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Former Clinton cabinet member, 2 ex-senators endorse Obama
AP ^ | April 18th, 2008 | GLEN JOHNSON

Posted on 04/18/2008 2:55:37 PM PDT by The_Republican

BOSTON - Former Clinton Cabinet member Robert Reich on Friday endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Two other Democratic elder statesmen, former Sens. Sam Nunn of Georgia and David Boren of Oklahoma, also said they were supporting the Illinois senator.

Reich, who served as Labor secretary under Bill Clinton, said in a blog post that "although Hillary Clinton has offered solid and sensible policy proposals, Obama's strike me as even more so."

Reich also said Obama's plans for reforming Social Security and health care have a better chance of succeeding, and his approach to the nation's housing crisis and financial market failures are sounder than the New York senator's.

Reich is a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. He ran for governor in Massachusetts in 2002 and now is a professor at the University of California-Berkeley.

A number of other former Clinton cabinet members have endorsed Obama. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who was U.N. ambassador and energy secretary under Clinton, endorsed former rival Obama in March despite heavy wooing by the former president. Former Denver Mayor Federico Pena, who headed the transportation and energy departments under Clinton, became a co-chair of Obama's campaign last September. Former Clinton Commerce secretaries Norman Mineta and William Daley also have endorsed Obama.

Nunn and Boren will serve as advisers to Obama's National Security Foreign Policy Team.

Nunn served as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1987-95, while Boren was the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Both fall into the moderate-conservative end of the Democratic party's ideological spectrum and gave Bill Clinton trouble during his presidency, trying to tug him to the right on issues while most congressional Democrats were leaning to the left.

Nunn, who recently flirted with his own possible White House bid, said Obama has "a rare ability to restore America's credibility and moral authority and to get others to join us in tackling serious global problems."

Boren, who recently played host to a forum on electoral alternatives, including third-party runs, said: "Our most urgent task is to end the divisions in our country, to stop the political bickering, and to unite our talents and efforts. Americans of all persuasions are pleading with our political leaders to bring us together. I believe Senator Obama is sincerely committed to that effort."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; boren; dwarf; midget; munchkin; nunn; obamians; reich
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Hildabeast suffering death from thousand cuts!!!
1 posted on 04/18/2008 2:56:04 PM PDT by The_Republican
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To: The_Republican

Is it going to be an Obama-Nunn ticket?


2 posted on 04/18/2008 2:58:05 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: The_Republican

The Rats continue to jump off the Clinton Garbage Barge. These defectors must be confident she will lose or they are crazy. That witch will get even with them.


3 posted on 04/18/2008 2:58:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: The_Republican

I don’t know, with Reich it’s difficult to state which candidate got the bigger bitch slap. This is like an equal opportunity leg lift on both campaigns.


4 posted on 04/18/2008 2:58:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is rock solid on SCOTUS judicial appointments. He voted for Ginsberg, Kennedy and Souter.)
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To: The_Republican

I think the Beast is toast. But the good news is that she will be relegated to junior senator-ism. And her reprobate, impeached, criminal, thug, filanderer of a so-called husband will be kept out of the White House.

The kool-aid drinking morons like Barabra Streisand, and her ilk, don’t have to worry about Slick going hungry. There are enough fools in the world to give him money....


5 posted on 04/18/2008 2:59:40 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: DoughtyOne
Its a signal to Hillary to get out of the race if she loses Pennsylvania.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

6 posted on 04/18/2008 3:00:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: The_Republican

I am frankly amazed that these latecomers don’t see the writing on the wall. (except Reich, because he is an idiot midget)

Market timing is the key. It is time to sell Euros and buy Dollars, and time to sell Obama and buy Hillary.


7 posted on 04/18/2008 3:03:35 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: goldstategop

Hitlery will stay in as long donations keep coming in. I’ll send a nickle and request a receipt via US Mail.


8 posted on 04/18/2008 3:05:15 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Retired Greyhound

You are right about Euros......;o)


9 posted on 04/18/2008 3:05:17 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: The_Republican

Just goes to show there is no “moderate” wing of the Democrat Party. Just some Democrats who are better then others at lying about their agenda


10 posted on 04/18/2008 3:06:08 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: The_Republican
Former Clinton cabinet member, 2 ex-senators endorse Obama

It just keeps on keepin' on.

Where are the tell-all books! People, cash in on your apostasy!

You've left the Grand Wallah of Isflam Bill Clinton, interns be upon him (everything the Clintons say is flam).

Go for the gold! Write 'dem books! Videos.. everyway possible. Get busy!

