Jan 102008
 

The man who gave us four additional years of George W. Bush has endorsed Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Big whoop, I say.

Kerry Endorses Obama

Barack Obama and John Kerry
Barack Obama and John Kerry

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senator John Kerry embraced the presidential candidacy of Senator Barack Obama here on Thursday, saying Mr. Obama “had the greatest potential to lead a transformation, not just a transition.”

“Who better than Barack Obama to bring new credibility to America’s role in the world and help restore our moral authority?” Mr. Kerry said, speaking at a rally at the College of Charleston. “Who better than Barack Obama to turn a new page in American politics, so that Democrats, independents and Republicans alike can look to the leadership that unites to find common ground.”

Mr. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat who was the party’s presidential nominee in 2004, said he was endorsing Mr. Obama’s candidacy because he believed he was uniquely situated to inspire “millions of Americans to join together and come together in a movement” to demand real change in Washington.

While it is true that Mr. Kerry selected Mr. Obama to deliver the keynote address at the DNC in Boston (the speech that started Mr. Obama on the road to where he is today), it is also true that Mr. Kerry selected John Edwards to be his vice presidential running mate. Remember all the grief that Al Gore got four years ago when he endorsed Howard Dean instead of his former running mate, Joe Lieberman?

John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004
John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004

I know many Democrats do not want to hear this, but Barack Obama reminds me a lot of Howard Dean… same message, same speaking style, same energy. Does anybody remember?