Sunday, February 03, 2008

The list of Obama endorsers keeps right on growing

By now, everyone is aware of Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy endorsing Barack Obama, but the praises keep right on coming.

It looks as if the Governor's mansion in Sacramento will have a split ticket. Although Ah-nold is endorsing John McCain, his wife, Maria Shriver has come out in favor of Obama.

Other recent endorsements have come from Garrison Keillor, and Nobel Prize winning cancer research scientist, Harold Varmus.

From Keillor:
"I'm happy to support your candidacy, which is so full of promise for our country. Seven years of a failed presidency is a depressing thing, and the country is pressing for a change and looking for someone with clear vision who is determined to break through the rhetorical logjam and find sensible ways to move our country forward. That's you, friend ... And of course it will be exciting to have a president who can speak with grace and power to the American people."
Standing at a rally in Los Angeles with Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, and Michelle Obama, Maria Shriver said:
"I'm proud to be standing here not just with these women, but with all of you -- different races, different age groups I'm sure, Democrats and independents alike -- because you believe. You believe in each and every one of yourselves, most importantly. And you believe that you have found someone who believes in you."
Varmus, who is the President of the Sloan Kettering Cancer research center and whose research into cancer genes would change the course of cancer research wrote to the science web site Wired. He had some nice things to say about Hillary Clinton, but went on to say:
" ... on Tuesday, I will vote for Senator Obama, and here's why. I believe that the Bush administration has so deeply damaged this country's status, both at home and abroad, that the situation demands the leader who can most rapidly restore our self-respect and the respect of others around the world. This can best be achieved by a clean break with recent history. In that sense, Obama offers more than intelligence, sensible positions on policy, and dedication to public service---the characteristics he and Hillary Clinton share. He represents a new kind of leader, one without ties to a divisive past and one who portrays through his personal history a global perspective that is both crucial and unprecedented. His election, like no other, would instantly announce that America has turned a corner historically and will now be led by a distinct and fresh intellect."
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1 Comments:

Blogger loretta said...

Should this country not elect Barack Obama it will be void of happiness,motivated production, healthier lives, a better economy,more lives lost if we stay in Iraq and a continued bitterness with ourselves. Loretta

3:47 PM, February 28, 2008  

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