Al Gore to endorse Barack Obama?
by crackityjones, Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 03:02:20 PM EST
There are rumblings that an Al Gore endorsement for Barack Obama could be forthcoming. Not sure if this has been posted on MyDD yet. I think an Al Gore endorsement before super tuesday could be important because - combined with Kerry, Ted Kennedy and many others- it could lend some heft to the Obama candidacy.
I wrote a diary about endorsements a few months ago and I always thought the more important ones were Teddy and Al. There seemed to be agreement at the time that neither of them would endorse but Teddy has and Al could be next.
I think these endorsements are more important for Obama than Hillary. They mean more to him because they demonstrate that party leaders believe he has the necessary experience but more importantly perhaps they send a signal to the party faithful that this is a serious guy worth a long look.
I have reproduced a post from DailyKos which alerted me to the possibility of this endorsement. I will be at the Obama event with Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy tomorrow here in Washington DC. I have to say I'm looking forward to it!
Al Giordano of THE FIELD Hints: Gore to Endorse Obama
Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 02:29:49 PM PST
Over on THE FIELD, Al Giordano's primary blog, the proprietor has just suggested that his more famous namesake will soon be endorsing Barack Obama.
For those of you who haven't been following it, THE FIELD has been among the most compelling reads on this year's primary race. Giordano has been doing some great reporting. And he's not afraid of making bold predictions. Some have been right--he called the Iowa results and the South Carolina Democratic delegate count--some have been wrong--he blew the New Hampshire Democratic Primary. But his predictions about endorsements have generally been on the mark. He called Kerry. He called Kennedy. He called Sebelius.
And now he's hinting like crazy that Al Gore is going to be on the campaign trail soon for Obama.