Obama Runs from Daily Kos Netroots

Ed Lasky
Eager to disassociate himself-at least optically-from the far left activists of his party, presumptive Democratic nominee stiffs the annual convention of Netroots Nation. In contrast to past behavior, he is choosing to sit out this year's convention.

A man who was levitated to the pinnacle of political by tapping the support of the internet and rallying patrons of the Daily Kos now throws them under the bus. When people no longer serve a purpose in Obama's life, he throws them under the bus. Such loyalty....

Rick Moran adds:

Many of the big name Democrats have declined to participate in what is now called the "Netroots Convention," dropping formal affiliation with the Daily Kos website.  Speaker Pelosi will be there (probably because she was scheduled last year and ended up having to cancel at the very last minute). And Wesley Clark will be there as well.

But the keynoter is candidate for the House from Maryland who defeated a more moderate Democrat in the primary. And with Obama not willing to be seen there, other top Democrats have taken their cue from him and have declined to show up.

The netroots aren't exactly becoming toxic to elected Democrats. But many are being very careful about how closely they are seen being affiliated with them.
 
Eager to disassociate himself-at least optically-from the far left activists of his party, presumptive Democratic nominee stiffs the annual convention of Netroots Nation. In contrast to past behavior, he is choosing to sit out this year's convention.

A man who was levitated to the pinnacle of political by tapping the support of the internet and rallying patrons of the Daily Kos now throws them under the bus. When people no longer serve a purpose in Obama's life, he throws them under the bus. Such loyalty....

Rick Moran adds:

Many of the big name Democrats have declined to participate in what is now called the "Netroots Convention," dropping formal affiliation with the Daily Kos website.  Speaker Pelosi will be there (probably because she was scheduled last year and ended up having to cancel at the very last minute). And Wesley Clark will be there as well.

But the keynoter is candidate for the House from Maryland who defeated a more moderate Democrat in the primary. And with Obama not willing to be seen there, other top Democrats have taken their cue from him and have declined to show up.

The netroots aren't exactly becoming toxic to elected Democrats. But many are being very careful about how closely they are seen being affiliated with them.