Today, local democrat and delegate for John D Rockefeller, Senator from West Virginia, had this reaction to the Senator's announcement, just moments earlier, regarding his retirement from public service after 50 years.
Senator Rockefeller has proven himself over his career to be a good Democrat. His departure from the Senate will be a great loss for us, not only of leadership but also experience. He was the first amongst his clan to become a democrat, his idealism was tempered with experience.
The Rockefeller family's place in American history is secure. From His grandfather John Davison's efforts to transform rail travel, to other business interests. From Nelson's efforts to transform New York State as its governor during a time of earthshattering change, his willingness to serve this nation at its greatest time of constitutional peril as the Vice President, to David's spearingheading of commerce, guiding our banking industry through international waters.
Sen. John D Rockefeller IV, a bluebood who was the first to understand that only a democrat can truly represent his ancestrial class to its utmost; that only a democrat can be an aristocrat when he serves the people and his nation, there is no award or commendation that we could bestow that would signify John D Rockefeller's contribution to our party and our nation, except perhaps, my greatest thanks.
Rockefeller understands what it means to be a loyal democrat, he is a big supporter of the president, and puts party and nation before self. Likewise, I have only admiration for a man who took on the structure that caused the economic collapse of 2008. Obama literally saved us all, I have only undying loyalty as well for our great president.