Saturday, January 26, 2008

Obama on the Move

After his two to one massacre of Hillary Clinton in the South Carolina primary, gaining 22 delegates to her 10 as of this hour, and finding that he lead in the total delegate count 62 to 47, we find that Caroline Kennedy endorses Senator Obama in tomorrow's Times saying

OVER the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama.

I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and those around him, to the highest ethical standards; who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American Dream, and those around the world who still believe in the American ideal; and who can lift our spirits, and make us believe again that our country needs every one of us to get involved.

I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.

Agree or not, she articulates much of the appeal of Senator Obama and why he can easily win in the general election. I wonder how many more such endorsements will be forthcoming.


bdr said...

Without committing to o-gasms, I have to admit this delights me.

I know myself enough to be aware it's an anti-HRC more than a pro-Obama at this point.

Landru said...

I know Sasha well enough to figure it's anti-HRC, too.

We're still talking about a guy who publicly praised Ronnie Reagan while simultaneously violating Ronnie's Law. And just to preempt the squealing, yes, Bill's an asshole and Hill is a wimp for letting him control her.

Two weeks until we have to pull the trigger, kiddies. Lotsa noise to filter out before then. Let's not lose sight of the fact that we're still at Turd Sandwich versus Giant Douche versus Menstruating Vagina. And I'll pop up and fart loud and stinky every time I see you two sounding even remotely pleased with either.