Thursday, January 10, 2008

John Kerry Endorses Barack Obama

Barack Obama is being endorsed by fellow Sen. John Kerry, the Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee who lost to George W. Bush that year and gave up his own plans for a 2008 run a year ago.
Besides any potential help for Obama, Thursday's endorsement was a slap at Edwards, who was Kerry's running mate in the last election. I think people know it is a time for a change.

Kerry's endorsement also was a jab at Clinton, the New York Democrat who won the New Hampshire primary after a loss to Obama in the Iowa caucuses. I don't know if it is a matter of him being vindictive, however I do knot that it was an added boost for the Obama campaign. I am so happy to see a candidate campaigning on issues and not on race. Especially since that was what people expected him to do, similar to Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton.

He said that he believes "more than anyone else, Barack Obama can help our country turn the page and get America moving by uniting and ending the division we have faced."

The state is set to hold its Democratic primary on Jan. 26 as the next bid test on Obama and Clinton, who has won Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively. Another rival John Edwards is also expecting a boost of support in the neighbor state of his hometown.

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