Politics & Policy

Dem Mayor Introduces Obama: ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’

President Obama appeared in Bridgeport, Conn. today to boost Rep. Jim Himes’s effort at re-election. CT Capitol Report is drawing attention to Mayor Bill Finch’s strange introduction for our country’s first African-American commander-in-chief:

And then, after a prayer, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch bounded up on the stage.

Guess who’s coming to dinner?” he shouted.

He seems to be alluding to the 1967 film about interracial marriage starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katherine Hepburn.

Former State Senator Kevin Rennie responds:

Holy Katherine Hepburn!  Take a moment to consider if a Republican had made that remark. Appalling may be what we feel in a few weeks after the shock of embarrassment.  Flood of outraged Democratic press released filleting Finch to follow, of course.

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