There have been indications, mostly of the subjective kind based on reading of expression and other non-verbal signals, that New York State Lt. Gov. David Paterson has been less than enthusiastic in his backing of Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama.
Now come comments and a scene-setter seeming to indicate, with more tangible evidence, that Paterson would have preferred to be in the Obama camp along with other progressive Black citizens of the city, especially in Central Brooklyn.
These comments and the scene-setter arrive by way of a post with the online New York Observer, in which the Lieutenant Governor is watched and followed as he campaigns for his official candidate in Harlem.
The writers say Paterson "sheepishly" acknowledges to residents his choice of Clinton over Obama, and in a quote he all but admits that he would rather not be saying this to the Obama backers he encounters. (read relevant excerpts.)
Paterson officially supported Clinton, and has stood loyally by her, as he went along with Harlem leaders like Congressman Charles Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins, who have been strong supporters of Clinton.