Thompson gets support from Obama
It might not have been exactly how Bill Thompson wanted it, but he has received support from President Barack Obama.
The White House says Obama has tremendous respect for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but is supporting the Democrat running against him. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in response to a question that Obama is the leader of the Democratic party, "and as that, would support the Democratic nominee."
Gibbs did not mention Thompson by name. He did note Obama's high regard for Bloomberg.
statement, Mr. Thompson said, "I am grateful and encouraged to receive the
support of the president of the