View Full Version : Clinton Supporter: Obama will win (YES THIS IS COLTS RELATED, CLICK)

04-01-2008, 05:44 PM
Taken from CNN's political blog

April 1, 2008
Clinton backer: Obama will win (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/04/01/clinton-backer-obama-will-win/)
Posted: 04:10 PM ET
http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/01/art.cleaver.gi.jpg Cleaver, a supporter of Clinton, said he'd be stunned if Obama didn't win.


(CNN) — A key Hillary Clinton (http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/candidates/hillary.clinton.html) supporter appeared to be a bit off message during a recent interview with a Canadian (http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/) radio station.
"If I had to make a prediction right now, I'd say Barack Obama is going to be the next president," Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said in a Canadian public radio interview this weekend. "I will be stunned if he's not the next president of the United States."
Cleaver, an African-American, endorsed Clinton's White House bid last year and formally remained aligned with the New York senator even as other black leaders shifted their support to Barack Obama.
But after his district voted for Obama in the February 5 primary, Cleaver did indicate he would consider voting (http://blackmissouri.com/digest/emanuel-cleaver-of-missouri-endorses-hillary-clinton.html) for the Illinois senator at the party's convention if the delegate count was extremely tight between the two candidates.
In the Canadian radio interview, Cleaver made clear he doesn't expect Clinton to overtake Obama, comparing his support of the New York Democrat to that of his hometown losing football team.
“Even though I don't expect the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Indianapolis Colts, I cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs,” he said.
He also pushed back on the notion Clinton should take her fight for the party's nomination all the way to the August convention — though he acknowledged that is not the position he is supposed to take.
"If I do the party line, I'm supposed to say — and maybe I'll say, just so if anybody hears it they can say well, 'Cleaver did the party line before he told the truth' — we believe that a contest going all the way to the convention is good for America."
But, he added, an actual convention fight would be a “tragedy of tragedies.”

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Barack Obama (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/category/presidential-candidates/barack-obama/) • Hillary Clinton (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/category/presidential-candidates/hillary-clinton/)

That's pretty flattering for the Colts, IMO. I would expected him to have said Pats or something.

04-01-2008, 06:47 PM

Infinite MAN_force
04-02-2008, 02:46 AM
The pats are chokers and cheaters... hee hee, Colts are the next logical choice.

Trader Joe
04-03-2008, 10:34 PM
Colts have beaten the Chiefs several times in the playoffs over the past five years.

04-04-2008, 12:13 AM
Colts have beaten the Chiefs several times in the playoffs over the past five years.

What he said.

As a long-time Chiefs fan living in Indy, I can tell you that the Colts seem to have our number, for whatever reason, much like when Baron Davis was in Charlotte/New Orleans and they always gave the Pacers fits.

The Pats, on the other hand, I'm not even sure the Chiefs have played a relevant game against them that I can remember. I'm sure that will change now that we rotate which division you play against frequently.