Monday, June 16, 2008

Al Gore Endorses Barack Obama . . .at Long Last

I got another email message from Al Gore today. Al has never hit me up for money and I was expecting that this wasn’t a plea for more of my unavailable cash, but an announcement, as I heard on the news, that he will appear with Barack Obama tonight in a Detroit Obama mass rally, and endorse his candidacy.

Yes, that’s right, 2 weeks after the nomination has been locked up all but in name, Al Gore has come out for Obama.

Better late than never, I guess.

Well, it might as well be Al Gore, since his 2000 running mate is licking the heels of John McCain.

Here is Al (I guess) wrote:

Dear Hal,

A few hours from now I will step on stage in Detroit, Michigan to announce my support for Senator Barack Obama. From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected President of the United States.

Over the next four years, we are going to face many difficult challenges -- including bringing our troops home from Iraq, fixing our economy, and solving the climate crisis. Barack Obama is clearly the candidate best able to solve these problems and bring change to America.

This moment and this election are too important to let pass without taking action. That's why I am asking you to join me in showing your support by making a contribution to this campaign today:

Oh well, forget that part about not asking for my unavailable money. I give what I can when I can without exhortation. But I know the harsh realities of being on the “they gave money before” list. You give, they ask for more.

So my former vice president is listed with Obama supporters. I guess I’m still waiting for my other superdelegate, Nick Lampson of TX-22 to make his decision known. But it’s not just me. Today I discovered this place where Obama supporters are pressing all of the undeclared superdelegates to make their stand.

Nick even has his own page.

Nick should know by now that the local right-wing evangelical crazies in his district are going to scream and howl no matter what he does, even if it is not until when he casts his Democratic superdelegate ballot in August.

And it’s not as if he can follow in the steps of Joe “I will caucus with the Democrats” Lieberman who then turned his back on his caucus.

I guess . . .

UPDATE: According to Lampson campaign manager Anthony Gutierrez (on 10 June - how did I miss it?) Nick has thrown in with the Barack Obama campaign. Mr. Gutierez went out of his way to let me know about my error and I never allow misinformation to last here (at least for very long). So, to summarize, Nick Lampson has become a superdelegate committed to the nomination of Barack Obama for President of the United States.

Now. . . duck Nick.

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