Theodore's World: Obama To Campaign in Texas – But Local Democrats to Leaving Town The Obama Curse Don't Cha' Know

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July 21, 2010

Obama To Campaign in Texas – But Local Democrats to Leaving Town The Obama Curse Don't Cha' Know

Obama to campaign in Texas


Barack Obama plans fundraisers for fellow Democrats in Republican-controlled Texas, but his party’s nominee for governor said Tuesday he would not join the event scheduled in the city that he used to run.

Former Houston Mayor Bill White told The Associated Press that he couldn’t block Obama from supporting his campaign to become the first Democrat to win statewide office in Texas since 1994. But he also suggested that Obama’s visit opens the door for Republican Gov. Rick Perry to continue running against Washington insiders — an unwelcomed distraction in the Democrats’ best chance to win the governorship in years.

“I believe Rick Perry will try to run against President Obama because he knows that he can’t beat me,” White told the AP during an interview in San Antonio. “He will try to say — unfairly — that somehow voting for him will somehow change the administration in Washington.”

White is hardly the first candidate to ditch an Obama event.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, running for an open Senate seat, skipped public Obama appearances. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan flew to Washington to avoid appearing with the president in Missouri. And appearing arm-in-arm with the president cost Florida Gov. Charlie Crist his Republican nomination for a Senate seat, forcing him out of the GOP and onto the ballot as an independent candidate.

Democrats in Texas were planning a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee in Austin, a liberal enclave, and another in Houston for Democratic Senate candidates.

Tickets to the high-dollar lunch in Austin start at $5,000 each and go up to $30,400 for a couple to have a photograph with the president. A tentative invitation to the event says "some of the proceeds will remain in Texas to help elect Democrats in Texas, including Bill White as our next governor."

But White, the former three-term Houston mayor, said he is booked that day and won't be able to join Obama at any of the events.

Wild Thing's comment.......

LMAO they don't want to be connected to Obama hahahahaa He is Dr. Political DEATH.

It is just so funny to me, the many events and politicians he has backed and made speeches for, campaigned for and they lost.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 21, 2010 06:40 AM