Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Welcome to the party, Chris, just leave your jacket in the bedroom

I just got an email from Chris Dodd endorsing Barack Obama for president. Most people don't realize this, but Dodd actually ran for president a few months back.

The endorsement comes on a long line for the Illinois Senator. I don't know what Dodd is looking for, why he suddenly "found religion" with polls showing Obama with a 16- point national lead.

Dodd writes:

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.
I suppose Dodd is looking for a leg up for a VP slot, but I suspect that's a line already wrapped around the block.

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