Why did Robert Byrd fly the coup when Obama was campaigning in West Virginia?
Barack Obama at the height of his popularity a few years ago helped Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia raise $800,000 dollars for his re election campaign. Obama said some very nice things about the man who once called Dr. Martin Luther King a "trouble maker". This is also the same Mr. Byrd who used the N word on Fox News three years ago, and this is also the same Robert Byrd who as a member of the West Virginia Klu Klux Klan. With everything that the naive Senator from Illinois did to help Byrd win re election, I wonder why Senator Byrd didn't campaign for Obama in West Virginia? Byrd is practically considered a political god in West Virginia, and he still has a strong favourably rating in that state. So the question is why Byrd didn't return the favor to Obama ? Now that I think about it, Robert Byrd hasn't jumped on the Democrat bandwagon and endorsed Obama for President yet either. I wonder why? Could it be that deep down, Byrd doesn't want Obama to become president based "race"? Could it be that Byrd didn't want to upset his voters in West Virginia by endorsing Obama? Robert Byrd is the most senior member of the United States Senate. If the late Strom Thurmond was still alive, I'm sure the media would be all over him asking how does he feel that a biracial person was going to win the Democrat nomination. Oddly enough the media hasn't ask that question of the "former" member of the Klu Klux Klan. So I guess we will never know why Byrd didn't campaign for Obama in West Virginia and haven't yet endorsed him for President.