I’m getting a bit worried about Democratic US presidential hopeful, Barack Obama.
First a senior US communist, Gerald Horne, writes an article in the CPUSA’s “Political Affairs” explaining that Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis was a member of the Communist Party.
Now it turns out that the Communist Party USA campaigned to elect Obama to the US Senate in 2004.
What does the CPUSA know about Barack Obama that the rest of America doesn’t?
From the Communist Party USA’s People’s Weekly World 24.4.04
Activists from Illinois were immersed in the campaign to elect Barak Obama to the U.S. Senate. Obama won a landslide victory in the March 16 Democratic primary. If Obama wins in November, he would be only the third African American senator since Reconstruction.
“This was a historic victory. It was a victory for political independence and grassroots, coalition, and issue oriented politics over the machine and money,” said John Bachtell, Illinois CP district organizer.