Chris Dodd Endorses Obama

@anniepa (27238)
United States
February 26, 2008 2:38pm CST
Chris Dodd is the first of the Democratic Presidential candidates to endorse either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama and today announced he's going with Obama. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/26/chris-dodd-endorses-obama_n_88474.html Dodd, who is a long time friend of the Clintons, said he informed Clinton last night of his decision to endorse Obama, adding that it was "not a comfortable" discussion. Here is part of his statement: "It is now the hour to come together. I believe the hour has come now for us to make that choice - to stand up and say we're going to get behind this candidacy. I don't want a campaign that is only divisive here, and there's a danger of it becoming that; Not because the candidates want that, but too often the advisors the consultants others are seeking for that divisiveness." How do you suppose Hillary REALLY feels about this endorsement? Dodd said she was "gracious", but I'msure it has to hurt. Who do you think the other former Democratic contenders will endorse, if anyone, and do you think it really makes any difference other than the fact most of them are "Super Delegates"? Annie
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@jormins (1224)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I hope this is the beginning of the Supers to start punishing the Clinton's every time they go off and start fracturing the party even more. I am now running into Hillarites online calling Obama a communist, a wife beater (women's intuition from her), The Devil (about to cause our apocolypse), and an astrologer who reads all kinds of crazy things about Obama from the stars. I had another telling others that Obama never was a community organizer in Chicago and is out in the suburbs. Good thing I am from this area as I reminded him in the comments section of his article that 55th & MLK drive is part of Chicago and Obama was very active on the south side of Chicago, perhaps one of the poorest areas in America. Its a little distressing but I hope Obama performs well tonight on the debate and does well March 4th. If he does Hillary should concede and go out with some grace.
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• United States
27 Feb 08
I disagree that the Clintons are "fracturing the party". Do you not remember that when Bill Clinton was in office our economy was in the best shape it has ever been in? Do you remember peace in the middle east? and money in your pocket and not at the gas pump? I do! I have not heard any of the negatives that you speak of from people supporting Hillary. I support Hillary and I don't say negative things of that nature about Obama. I support Hillary because she has the strength, knowledge, and capability to move our country back to what it once was...THRIVING!
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@jormins (1224)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I speak to people all the time in person and online and I'm telling you that negativity fractures the party. It started in South Carolina and then Hillary was playing nice in California. You probably want Hillary to win so you might be very objective on this subject but the only way I see Hillary winning the nomination now is by fracturing the party in a nasty dogfight with Obama the rest of the way using their new "kitchen sink" campaign strategy. McCain is loving every second that the Dem's fight with each other.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I'd just like to agree about the good times we had in this country under Bill Clinton and to say I'm not anti-Clinton. I've been in disagreement with some of the tactics in the campaign and I do feel Obama gives us the best hope for true change and to unite us as a nation again but that doesn't mean I dislike Hillary and I certainly have always been a fan and admirer of President Clinton, outside of the whole Monica mess which wasn't any of my business. Annie