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Obama and Detroit = A Beautiful Thing
For more great pictures of today’s rally click here.
Friday, in Detroit’s Hart Plaza, scandal ridden mayor Kwame Kilpatrick took the stage at the Red Wings victory parade to trumpet Detroit’s hometown heroes. The result?
The volume and decibel level of the booing were so deafening, you would have thought Matt Millen just stepped on stage.
The man got booed by his constituents. In a moment of celebration this one man brought an angry and unhappy mood to to the atmosphere of celebration surrounding Detroit’s win. Kilpatrick’s toxicity is so strong it was able to reach into areas thought immune to politics, like the Stanley Cup. He should have stayed away from the parade and all the happy Detroiters who were able to put aside their hardships and corrupt leader for a day.
Which leads me to this bit of news…
Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency, will visit Detroit on June 16, his first appearance south of 8 Mile since last summer.
“The campaign will host a public event and fund-raiser,” campaign spokeswoman Candice Tolliver said Sunday. “We were just in metro Detroit, obviously, but he’s glad to be coming back.”
The article further explores whether Kilpatrick will be invited to any of the functions on the 16th. One part of this article troubled me… a variety of different groups with tickets could invite him without the campaign’s consent. No one, in the article, was really clear about where Kilpatrick will be on the 16th.
Advice – Keep that man away from Obama… schedule some committee hearing in DC where Kwame has to testify about the Red Wings or proper telecommunications etiquette (that can be bundled with telecom immunity right?). If the toxicity of Kwame can infect a rally for the Stanley Cup, then that man will be able to sap the energy out of an Obama event. For a campaign based around hope, the future, and a new America, which Kwame, to many Michiganders, represents the exact opposite.
Kwame Kilpatrick could lose Michigan for Obama if the Republicans are able to crank their high-powered smear machine into high gear using a lovely photo of the two. Keep him away and keep him quiet.