Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell Endorses Obama - Wooo Hooo!

The first thing I heard on NPR this morning was the great news that Colin Powell had endorsed Barack Obama for President :) You all can read all about his endorsement by clicking on the link above, but Powell's endorsement of Obama got me thinking about the other significant endorsements that Obama has garnered both before and after he earned the Democratic nomination on June 3, 2008, That is the date when Barack Obama secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Here's my list of the most important Obama endorsements (in no particular order):

1. Oprah Winfrey (Come on, that $2300/head partay she held for Obama was HUGE).

2. Stephanie Miller (a true Momma for Obama right from the get-go).

3. Senator Teddy Kennedy (when the patriarch of Camelot got behind Obama, people took notice).

4. Caroline Kennedy (another member of Camelot compares Obama to her father).
5. FourFreedoms Blog (a great example of the power of the blogosphere).
6. Many, many Newspapers and Magazines (among them the NYTimes, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, The New Yorker, etc....).

7. The rest of the world (Check out this ABC Poll: World Wants Obama as President).
Here's another web site that breaks down world opinion country-by-country: If the World Could Vote.
8. All but 7% of Hillary-supporters, AKA PUMAs (We knew that most of you grrrls would come around).
9. Bill Clinton (come on, Big Dawg, you can say his name!).
10. Obama's fellow candidates (Bill Richardson, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden - duh!).

11. I know, I know, I said I would stop at ten, but I just gotta mention all of those older, white, working class folks (not to be confused with PUMAs) who put down their guns and their bibles long enough to pin an Obama button on their lapels. Here's a case in point, check out Republicans for Obama.

Way to go people - there are numerous important endorsements that I didn't have room to list, but I must give them a shout out here - Kalyn Free (Founder and Leader of INDN's List and DNC Superdelegate), Senator Claire McCaskill (an early and ardent support of Senator Obama), Al Gore (the man who will always be the 43rd president in my mind), I could go on and on, but I want to get this posted while the Powell endorsement is still hot in this 24 hour news cycle that we all live in. Go Obama/Biden 2008!


Anonymous said...

Wooo Hoooo, indeed!

xtra krispie.

p.s. i realize that i am a little late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Faye!

mfhadley said...

Heya xtra krispie,
Thanks for the b-day wishes - turns out that 50 isn't the end of the road that I feared it might be! How's it hanging with you? Hope all is well with you and yours. Hang in there - only 14 more days to gooooo :)