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Fenty Doubts He’ll Get an Obama Endorsement

A dispatch from Loose Lips' Alan Suderman out in the field!

Following up on a WTOP report that said Mayor Adrian Fenty, trailing in the polls, had asked for an endorsement from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, it's unlikely that's going to happen.

LL just called in a quote from a Fenty press conference. So sayeth Hizzoner: "We're not naïve, the president has a lot on his plate."

And there's more!

"If I was mayor of any city in the country, including Washington, D.C., I would certainly ask the president for his support. If I were president of the United States, I would not go around and endorsing mayors either. You just don't have the time to do it."

Video after the jump.

  • candycane1

    Who the hell does Fenty thinks he is even asking for an endorsement from the President? I would think less of the President if he responded in "any" form or fashion. This is one to be ignored. This is just desperation. Let the President work on the national and world issues that affect our entire society.

    Fenty brat is on his own. I have not forgotten his "NO SHOW" "Couldn't Make it Work" at the DNC. He was supposed to be representing the District of Columbia by casting the votes for Obama. Where was Fenty? He was wasting our tax dollars riding a bike in Colorado.

    This is however a good example of his thinking and immaturity.

  • pf

    I think Fenty announced he was asking for the endorsement in the hopes that it would pressure Obama into providing it.

    The problem is, every race the President has campaigned in - the person he campaigned for lost: Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, even the Olympics... I think he can read a poll as well as the rest of us, and doesn't feel like blowing that much more political capital on endorsing Fenty, who is obviously going to lose.

  • http://soldierette.com Soldierette!!

    The President doesn't endorse losers, and Fenty is definitely that.

    If he were doing the right thing for the people of the city, he wouldn't be looking for a Presidential endorsement.

    You know he's doing bad if he has found his way to the go-go community; a place he never seemed to find when they actually needed him.

    Good-bye loser, and good riddance!

  • Tformation

    Thank you AGAIN candycane1! The nerve. I can not WAIT until Wednesday.

  • Korrupt

    Tformation - don't count the chickens before they hatch.

  • Gotta Go

    Fenty couldn't get an endorsement from the city dog catcher, but he could from the City Paper!