Hillary-Backing Congressman: "I Will Be Stunned" If Obama Isn't The Next President
by TruthMatters, Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 06:28:18 AM EDT
for you Obama Supporters just a bit of a pick me up on the diary lists here.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), who is supporting Hillary Clinton, went seriously off-message in an interview with Canadian public radio.
"If I had to make a prediction right now, I'd say Barack Obama is going to be the next president," Cleaver said. "I will be stunned if he's not the next president of the United States."
they call it a message for a reason, what backers say on TV isn't necessarily what they know or believe.
"Earlier in the interview, he was asked about the race going all the way to the convention."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." He makes a football analogy of his support for Clinton."Even though I don't expect the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Indianapolis Colts, I cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs," he said, and goes on to cast it in terms of friendship and personal loyalty. If he switched to Obama, "There would be African-Americans cheering," Cleaver says. "But I would have difficulty shaving in the morning, unless I could shave without looking in the mirror."original article is here http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0408/Cleavers_bluntness.html