Another sign Dems are writing off Obama

Thomas Lifson
The grown-ups in the Democratic Party are looking beyond what they anticipate will be Barack Obama's single term, and positioning themselves to survive the aftermath. How else to explain the words of "Obama surrogate" Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee,  and Hillary Clinton acolyte?  Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports: A top Obama surrogate said the president will not have to worry about a swooning media or crowds overcome by fainting spells in 2012. "The media and the population saw him as this transformative figure [in 2008]; he was the first serious black candidate, a new, young, promising figure," said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. "People have sobered to that; the newness has faded and people now see him as another practical politician." Rendell is known for being blunt, a theme he touches on in his new book, A Nation of Wusses, and a trait that has gotten him in hot water on the...(Read Full Post)

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