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Professor Brittain in BBC News on the D.C. Mayoral Campaign

Wednesday, September 15, 2010   (0 Comments)
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UDC Law Professor John Brittain was quoted in a BBC News article, What can Obama learn from DC's mayor?, which asks whether District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty's defeat in the D.C. Democratic primary holds lessons for President Obama.

Mr Fenty's experience may have particular resonance for Mr Obama because it proved that the black community - whose votes were critical to Mr Obama's success in 2008 - won't stick by black leaders if they don't feel that their voices are important, and their ideas are being heeded.

"Obama cannot necessarily take his 'own people' for granted," says Professor John Brittain from the University of the District of Columbia, who thinks Mr Obama's core supporters wonder if they have been cast aside in favour of banks and health insurance companies.

Read the entire article from BBC News


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