Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign insisted a “scheduling conflict” is behind the president’s decision to skip this year’s NAACP convention.
“We declined a few weeks ago and [the] NAACP was pleased [Vice President Joe Biden] was able to attend,” a campaign official told CNN…
Hilary Shelton, the NAACP Washington Bureau director and a senior vice president in the organization, said the White House never confirmed a visit.
“They were trying to work out something,” Shelton said. As to why Obama could not attend, he added, “It was that something could not be moved. Something was crucial. And unfortunately, they couldn’t move it in a way they could get him here this week.”
- Uncomfortable morning after when you wake up in a front lawn you don’t remember, clad only in a t-shirt that reads “Forward”, with a wicked hangover and some odd soreness, :
I’m sure that briefing was really important. It probably wasn’t something that could have happened through a secure telephone call or a video conference or even put off until the early evening because surely the President had time to fly from DC to Texas and back again in just a few hours. I mean, he’s done it a few times this election season already for some of those big-money fundraisers that have put millions of dollar….
…oh, wait. This wasn’t a fundraiser, wasn’t it? This was just a conference. No cash. Wow, Okay.
Yeah, it’s probably fine, though. The President definitely still considers you a valuable part of his campaign, NAACP. He’s probably not using you to bag an extra percentage point or two among black voters. No shame.
No shame at all.
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