11 posted on 04/18/2008 3:06:08 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: goldstategop

I agree. Those days are coming IMO. I do think the waggons are beginning to circle with Clinton riding backwards on her little pony on the outside. “Whoe Possomtrot, we’re going the wrong way...” (spoken with that jerking voice that you experience when you’re trying to talk while bouncing up and down rapidly)

Hold on Hillary, it’s almost over.


12 posted on 04/18/2008 3:09:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is rock solid on SCOTUS judicial appointments. He voted for Ginsberg, Kennedy and Souter.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Is it going to be an Obama-Nunn ticket?

That would be my guess. It is the logical choice for Obama, the same way Dukakis picked Bernstein(sp?)in 88. Nunn provides what Obama lacks in the way of Foreign Policy expereince. Helps Obama geographically too.

13 posted on 04/18/2008 3:10:11 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Reichshshshshsh (LOVE it when Rush says his name) should be bringing that all-important Oompa Loompa vote with him.


14 posted on 04/18/2008 3:10:41 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: The_Republican

Reich is no surprise here other than a professed friendship for the Clintons.


15 posted on 04/18/2008 3:11:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Retired Greyhound

midget?


16 posted on 04/18/2008 3:16:36 PM PDT by tampacon ( NO more Bushes or Clintons!)
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To: tampacon

sorry.

Dwarf.


17 posted on 04/18/2008 3:19:29 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: tampacon

No, he’s really just a midge.


18 posted on 04/18/2008 3:19:35 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: The_Republican
>>>>Hildabeast suffering death from thousand cuts!!!

Totally correct, but by her own hand, as it is her decision to stay in.

I am in DC today and all observers, R and D alike, agree that the loss of Reisch (sp?) and Nunn are huge blows. Boren too.

This is the Dem equiv of Goldwater (and 3 others) going to Nixon in WH in ‘74 and telling Nixon that even he, Goldwater, would vote against him on two of the four proposed articles of impeachment.

Nixon resigned the next day.

19 posted on 04/18/2008 3:21:30 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Leftists stop arguing when they see your patriotism, your logic, your CAR-15 and your block of C4.)
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To: goldstategop

I don’t see her losing PA.


20 posted on 04/18/2008 3:23:14 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Hilary will drop out before the convention. The primary was over after she lost Texas.


21 posted on 04/18/2008 3:25:18 PM PDT by kabar
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To: MNJohnnie
the same way Dukakis picked Bernstein(sp?)in 88

Wasn't that Lloyd Benson of Texas?

22 posted on 04/18/2008 3:25:46 PM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: The_Republican

The Clintons are melting.

Time to kick operation chaos into overdrive.

Question to all: now that denver has said they will not box protesters in, does this mean hillary’s minions (she has minions?) will redo 1968?


23 posted on 04/18/2008 3:26:38 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Right Cal Gal

LOL, I should put his face on one of those figures. Good call.


24 posted on 04/18/2008 3:27:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is rock solid on SCOTUS judicial appointments. He voted for Ginsberg, Kennedy and Souter.)
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To: doug from upland

If she only wins by single digits in PA, she should get out. She might stay in until after she gets stomped in NC, but the reality is that she lost the nomination some time ago.


25 posted on 04/18/2008 3:27:41 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I don’t see her ever dropping out.

I still think she will be POTUS. Watch.


26 posted on 04/18/2008 3:28:56 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: The_Republican

I would have thought Hillary would have went bonkers by now with all the endorsements and MSM going for Obama

Wonder if they have her on anything


27 posted on 04/18/2008 3:32:46 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: longtermmemmory
The 2008 Dem convention will turn into a love fest. Hillary will be out of the race before it starts. Obama, Hillary, Richardson, Bill, etc. will link hands and sing Kumbaya as the various Dem constituencies come together to prevent a third Bush term and stop the war. Obama has to be the favorite going into the general election.

Obama's nomination will lock blacks into the Dem party forever and Hispanics will flock to the cause as well. Ol man McCain is going to have a difficult ride ahead trying to raise money and replace the loss of many of his base with moderates and independents. God help those conservatives further down the ticket who must run with and against him.

28 posted on 04/18/2008 3:34:18 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Right Cal Gal

I love it when Rush says it too. Forgot to mention that.


29 posted on 04/18/2008 3:36:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is rock solid on SCOTUS judicial appointments. He voted for Ginsberg, Kennedy and Souter.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I’m watching. The Dems—Pelosi, Reid, and the superdelegates—will give her an offer she can’t refuse. The Dem Party will not commit political suicide by stealing the nomination from the people’s choice. And they sure as hell will not wait for the convention to have a nominee.


