Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The AFL-CIO and the Clintons

It looks like the AFL-CIO will free member unions to endorse whomever they choose. This is good news for John Edwards. He is likely to do well not just because he has, of late, made common cause with many unions but also, according to this analysis, because organized labor won't forgive the Clintons for NAFTA [at least some of Bill Clinton's victims have good sense!] and because both Chris Dodd and Joe Biden have longstanding pro-labor records. They are politically astute enough to realize that, even so, organized labor won't "waste" their endorsements on them -- at least not while they're still so far behind the "top tier" -- but that they can expect no premature endorsements of anyone else.

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