Blue Majority supports Barack Obama for President

Chris Bowers @ OpenLeft:

Ever since the Blue Majority page was launched nearly one year ago, we at Blue Majority knew that we would add the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to the page. In my opinion, Barack Obama has now emerged as the presumptive nominee. With a pledged delegate lead of 162, a popular vote lead of more than 800,000, barring a spectacular collapse and / or a highly unlikely thwarting of the popular vote, Barack Obama will become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. When he reaches 2,024 delegates, which at this point requires only 42.7% of the remaining delegates to be decided, he will control both the credentials committee and the majority of the non-disputed delegates at the floor of the convention. At that point, the only way that Barack Obama loses the nomination is if he decides that Hillary Clinton should be the nominee instead. In other words, Barack Obama has become the presumptive Democratic nominee, and it is time to start supporting him.

Importantly, my rationale for endorsing Barack Obama goes beyond his status as the overwhelming favorite to win the nomination. As a progressive, there are two key ideological markers that I believe make Barack Obama a better choice than Hillary Clinton: the Iraq war and the DLC. First, Barack Obama opposed the invasion of Iraq from the start, and rejected the neoconservative principle of pre-emptive warfare as one of his main reasons for opposing the war. Being able to identify the invasion of Iraq as a colossal mistake makes Barack Obama far more qualified to lead our country than candidates who both were, and still are, unable to recognize why the war was such a bad idea. Comparing Obama’s and Clinton’s statements on the death of 4,000 American soldiers in Iraq, it seems clear that Hillary Clinton still believes in the neoconservative vision for Iraq, while Barack Obama does not. The second ideological marker is the Democratic Leadership Council, an organization formed to push the Democratic Party and the national political debate to the right on a variety of issues. While Hillary Clinton is a member of the DLC’s leadership, Barack Obama has repeated refuses to be associated with the group.

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7 Responses to “Blue Majority supports Barack Obama for President”

  1. Pete Says:

    who cares? Thanks to the split of the
    democratic party McCain is gonna win.
    Hillary supporters will NEVER vote for
    Obama.

  2. Michael Says:

    I don’t agree, Pete. John McCain will not win, Republican turnout numbers are going to disappoint him.

  3. Paul V Says:

    Obama does not even had a shot winning the white house….
    Keith Oberman had a guy on there today,, say he only going to pick up about 28% of Hilary votes, He lost the race even if he given the primary,,
    McCain got full support of repblican party, Obama only have half democrats votes,
    Need Hilary Half,, but guess what he will never get them he mite pick up a third of her votes,, Oberman Guest said 28%,
    I will say a third,, of hilary votes,, the rest of hilary votes, will not vote at all or Vote For McCain just like the Obama supporter said they will do,, Obama lost this race,, he will never win the white hous

  4. Michael Says:

    Well, thanks for your predictions, Paul. I’m sure you’ll do your level best to prevent him.

  5. tobeme Says:

    Good thoughts! You gave some good points for the voters to consider.

  6. adamas Says:

    Obama will go all the way and I doubt any claim that Hillary surporters would not surport Obama if he emerges the flag bearer. My vote goes to Obama as white house boss

  7. adamas Says:

    I doubt claims of Hillary surporters not voting for Obama there is no doubt obama will win he has proven himself to be the best candidate to represent the democratic party right from the debate. he had not lost his intergrity neigther will he loose the election to hillary. even hillary will surport him


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