Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill recently disclosed she won’t be attending the Democratic National Convention. In a recent appearance on Philadelphia’s WPHT, Ed Rendell took note of this, criticizing McCaskill’s decision.
McCaskill told reporters on Tuesday that, given her difficult election, she’ll be skipping this year’s convention. “I’ve got a really hard election,” she said. “If you had a really hard election and it was after Labor Day would you go to North Carolina to a bunch of parties and glad-handing or would you stay home and work as hard as you know how to convince Missourians they should rehire you?” She added that she’s “absolutely not” trying to distance herself from the Democratic Party.
On The Chris Stigall Show, Rendell said McCaskill’s support for Obama was a “big breakthrough” because she’s someone who’d normally be expected to be a Hillary Clinton supporter. But now she wouldn’t even appear at a fundraiser with Obama. He asked: You think anyone’s going to forget that Obama’s running for president and he’s a Democrat and McCaskill’s a Democrat?
“All people are going to think is, ‘Boy, I thought that Claire McCaskill had a lot of guts but I guess not,'” Rendell said.
Take a listen, via WPHT:
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