Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gore Endorses Obama...Finally

Well it only took two weeks after Hillary had lost the primary election, but her husband's VP finally endorsed our candidate, Barack Obama. Al Gore is one of the anchors of the Democratic Party and hearing him say he'll do everything he can to get Obama elected is music to my ears. I wish he hadn't waited so long, but later is better than never.

From The Huffington Post:

Gore is one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party, but he maintained a low profile in the primary campaign.

It's the second time that Obama has rolled out a major endorsement in Michigan, a state he did not campaign in during the primary because its election violated the party rules. Obama is counting on a win in Michigan in November, but brought Gore and 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards to help validate him among Democrats in the state after skipping their primary.

"It means a lot, obviously," Obama said of Gore's support, as he greeted workers outside the General Motors Flint Engine South plant. "He's somebody who is a visionary, not just for the party, but for the country."

Gore also asked for donations to help fund Obama's effort _ the first time he's asked members of his Web site AlGore.com to contribute to a political campaign.

"Over the past 18 months, Barack Obama has united a movement. He knows change does not come from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or Capitol Hill. It begins when people stand up and take action," Gore wrote. "With the help of millions of supporters like you, Barack Obama will bring the change we so desperately need in order to solve our country's most pressing problems."

It is no mistake that this was planned in the Wolverine State. Michigan is a battleground for the fall and Democrats will do everything it takes to make sure to deliver their 17 electoral votes for Barack Obama. All the stops will be pulled out and party leaders like Al Gore ensure that our campaign machine hums at full speed.