Obama Snubs Once-Powerful DLC

07/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Politico

Obama skipped the Democratic Leadership Council's "National Conversation" this weekend, even thought it was a block from Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters. The centrist group helped Bill Clinton get elected in 1992.

"Obama, who had time to get a haircut and shoot some hoops on what passes for a down weekend on the campaign trail, didn't make it by," the Politico reports.

Political Insider concludes that the DLC has "lost its mojo":

Even though the Illinois senator has moved to the center on so many issues in recent weeks, he's not willing to incur the wrath of liberal Democrats by speaking at the convention of the group described by many as "Republican-lite."

With none of the Democratic presidential candidates in attendance at last year's meeting either, it's fair to say the DLC has officially lost its mojo.

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