell you about how out of touch the Democrat Party is? When even the chairman of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee says it is too risky for Democrat candidates to be associated with the Democrat Party. With its radical agenda.

That it is too dangerous for Democrat candidates to be associated with Obama. That even just attending the Democrat party’s national convention will ‘turn off’ the precious independents.

"A trip to Charlotte may be interesting," Israel said, "but why leave your districts?"

Obama’s poll ratings have little to do with his stance, Israel said. "I don’t care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now," he said. "I think (candidates) should be in their districts." …

And we are sure Rep. Israel is right. We have always said that the worst nightmare for the Democrats is that voters will find out what they are really all about. But to hear it admitted by the head of Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee is just priceless.

But even Democrats sometimes slip up and tell the truth.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

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