2008 Re: Superdelegate Watch. Gregoire.
posted by January 31 at 11:20 AMon
I had a long conversation with someone from the Governor’s office yesterday afternoon.
I can’t report what they said about Gregoire’s Obama/Clinton decision, but I can tell you what I said: She’d be dumb not to endorse Obama. Gregoire is aching to get some momentum with the Democratic base in Seattle. (For example, why was a prominent Gregoire staffer spending so much time with moi, the Stranger’s news editor and why was Gregoire scheduled to go on Goldy this weekend?)
With all our mainstream politicians (Cantwell, Murray, Sims, Inslee) endorsing Clinton, Gregoire would look (by contrast) like she’s dialed in to the street-level zeitgeist in Seattle.
Meanwhile, serving her obsession to appease Eastern Washington, she’d disassociate herself from Clinton, who is a Satanic icon among the red meat Republicans. They’d just shrug at an Obama endorsement. Everything to gain. Nothing to lose.