Having read the latest issue of the Ohio Education Association (NEA) I was shocked to find out that they are withholding their endorsement for POTUS, saying that neither Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama has met their criteria for endorsement. That criteria would of course be merely securing the Democrat nomination for president. I would imagine that as soon as it is official, the Democrat will get the nod as they have for years.
I was upset that John McCain wasn't offered the endorsement since he has already secured the Republican endorsement. McCain is intensely interested in education issues as are most Americans. His mistake is that he hasn't professed the issues as the NEA demands. I think it is safe to say he doesn't have much of a chance to gain the endorsement of the biggest labor union in America. The dirty little secret is that a large portion of the members of these unions in America don't support liberal candidates, as their leadership does and they resent their dues being disbursed to and used to endorse candidates they don't support. This is not a fair set-up and should be stopped. We know Dems don't have the courage to buck the unions and this system will thrive as long as Dems are in charge. I do not accept this system.