Another Middle-Aged White Guy For Obama!
In separate announcements timed no doubt to dominate the evening news, John Edwards today announced his endorsement of Barack Obama. In a campaign event in Grand Rapids, MI, home of the late president, Gerald Ford, Edwards has appeared on stage to throw his support to the apparent front-runner in the presidential race.
He had kind words to say about Sen. Clinton. He paid her several, well deserved compliments. He said, we must come together as Democrats…and make America what it needs to be. He announced that Barack Obama has joined with Edwards’ commitment to cut poverty in half in ten years, according to the plan Edwards announced yesterday in Philadelphia. Edwards also spoke of Obama’s ability to tear down the walls that separate us and join us into the one America that we all long for.
“We are confident that Barack Obama is the candidate of the future. Americans are tired of the divisive politics of the last eight years, and will unite behind Obama in the fall. We look forward to working with a pro-choice Obama White House in January.”
And they back up their decision with this
Sen. Obama received the following scores on NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Congressional Record on Choice.
2007: 100 percent
2006: 100 percent
2005: 100 percent
And not to put too fine a point on it, Sen. Obama today received commitments from another 1.5 unpledged delegates.On a day when the news broadcasts would typically be filled with interviews featuring Sen. Clinton, instead they will be dominated by these endorsements. This cannot be mere coincidence. This had to be carefully orchestrated. During January and February, the talking heads and establishment Democrats said Obama couldn’t pull it off and that Clinton was inevitable. Pardon my exuberance, but it seems today, there’s a giant role reversal. Now it’s Obama who appears headed to the nomination and Clinton could still pull it off.
It’s not over yet, and I’m not hinting, suggesting or telling Sen. Clinton to pull out of the race. I can’t help feeling good today after all the crowing yesterday about West Virginia. Even with West Virginia, Obama’s still ahead by 168 delegates (AP) or 163 (NBC).
The next two or three weeks will be very interesting, indeed.