Mel Watt, my Congressman, a man whom I've voted for over and over and over again, a man of whom I am usually moderately proud, a man who is a former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has stated that he's endorsing John Edwards...because he is a White Man.
"There are a number of reasons I've been supporting John," he told the Observer on Monday, "and one of those is a concern whether the electorate would support an African American candidate or a female candidate for president."
Heartbroken. I am heartbroken. Beyond consolation.
He then offers this qualification:
"This is not about the being on the side of the winning candidate," Watt said. "Actually, I think John has been the most progressive candidate in the race. And his positions have more closely reflected mine than the other candidates."
Yeah, Congressman? Good point, you're right. But why say it from behind a Hedge, friend?