Superdelegate Jack Murtha Endorses Hillary
by Denny Crane, Tue Mar 18, 2008 at 03:32:15 PM EDT
On a day that was supposed have Barack Obama front and center, we get news that Pennsylvania Rep. and superdelegate Jack Murtha has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
Murtha, who represents the 12th district of Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, was an early and sometimes inflammatory critic of the Iraq war. As a retired Marine Corps colonel and the first combat veteran of Vietnam elected to serve in Congress, Murtha's voice on Clinton's behalf could prove especially valuable in both inoculating her from anti-war criticism and bolstering her claim that she is the most qualified to serve as commander-in-chief. That message is the backbone of Clinton's appearances this week.
Murtha has had a long and very distinguished career in the House, and there is Democrat in the House who is more knowledgeable about military affairs. His endorsement lends significant credence to Hillary's credentials, as noted above.
Murtha is Hillary's second superdelegate today, with Pat Maroney, superdelegate and DNC committee chairman from West Virginia also endorsing Hillary.
This race ain't over yet, people.