Mrs. Shultz says: “I’m the president’s most prominent surrogate”…
This was her horribly lame attempt at disputing a report showing internal White House polls rank her popularity dead last among Obama surrogates.
TAMPA, Fla. — Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday that “Obama’s Last Stand” the e-book published in a collaboration between POLITICO and Random House “had about the same credibility as a National Enquirer story.”
She was responding to a question about the book’s claim that some within the Obama campaign had doubts about Wasserman Schultz’s effectiveness as a campaign surrogate.
POLITICO reporter Glenn Thrush reported that a commissioned poll by David Binder put Wasserman Schultz dead last in a ranking of the popularity of the Obama campaign’s top surrogates — behind all the familiar faces on the Obama campaign trail.
“With all respect to Glenn Thrush, his e-book was, had about the same credibility as a National Enquirer story. There wasn’t a shred of truth to a lot of what I saw,” Wasserman Schultz told POLITICO. “I didn’t read his book, but the clips that I’ve seen have no resemblance to the relationship that I have with the campaign. I’m the president’s most prominent surrogate and have proudly been asked by the president to chair the DNC, and look forward to the next 68 days and I’m sure that we can bring him across the finish line, which is what he asked me to help him do.”