#DNC2012: DCCC Chair tells candidates to stay away from convention

Posted by: ST on June 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

Via Reuters:

The man responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Congress this fall has a message for his party’s candidates: Stay away from the Democratic National Convention in September.

“If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts,” New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit on Tuesday.

Israel emphasized that Democratic President Barack Obama’s poll ratings – which have hovered around 50 percent – have little to do with his stance.

“I don’t care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now,” he said. “I think (candidates) should be in their districts,” rather than spend time at the convention, which will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3-6.

“A trip to Charlotte may be interesting,” Israel said, “but why leave your districts?”

The Democratic convention, during which Obama will formally be nominated as the Democratic presidential choice, is viewed warily by some of the party’s candidates.

The gathering to fete Obama is a particularly sensitive issue for Democratic candidates who are in close races in states or districts where Obama trails Republican Mitt Romney in voter surveys.

For such candidates, four days of mingling with Democratic leaders could turn off independent voters before the November 6 election.

And those last two lines are exactly why Israel has told his candidates to stay in their districts. This has everything to do with Barack Obama’s falling popularity ratings in battleground states, regardless of the spin Rep. Israel puts on it.

This is excellent news. The less Democrats invading my fair city in September, the better. We’ve got enough here as it is. ;)

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6 Responses to “#DNC2012: DCCC Chair tells candidates to stay away from convention”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Though the commiecrats are so broke they could not buy a sick whore a drink, it is my understanding they will still serve a seven-course meal at their convention; a burrito and a six-pack.

  2. Dana says:

    The esteemed Mr Israel is just providing cover — a bit late — for the President due to the Democrats who have pointedly said that they won’t be attending the convention. Now he’s given them a “reason” that doesn’t have to do with not wanting to be pictured with President Obama.

  3. TexasMom2012 says:

    I hear their fundraising for the convention is about $20 million short. Maybe they plan to save $ by disinviting their fat cat politicians… Snort

  4. TexasMom2012 says:

    They moved the opening night to a smaller facility just this week. LOL

  5. Tex says:

    Does this mean that any Democrat that avoids the convention nominating Obama as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the 2012 Presidential election is a racist?

    Using the Liberals’ own line of reasoning during the past 4 years apparently it does. Ouch!

  6. Great White Rat says:

    Bigger question: will those Democrats who actually do attend the convention need to show IDs to get in?

    If so, then RAAAAACIST!!!