Jul 15, 2008
Democrats do not play politics with break in of Obama campaign office
The Detroit campaign office of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was robbed over the weekend, and a campaign spokesman said personal electronics, including some mobile phones and a laptop, were taken.
My first thought, was aren’t they making this a campaign issue and using it as am excuse for a fundraiser like the Republicans do, but then I remembered that Democrats have more class and integrity.
You will recall that last month former Kent County GOP chair Dave Dishaw claimed a break in at their headquarters was the work of Democrats without an ounce of proof and the direct opposite of what local police were saying. .He even took it a step further by posting a letter on the web site saying, “We knew the Democrats would do anything to win, but we didn't expect this,” he said. The letter also asked for contributions of $100, $50 or $25.
As far as I know the case is still pending. It’s hard to get any follow up on minor incidents like this. But the good news is Dishaw is gone. Some three weeks after the break in, Dishaw resigned claiming “business obligations have made it impossible for him continue in the role,” according to the Grand Rapids Press.
Despite at lest one computer being stolen from the Obama office, there was no campaign material on it, but thieves did not know that. Still, I’m sure it will turn out this was a routine burglary with the thieves just looking for stuff to fence. But on the other hand, Watergate was a two-bit robbery. No, I don’t think Republicans are that stupid.