Here’s another reason why I dislike Donkeys…
Big ups to Kendrick Meek for finding his sack and not going along with Bill “The 1st Black President” Clinton’s scheme in the Florida Senator’s race. Clinton (allegedly) rubbed Meek on the head and told him to be a good boy and drop out of the race so another (non-Black) man could win. The other candidate is a former Republican, turned Independent Charlie Crist.
A qualified, Black Man works his a** off, is loyal to the party for years, and is one of the last three candidates standing… he won the Democratic primary, then at the last minute he is asked to step away for the good of the party. Donkeys have some ish with them don’t they?
The editor reads my posts very closely so I need to end before I get fined for unnecessary profanity. Here’s the news account from Politico.
Bill Clinton pushed Kendrick Meek to quit Florida race
By BEN SMITH
Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded.
Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom.
Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote. His withdrawal, polls suggest, would throw core Democratic voters to the moderate governor, rocking a complicated three-way contest and likely throwing the election to Crist.
The former president’s top aide, Doug Band, initially served as the intermediary between Meek and Crist, and Clinton became involved only when Meek signaled that he would seriously consider the option, Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna confirmed to POLITICO.
“The argument was: ‘You can be a hero here. You can stop him, you can change this race in one swoop,’” said another Democrat familiar with the conversations, who said Clinton had bluntly told Meek that he couldn’t win the race.
Crist also confirmed the planned scenario Thursday night, telling MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann: “I had numerous phone calls with people very close to President Clinton.”
In a press conference, Meek issued a calibrated denial, taking issue with the statements by Crist and Clinton’s spokesman.
“Any rumor or any statement from anyone that says I made a decision to get out of the race is inaccurate at best,” Meek said. “There was never a deal.”
Meek conceded that Clinton had asked him about reports that he was going to drop out, but suggested that he’d quickly ended the conversation, and he stressed that he had never actually decided to drop out.
Clinton did not dangle a job in front of Meek, who gave up a safe House seat to run for the Senate, but instead made the case that the move would advance the congressman’s future prospects, said a third Democrat familiar with the conversations.
Clinton campaigned with Meek in Florida on Oct. 19 and 20, and thought he had won Meek over. But as the week wore on, Meek lost his enthusiasm for the arrangement, spurred in part, a third Democratic source said, by his wife’s belief that he could still win the race. Clinton spoke with Meek again at week’s end, three Democrats said, and again Meek said he would drop out.