It’s very disappointing to me that the President is keeping the Wisconsin labor movement at arms length.
Ever since the recall wars erupted in this battleground state, the Obama campaign has been faced with a dilemma: How involved does the president get in a polarizing fight with huge national overtones?
Less than two weeks to go before the June 5 election, the answer seems pretty clear.
President Barack Obama’s forces are pitching in with voter turnout and fundraising appeals. But the president has avoided taking a vocal role in the conflict, and there is little expectation of an Obama visit to Wisconsin in the homestretch of the campaign.
Whether Obama will be speaking out about the race in the coming days or sending top surrogates here is still unknown.
I wonder if the President remembers this campaign promise?
And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.
Couldn’t you find your comfortable shoes, sir?