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Should Kendrick Meeks Quit the Race?

This morning Kendrick Meeks made the rounds on the morning show. His statement was the same “I’m not quitting this race.” Last night CNN was reporting that Meeks was going to quit and throw his support behind Charlie Crist. Let us not forget Crist is the former Republican turned Independent who if elected is expected to caucus with the Democrats. So today we heard denials from former President Clinton who said “I didn’t ask Kendrick to leave the race, nor did Kendrick say that he would. I told him that how he proceeds was his decision to make and that I would support him regardless.”* The White House has really kept its distance from Meeks. During the 2008 election Meeks and his mother were staunch Hillary Clinton supporters and some wounds take a long time to heal. One of my frequent readers said imagine the outcry if a Republican former president asked a black candidate to quit running. This story has garnered sufficient press but Clinton still come off looking good not sinister. According to the pollsĀ Meeks can’t win, but he believes he can. The Democrats are scampering because the believe Mark Rubio is too extreme, and he will probably win. Maybe if the President had actually intervened and talked to Meeks instead of a chorus of surrogates he might have stepped aside for the good of the party, but now Meeks probably says what has the party done for me? The answer would probably be not much.
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