Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Another superdelegate switches from Edwards to Obama

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Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva switched his endorsement from John Edwards to Brack Obama today.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona is endorsing Barack Obama after earlier backing John Edwards in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Grijalva cited Obama's electability and his intention to "fundamentally change the rules of the game" in Washington, according to a statement obtained by The Associated Press in advance of a planned Tuesday conference call with reporters.

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Grijalva had endorsed Edwards on May 3, saying the former senator from North Carolina "has shown principled leadership on the way in Iraq and on economic opportunity in America."
In the statement explaining his switch to Obama, Grijalva said it "was not a repudiation of Senator Edwards, rather the understanding that Senator Barack Obama is the future."
"The best opportunity to win in November rests with Senator Obama," Grijalva added. "I am proud to support Senator Obama as we move forward toward the nomination. This election is not merely about moving the pieces around in Washington D.C., but to fundamentally change the rules of the game. I am proud to help Senator Obama work toward that change."
Grijalva is the second superdelegate to switch from Edwards to Obama. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC) switched earlier this month.

We may see more of John Edwards' endorsers jumping ship in the near future.

Update: Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has endorsed Obama

Update II: Representative Maxine Waters (CA) endorsed Clinton today.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rock on Representative Grijalva !!!!

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Go Obama!!

Shame on you Clinton for ignoring your pledge in MI and FL. >:-(

Anonymous said...

SENATOR CLINTON DID NOT IGNORE THE PLEDGE!! I LIVE HERE IN FLORIDA AND PROUDLY VOTED FOR SENATOR CLINTON. SHE CAME HERE AND SPOKE TO VOTERS AND SUPPORTERS AFTER SHE WON! SHE HAS NOT CAMPAIGNED HERE.
YOU GO SENATOR CLINTON AND GOD BLESS YOU.

Howard said...

Yo Anon at 2:53 a.m.

She IGNORED the pledge by demanding that they change it now to suit her.

Step away from the computer and get some fresh air once in a while.

You sound delirious.

What's with "all CAPS" anyway?

sunnyD said...

http://www.rollingstone.com/nationalaffairs/index.php/2008/01/24/a-pro-choice-advocates-switch-from-clinton-to-obama/

Make the Switch from Clinton to Obama! I did for the same reasons as what the former President of Chicago NOW did. Use link above. I want a woman in the White House, but it can't be Hilary, she has no real principals. She is raw ambition. Obama is THE democratic candidate. We cannot have REP continue to ruin our country. Vote DEM -- VOTE Obama.
See the video- Make the Switch!

Anonymous said...

Another really interesting and important perspective comes from George Packer's recent New Yorker article about Obama's and Clinton's leadership styles. It is respectful of Clinton, but so brilliantly uncovers how the race for her is about personal ambition, whereas for Obama it is about transforming society. Excellent quotes from people close to her now working on his campaign. Read it and spread the message!

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/01/28/080128fa_fact_packer