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MRP:Nixon No Super Delegate, Democrats See Him As Super Disappointment

February 20th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Sen. Bond pictured here in 1998 with former St. Louis NAACP head Charles Mischeaux

JEFFERSON CITY _ Proving once again that Jay Nixon is a political gadfly within his own party, the senior statewide Democrat elected official and gubernatorial candidate has not been granted super delegate status even though he has spent 22 years promoting the liberal Democrat cause.

It has long been acknowledged that Nixon has been a political outsider among Democrats as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch clearly described in a December 8, 2002 article: “For much of his political career, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has held a solid reputation as a restless, ambitious loner often on better terms with the public than with fellow Democrats. Much of that is still true – except for the restless part. . . . He also wasn’t as prominent as other statewide Democrats on the campaign trail this fall to aid other party candidates on the ballot. That kind of approach has contributed to Nixon’s odd-man-out status among Democratic activists, who publicly praise him but privately complain.”

Since Nixon this year has been relegated to the political sidelines among the elites of the Missouri Democrat Party, it appears not much has changed since the Post-Dispatch’s 2002 description.

“If members of Jay Nixon’s own party do not trust him to be a super delegate then Missourians certainly have to question his ability to lead this state as governor. Despite being the senior statewide Democrat official and gubernatorial candidate, Jay Nixon has been forced to the sidelines by his own party,” said Paul Sloca, communications director for the Missouri Republican Party. “Perhaps that explains why Jay Nixon hasn’t endorsed a candidate and raises the question about whether he has the support to fill one of the two vacant super delegate slots that will be filled by Democrats in April.”

Related:

Jo Mannies’ “I can’t hide my biases” article of the day: GOP jabs Nixon over lack of “superdelegate” status, but he’s not alone

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