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article imageOp-Ed: Dem Convention Chairman, explaining why Democrats are MIA

By Gar Swaffar     Jul 4, 2012 in Politics
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has to dance around the question posed by Andrea Mitchell, to escape the inconvenient truth.
An enormously inconvenient truth for the Chairman of the Democrat National Convention, Antonio Villaraigosa, is that the Current Regime Master at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, has turned toxic to several Democrat politicians.
Rep. Larry Kissell of North Carolina is one of the latest, as are Rep. Mike McIntyre, also of North Carolina. Rep. Hayden Rogers, Sen Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Rep. Nick Rahall W. Va., Earl Ray Tomblin Governor of W. Va., Sen. Joe Manchin W. Va., Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah, and Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. All mad the 'List' at ABC and all have expressed the over-riding need to stay home and campaign, or knit a sweater or clean their fish tank or...
And that's easy to understand, when the convention would take up four full days of valuable time, which can be spent campaigning, mowing the lawn or creating distance between Obama and the candidate.
The inconvenient question from Andrea Mitchell placed Tony V. on the spot though, and he had to dance carefully to keep from lying, while still allowing the premise that some Democrat candidates are running away from Obama as hard as they can. Tony artfully went skipping very lightly over the fact that Obama is not popular enough for Democrat politicians to be seen with him, and noting that there were going to be "thousands of people in the vast majority"...."a lot about nothing" Nothing? Hey Tony, those thousands are not all running for office.
And from The Weekly Standard, Rep. Mike McIntyre felt compelled to note the very inclusive component of his "Republican" friends. - Y'all know how the old line goes: some of my best friends are...(insert ethnicity/political party/gender) etc. etc. etc...
With more than three months left until the November election, I may start an office pool to try and guess how many Democrat politicians will bail out and find reasons why they 'must focus' on their (insert State) re-election race.
It is perhaps worth noting that, at least so far, the politicians skipping the Democrat convention are all in states where the voters are not happy with President Obama, or where redistricting has affected the voter mix in their districts.
For the record, I'm going to stake out some three digit numbers in the office pool.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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