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Obama: Rahm "Doing Fine" Without Endorsement

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 15, 2011 5:20PM


One of Rahm Emanuel's latest ads takes bits and pieces from the October press conference at the White House where President Obama sent him off in style as something of a tacit endorsement for his campaign. At least, that's how we think it could come across to casual viewers and the undecideds. The ad itself is not an actual Obama endorsement. Emanuel's opponents have been quick to call him out on the shifty nature of using the ads to infer an endorsement from Obama.

The President was asked about the ads at a news conference yesterday if he wanted to endorse Emanuel. Obama replied, “I don’t have to make any endorsement. He seems to be doing just fine on his own. He’s been very busy shoveling snow out there. I never saw him shoveling around here.”