30 posted on 04/18/2008 3:37:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Retired Greyhound

I agree with you on general principle. Klintons are not familiar with concept of losing.

I mean Klintons would drag in Larry Sinclair if they have to. She would hurt him so bad that Party Elders would HAVE TO re-evaluate what to do.

I used to mock Freepers who expressed that THIRD CANDIDATE may be brought in. Now I think if Hillary takes the Larry Sinclair route, then Dems may have NO other choice.


31 posted on 04/18/2008 3:47:43 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: kabar

If she wins by single digits, she will not get out. If she loses, she will not get out. Hillary doesn’t give a darn about the party —— it is all about her.


32 posted on 04/18/2008 3:49:34 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: The_Republican

I used to believe that Sam Nunn used to be a “conservative” Democrat senator.


33 posted on 04/18/2008 3:53:57 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: politicalwit

Ah thank you. The older I get the more crowded my memory. You are correct, thank you.


34 posted on 04/18/2008 3:59:57 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: The_Republican
Why does the song “Don't cry for me Argentina” come to mind?!...bawhahahhaha
35 posted on 04/18/2008 3:59:58 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: The_Republican

IOW the people who are have ZERO CHANCE of ever getting a job in a hillary administration.


36 posted on 04/18/2008 4:07:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MNJohnnie

Helps stem the hemorrhaging of Obama’s “clean, articulate, young man” image, from the J. Wright, B. Ayers, wounds too.

Sam Nunn and David Boren were considered as above the far left nut-case brigade that is running the Dem Party these days.


37 posted on 04/18/2008 4:09:21 PM PDT by LucyJo (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com/)
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To: The_Republican
Reich is a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Reich was a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Fixed it.

38 posted on 04/18/2008 4:13:08 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Forget it...I'll never be able to pull the lever for McCain!)
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To: kiriath_jearim
I used to believe that Sam Nunn used to be a “conservative” Democrat senator.

And I'll bet you never used to think he was a moron. Well, now you know better. Reich or Reishhhhhhhhhhhhhh could hardly be a surprise, however. Short people got . . .
39 posted on 04/18/2008 4:15:12 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Night Hides Not

Yeah! If Bill Richardson is Judas according to Carville, I wonder what that makes Reisch.


40 posted on 04/18/2008 4:16:32 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: The_Republican
Yeah! If Bill Richardson is Judas according to Carville, I wonder what that makes Reisch.

LOL! Mini-Me?

41 posted on 04/18/2008 4:17:54 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Forget it...I'll never be able to pull the lever for McCain!)
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To: Right Cal Gal

On this morning’s show, Imus referred to Reich as “...that traitorous dwarf.”


42 posted on 04/18/2008 4:20:42 PM PDT by Postman
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To: The_Republican
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and hiLIARy takes another one in the..................HA ha!!!

43 posted on 04/18/2008 4:56:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: The_Republican
Hillary's only hope is for something terrible about Obama to be revealed that makes him obviously unelectable.

The media is rarely stating the point that has been obvious since February. Hillary needs overwhelming victories in the remaining states just to break even.

44 posted on 04/18/2008 4:58:39 PM PDT by Aglooka
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To: goldstategop

I talked to someone from N.Y.that came in to help Hillary.They said she needs a big win in PA.


45 posted on 04/18/2008 5:01:51 PM PDT by fatima (Pray for our friend Jim founder of this forum.)
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To: The_Republican

I’m really torn up over this. On the one hand I want to see Hillary and Bill lose the nomination and on the other I want this infighting to go on into the summer. Watching the dim party fracture is fun.


46 posted on 04/18/2008 5:08:18 PM PDT by Aglooka
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To: Aglooka

They already accused each other of being Terrorist Sympathizers on National TV.

Since I want McCain-Obama matchup, from my point of view the risk of infighting to continue is that Hildabeast would win. If she is the nominee, she would scorch-earth the whole planet including McCain.

So I keep hoping she would be slayed by Obambi because Pubs don’t know how to beat Klintons.


47 posted on 04/18/2008 5:11:27 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: Right Cal Gal
"that all-important Oompa Loompa vote"

I had nightmares as a kid about the Oompa Loompas.

Or is it Oompas Loompa?

Anyway, they really creeped me out.

48 posted on 04/18/2008 5:30:17 PM PDT by billorites (Freepo ergo sum)
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To: doug from upland

And if Obama wins the nomination, Bill and Hillary will make sure he loses to McCain. Only way Hillary could possibly have a chance in 2012.


49 posted on 04/18/2008 7:18:41 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: doug from upland

It won’t be her choice.


50 posted on 04/18/2008 8:33:16 PM PDT by kabar
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