Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Iraq Vet Patrick Murphy To Endorse Obama

Iraq vet and Dem Congressman Patrick Murphy is set to endorse Barack Obama in a conference call this morning.

Murphy, who's used his veteran status to speak out forcefully against the war, will likely employ his moderately high profile as a war opponent to amplify Obama's message that his early opposition to the Iraq invasion makes him the most genuinely anti-war of all the candidates. We'll bring you more after the conference call.

Late Update: As we promised earlier, we just got off the conference call held by Dem Rep. and Iraq vet Patrick Murphy held to endorse Barack Obama. It was mostly boilerplate, with Obama praising Murphy and Murphy praising Obama, but one comment by Murphy does stand out, in his discussion of Obama's potential to change the country's politics.

"I think he's absolutely our best chance to change the direction of our country," Murphy said, emphasizing the words "our best chance" in a way that seemed to imply Obama might be the most electable candidate. "I'm inspired by his call to action to change how it's done — the business in Washington."

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Blogger Kristen said...

Thanks for writing this blog - very informative.

5:09 PM, August 30, 2007  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

He's (Barack) coming to my part of the world soon (SC). I'm going to drive up and see him. I want to hear what he has to say in person.

10:28 PM, September 17, 2007  

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