While we know HRC’s Joe Solmonese endorsed Obama’s campaign so early to show just how besotted he and his associates are with the Democratic Party, we also wonder why the Democrat was so eager to secure the endorsement so early in the cycle.
Well, in Jim Geraghty’s piece on a teachers’ union similarly premature endorsement, we find an explanation:
Number-Cruncher writes in, “I’m under no illusion the NEA will ever endorse a Republican candidate…but why this early? There is no GOP candidate yet, wouldn’t the union membership best be served by at least giving the GOP candidate ‘a chance’ to hear out his or her proposals, thus trying to win the appeal on a bi-partisan manner? I can only think of one reason for this move, the Obama people are going into over drive to get as much into Obama’s coffers as possible, and thus asked for this explicitly. These are action of a very desperate campaign…on both sides. The Obama administration obviously is not raising enough money; the NEA is losing friends on the Democrat side of the aisle (see Cuomo).”
Emphasis added. It’s all about the money. You know all the media bellyaching about the corrupting influence of special interests and campaign cash we here when Republican candidates and conservative organizations raise a lot of money to promote, respectively, themselves and their causes, wonder how much we’ll hear with all the Obama campaign’s shenanigans in order to increase its haul.
Do wonder if any intrepid reporters for the MSM, as part of a renewed commitment to accountability journalism, will investigate to see just how explicitly — and aggressively — the Obama campaign (and maybe the president himself) sought out these endorsements and their concomitant cash.