Sunday, April 20, 2008

No endorsement from Gordon Brown

Speaking of Brown, he met privately with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Thursday after having met with John McCain a few weeks back. Wouldn’t you have loved to be a fly on the wall for those talks? I’d love to get Brown’s take on each of the candidates; his perspective would be interesting, given that he followed Tony Blair and had to deal with Iraq, much as Bush’s successor will have to do. I wonder, which one of them would he want answering the phone at 3 a.m. ... especially since he might be on the other end of the line?

Brown didn't give much of a hint with his answer to a reporter's question on this point at a White House press availability this week ... or did he?

It is for Americans to decide who their President is going to be. I was delighted to meet the three presidential candidates who remain in the field. What I was convinced of after talking to each of them, and talking about the issues that concern them and concern the world, is that the relationship between America and Britain will remain strong, remain steadfast; it will be one that will be able to rise to the challenges of the future. And I look forward to continuing my discussions with all three of them over the next few months.
Brown said he will be talking "with all three of them over the next few months." If his comments are any indication, Brown doesn't have any insider information that Clinton intends to drop out anytime soon.