When given the choice between Ed FITZgERALD and Ed FITZgERALD, Rep. Marcia Fudge chose……….
The Plain Dealer posted an article yesterday that the ODP probably wasn’t too thrilled with. Despite the fact that there aren’t any other Democrats running for Governor, Rep. Marcia Fudge has decided to not endorse Ed FITZgERALD until after the primary.
That makes sense though, because I remember my neighbor saying that he wanted to run for Governor. Maybe Rep. Fudge is waiting for him to decide before endorsing Ed?
My favorite part of the story was this little gem after Fudge was asked about rumors that Ed told her he didn’t need her support:
“Not exactly those words,” Fudge said. “But, I mean, we’ve had some discussions, and I think that he understands very clearly that in order for him to win this election he is going to have to get the communities that I represent. So we are in talks, and they are very cordial. We do not have any animosity. No hard feelings, nothing like that.”
Not exactly a ringing endorsement of Ed’s abilities to bring the party together behind his candidacy. It’s cool though, Rep. Fudge is only the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, but apparently that’s not too important.
The real question here is what exactly is Ed thinking? Does he honestly think that he doesn’t need the support of the African American community? I don’t think Ed is stupid, so apparently his arrogance is so off the charts that he thinks insulting Rep. Fudge is ok.
Ed hasn’t really had a smooth introduction to the citizens of Ohio. He didn’t exactly come charging out of the gates by raising barely any money during the first fundraising quarter. This was a clear sign of his inability to bring the Democratic Party establishment (aka labor) behind his candidacy and no doubt is causing some heartburn at ODP HQ.
To top it off he embarrasses the entire Ohio Democratic Party by insulting one of its most important leaders in Cuyahoga County.
This guy wants to lead Ohio. I’m not sure he can lead his own campaign.