Carol Platt Liebau: Another Woman Backs Obama

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another Woman Backs Obama

Now it's not just Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano endorsing Obama -- Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill also has climbed aboard the Obama bandwagon.

Interesting, because McCaskill ran as a supposed moderate, that she's endorsing the farthest left candidate in the entire Democrat field, with the possible exception of John Edwards.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doubly interesting because Obama also received nominations from Senators Ben Nelson D-NE and Tim Johnson D-SD. So two major endorsements from conservative (for Democrats) senators from red states and two major endorsements from moderate women politicians from swing states. It doesn't appear that politicians--who are expert at making these kind of calculations--feel that Barack Obama is too left wing.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Or maybe it's not just the Republicans that are put off by Hillary Clinton.

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg wrote, Or maybe it's not just the Republicans that are put off by Hillary Clinton.

Could be. It would be rare for a politician to do something just to spite the possible future leader of their party.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Contrary to some political opinion, I think it's GOOD for candidates to have to fight for their party's nomination. It forces the parties to consider what they really stand for and what direction they really want to go.

And it makes for a clearer choice in the general election. With someone from within their own party doing comparison ads, etc., the eventual nominee is less likely to be able to pretend to be something they are not. Also, it forces the eventual nominee to be prepared to articulate and defend their positions in the general election.

These are all GOOD things.

The alternative is a relatively uncontested primary that produces a nominee that has not been properly vetted by the public and who is ill-prepared to defend their positions and their record in the general election.

Can anyone say, "John Kerry"?

5:44 AM  

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