Thursday, January 10, 2008

Democratic Presidential Race - News and Notes

A lot going on in the sphere of the Democratic Presidential race today...

- John Kerry has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Interesting, but not interesting at the same time. Interesting, because he didn't endorse former running mate John Edwards (of course, there is a bit of bitterness there between them). Not interesting because it was Obama, who delivered his famous keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, that brought some attention to Kerry's campaign when the Massachusetts Senator ran for President.

- Bill Richardson is going to withdraw from the race. A bit sorry to see him go, as he was actually qualified (resume-wise) for the job. However, the "big 3" just have too much star power and gravitas for him to compete with. He did have a couple of the best campaign commercials, and is rumored to be one of the top VP choices for all candidates.

- Latest South Carolina polls...

Rasmussen Reports
Obama 42%, Clinton 30%, Edwards 15%

Obama 40%, Clinton 33%, Edwards 15%

Obama 50%, Clinton 30%, Edwards 16%

While these were all done prior to, or on the day of, the New Hampshire primary...Clinton has some serious ground to cover here. Michigan appears, as of now, to be safely in Clinton's hands...however, I can't find a survey from up there that is any more recent than mid-November.

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