Obama loses two more CBC members

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Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC)G.K. Butterfield

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North Carolina’s Democratic congressmen are sticking with presidential candidate John Edwards. All seven House members have endorsed Edwards, the former U.S. senator, who is seeking the Democratic nomination next year.”The North Carolina delegation unanimously supports John’s candidacy because we know his character, leadership ability and commitment to our country,” U.S. Rep. David Price of Chapel Hill, the delegation’s senior Democrat, said Thursday in a statement. “He’ll be an effective president, and we look forward to helping put a great North Carolinian in the White House.”

Among those endorsing Edwards were both of the state’s African-American congressmen, Mel Watt and G.K. Butterfield. The competition for black voters is expected to be particularly keen with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton in the race. “I’ve known John for years and support his commitment to helping Americans climb the economic ladder,” said Watt, a past chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The endorsements were announced at a time when Edwards has a modest lead in the polls in his home state.

Edwards will make a campaign appearance Tuesday at Bennett College in Greensboro as part of a college tour.

11 thoughts on “Obama loses two more CBC members

  1. Don’t get me started about Mel “Do Nothing” Watt, although it does appear he put a finger up in the wind to get the direction.

    I’m wondering if the SOBU diss and dissing his pastor has something to do with it.

    At least they’re not going with the Borg Queen – I expect the NY contingent to endorse her.

  2. rikyrah

    Forgot to add, smart choice of Bennett College for Edwards. I hope he brings Elizabeth with him.🙂

  3. dblhelix

    Googling ‘Hillary Clinton endorsements’ pulls up Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima, second page of results. 🙂

  4. Yogo:

    Rangel’s been totin’ water for Hillary since Clinton set up shop in that office in Harlem when the ReThugs raised hell about taxpayer money going to fund his luxury office in Midtown.

    While maybe the rest of NY won’t follow the Borg Queen, it won’t be because he hasn’t tried to persuade them.

  5. Darrylm

    More Uncle Toms loving that white man’s ice, which is colder, and his water, which is wetter.

    How appropriate that they are on posted here on the Willie Lynch/Anti-Obama website.

  6. Darrylm:

    I notice you trash this site, but you still keep coming here and posting your “tom” comments.

    So, what’s up with that? You really sound like you’d be better off on blogs like Michelle Malkin’s. Just a thought.

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    Democrats regrettably don’t have the votes in the House or Senate that wll reverse a Presidential veto. Our hand is weakened but we are going to revisit the issue in Septmber and I suggest that we wil be more assertive at that time and put a short timeline up for consideration. The comments are correct. Our constituency is sick and disgusted with the war and so are we. In order to end the war now we will need 218 votes in the House, and 60 votes in the Senate and a President who does a miracle and signs the leigslation. The landscape is not favorable but Speaker Pelosi is a brilliant leader who is already working on the next funding bill scheduled for debate in September 2008.

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