Dodd Endorses Obama

This just popped up in my email a couple of minutes ago:

Dear Kyle,
We have been through a lot in this past year and your friendship and support have meant so much to me.  That is why I wanted to let you know of my decision to endorse a Democratic candidate for President – and that I have decided to support Barack Obama.

We all understand how much is at stake in this election and that it is more important than ever that we put a Democrat in the White House.

And while both of our Party’s remaining candidates are extremely talented and would make excellent commanders-in-chief, I am throwing my support to the candidate who I believe will open the most eyes to our shared Democratic vision.

I’m deeply proud to be the first 2008 Democratic presidential candidate to endorse Barack Obama.  He is ready to be President.  And I am ready to support him – to work with him and for him and help elect him our 44th President.

Put simply, I believe Barack Obama is uniquely qualified to help us face this housing crisis, create good jobs, strengthen America’s families in this 21st century global economy, unite the world against terrorism and end the war in Iraq – and perhaps most importantly, call the American people to shared service and sacrifice.  In this campaign, he has drawn millions of voters into politics for the first time in their lives and shown us that we are united by so much more than that which divides us.

That is why I believe the time has come for Democrats to come together as a Party and focus on winning the general election.  The stakes are too high not to.

The last seven years have been as difficult as any I can remember. More than ever, we need a President who will inspire us to take part in the political process and change our country’s path.

Today, when we need it most, we are hearing a new call from Barack Obama.  And I hope you, like me, will answer it in the affirmative.

Please get involved in Barack Obama’s campaign now: http://action.barackobama.com/doddsupporters


Sincerely,

Chris Dodd

At this point it’s all just piling on one little bit at a time.

2 Responses to “Dodd Endorses Obama”

  1. Dustin says:

    The question to ask now is: who’s next?

  2. Well, here’s my take. Biden I would have thought would have endorsed Obama based on what I perceived to be a reasonably strong personal friendship, however, in terms of policy, Biden I believe would be much closer to Hillary, so I think he’s either doing some hand wringing or he’s keeping out of it until after March 4th at the latest.

    I’ll be honest, I think a lot of big names are going to stay out of this one until March 5th and I think if Hillary loses Ohio but especially Texas you’re going to see a lot of marquis endorsements for Obama as a way of, I guess, helping gently nudge Clinton out of the way.

    Back to previous presidential candidates. Richardson I think is a similar situation as Biden. There’s been a lot of talk that he’s fond of Obama, but the Clinton’s have been leaning on him pretty hard and he was in their administration.

    Edwards, whom people thought would have been an automatic to endorse Obama, has taken his time and there was I think Elizabeth Edwards’ quote where she said that Clinton was more effective at wooing John Edwards’ endorsement. On the other hand, we have John Conyers who has said that Edwards will endorse Obama, it’s merely a matter of when. If Conyers is right, I think it’s a matter of John watching the polls to time his endorsement at the right moment, including tonight’s debate. He may endorse tomorrow if Obama stumbles during the match up this evening. He may wait to see how Obama looks going into the March 4th primaries, and if he thinks Obama could use a bump, he may endorse then. Or, like everyone else, he may be waiting to see if Obama can’t put just a little more distance between himself and Hillary.

    Kucinich I believe already endorsed Obama, and I don’t think Mike Gravel will endorse any Democrat.

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