Rendell Probably Deserves a Pass

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After reading his remarks in their context and watching his appearance this afternoon on MSNBC, I’d have to say that whatever trouble Hillary backer and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell got himself into yesterday–over his reported comments that some whites in his state will not be willing to vote for a black candidate for President–was a result of his bumptious personality, and not a deliberate effort to cast doubt on Obama’s electability or to otherwise inject race into the campaign:

That’s my take at least. Yours?

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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