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Carlota69
04-01-2008, 01:27 PM
Note the football reference---

CNN--A key Hillary Clinton supporter appeared to be a bit off message during a recent interview with a Canadian radio station.

"If I had to make a prediction right now, I'd say Barack Obama is going to be the next president," Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said in a Canadian public radio interview this weekend. "I will be stunned if he's not the next president of the United States."

Cleaver, an African-American, endorsed Clinton's White House bid last year and formally remained aligned with the New York senator even as other black leaders shifted their support to Barack Obama.

But after his district voted for Obama in the February 5 primary, Cleaver did indicate he would consider voting for the Illinois senator at the party's convention if the delegate count was extremely tight between the two candidates.

In the Canadian radio interview, Cleaver made clear he doesn't expect Clinton to overtake Obama, comparing his support of the New York Democrat to that of his hometown losing football team.

“Even though I don't expect the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Indianapolis Colts, I cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs,” he said.

He also pushed back on the notion Clinton should take her fight for the party's nomination all the way to the August convention — though he acknowledged that is not the position he is supposed to take.

"If I do the party line, I'm supposed to say — and maybe I'll say, just so if anybody hears it they can say well, 'Cleaver did the party line before he told the truth' — we believe that a contest going all the way to the convention is good for America."

But, he added, an actual convention fight would be a “tragedy of tragedies.”

HonestChieffan
04-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Cleaver is behaving like a politician now. More and more I have no use for these people.

patteeu
04-01-2008, 01:57 PM
The first thing that always comes to my mind when I read about Emanuel Cleaver (former Kansas City Mayor) is his decision to use city funds to build decorative fountains and other beautification projects on the predominantly-black east side of town rather than address the city's deteriorating sewers, streets, and bridges. Now the city faces a budget crisis with a looming multi-billion-dollar sewer maintenance bomb hanging over it's head.

penguinz
04-01-2008, 04:50 PM
The first thing that always comes to my mind when I read about Emanuel Cleaver (former Kansas City Mayor) is his decision to use city funds to build decorative fountains and other beautification projects on the predominantly-black east side of town rather than address the city's deteriorating sewers, streets, and bridges. Now the city faces a budget crisis with a looming multi-billion-dollar sewer maintenance bomb hanging over it's head.

Don't forget that he was found guilty of not paying taxes on some of his car washes.