Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ed Rendell sounds off

He's worried about Obama's candidacy:

"You've got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate," Rendell told the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in remarks that appeared in Tuesday's paper.

I, personally, resent the assumption that conservatives are bigots. I know that I am not.

He doesn't seem to have a high opinion of Pennsylvania voters. Of course he has a point--they elected him, didn't they?


Duffy said...

Strange, I seem to remember pleading for Powell to run from the GOP party faithful.

Elisabeth said...

Rendell is not exactly a beacon of intelligence - he's proved it again with that asinine statement. A side note on Rendell - before he was elected governor of PA, one of my best friends who is from Philly and a staunch democrat told me that she would rather die than vote for him. I should have listened to her.

Insolublog said...

I remember sending a donation to Lynn Swann.

I guess I neglected to apply the standard evil conservative color chart that day. Most of us have that bad habit. This is why we are always letting people like Sowell, Elder, Watts, Swann, Keyes etc. into the tent.

Maybe we should start using the formula the other side uses. We should make race, instead of character, the criteria for acceptance.

John Salmon said...

Typical Fast Eddie, as we call him in Philly.

Dick Stanley said...

That's a hoot. Of course they'll whine that Barry got whupped by mean ole racists. Something tells me the guilt trip won't work this time.