When a candidate of the Democratic or Republican parties is successfully elected President of the United States, it is widely accepted that by virtue of being the highest elected office holder in the party, they are the “leader” of their respective party.The full essay is at the link.
Why would it be any different when it comes to President Obama’s leadership role in his other political party, the Working Families Party?
If the President and his other party are to be held to the same standard as the Republicans, Greens, and Democrats, etc., then by all rights he should be considered the leading force or figure within the Working Families Party.
In reality, no matter how one chooses to define the President’s relationship to his other party, the relationship itself demands a close examination of its platform, background, and history, all of which the President would appear to have endorsed by accepting their nomination.
Friday, October 23, 2009
From Big Government, "The Hexagon of Progress: Barack Obama – Working Families Party – Democratic Socialists of America – New Party – ACORN – SEIU":