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Monday, January 28, 2008

Legislative Black Caucus endorses Obama

The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus today announced its endorsement of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama for president. The organization voted last week to support and assist the Illinois senator in his effort to win Ohio's Democratic primary election March 4.

The caucus, made up of 17 African-American members of the Ohio General Assembly, believes Obama is highly qualified with a superior educational and public service background, according to a news statement. The caucus called him "a powerful and timely voice for change in America." It cited Sen. Obama’s commitment to fight for the issues important to working class and minority citizens in Ohio, and across the nation. Economic empowerment, better education, reformation of the criminal justice system and expanded health-care coverage are concerns that the caucus shares with Obama.

"Senator Barack Obama has the vision and character to make an excellent president of the United States,'' said state Rep. Tyrone K. Yates. "No one can doubt that he has the background, experience, judgment and skill to lead the American people. . .It's just really, really exciting. He will be president."

Yates, a Democrat from Evanston/East Walnut Hills, is president of the Legislative Black Caucus.

"Senator Obama clearly represents the direction of the future of our nation," Yates said. "For states and cities that have suffered for decades through policy neglect, Senator Obama's deep knowledge and experience as a community organizer with urban issues will advance the (black caucus') urban policy agenda."

The caucus promised to provide its organizational resources and experience to the "Obama for America" campaign to aggressively reach out to Ohio voters. These resources include, but are not limited to, use of mailing and phone lists, volunteers, fundraising and campaign consultation. "It is going to be a very hectic year," Yates said. "It is exciting."

Yates would not disclose the vote tally.

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19 Comments:

at 4:03 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

This is plan and simple:

RACE DISCRIMINATION !



.

 
at 5:13 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A real shocker of a headline there, fer sher!

 
at 6:11 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How unpredictable.

 
at 7:33 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duh

 
at 7:43 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would want to endorse a big eared mouse?

 
at 7:46 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous wonders never cease said...

This just in! Farmers overwhelmingly endorse rain!!!

 
at 9:27 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:03 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous said...This is plan and simple:RACE DISCRIMINATION

Bold typist is right on the mark!

 
at 11:02 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama... Clinton... no matter... the Democratic nomine will win at least 40 states and 400 electoral votes. The Repug candidate will get his home state and a few Southern Redneck states.

Even the Repugs aren't excited about their own candidates...

see here...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/us/politics/29gap.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

 
at 8:52 AM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 11:02PM got it right. This country has been rulled by the noncompassionate conservative republicans for FAR TO LONG. Nobody cares what the backward majority of voices in this 3rd world city want. Proudly, the rest of the country is much more advanced and will clearly support a Democrat as President.

Anyone who would say this election is about race is clearly blind and stuck in a time warp.

OBAMA 2008.

 
at 9:46 AM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama wants change. To what ? He wants to take a great nation and change it to what ? Or is he asking you for the CHANGE in your pockets for his campaign ? Obama is clueless when it comes to national economics (taxes and spending) and that alone makes him unqualified. And his stance on troop pullout shows his lack of military and world policies. Obama is only qualified to be a neighborhood activist and I will vote for him as leader of Rainbow/Push. Hillary is also a "piece of work".

 
at 1:43 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, democRATS:
Queen Hitlery's coronation has been cancelled.

And did you hear what good ol' boy Bill Clinton said about Obama today? Another racist comment was hurled at Obama from your ex-leader Bubba Clinton.

 
at 5:59 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was inbreeding a popular past-time here when these backward ass racist conservatives were being conceived.

I CAN'T WAIT TO VOTE OBAMA!

 
at 7:51 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:02...ouch! repugs! soooo original!
(sarcasm)

what on earth are you loveable libs gonna do if a REPUG wins in '08?
Oh.I know...cry voter disenfranchisement and rigged ballot boxes and demand recounts,ad nauseum.
grow up and accept losing like a man...or whatever.

 
at 9:37 AM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

As stated by Pat Buchanan (Conservative Pundit) last night after the McCain victory in FL, "this election will ultimately go to the Democrats". He was refering to the tidal wave of financial support and public interest in the Democratic party. When a red state like South Carolina turns blue as it clearly has, trust me, this election is going to the Democrats.

 
at 10:58 AM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Buchanan has been out of the loop and marginal (at best) for a decade. No one knows which voting direction any state will go until October. NY. and Cal. may well end up voting Republican.

 
at 11:47 AM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

"The worst job at the circus is cleaning up after the elephants. The same goes for politics. - James Carville"

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 1:30 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha - NY & California may well end up voting Republican. What are you smoking? They are more likely to ceed from the union into Mexico and Canada before voting republican. Make no mistake, a democrat will be elected president in 2008. The question remains who wins the partys nomination. I'll be happy with either one Obama or Clinton.

 
at 7:21 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Obama supporters,

Obama wants change. Specifically what does that mean? Before you answer (if there is an answer) check out the BIG money supporters backing him (and Hillary) and then tell me there is a difference in his campaign.

 
at 10:41 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLACK CAUCUS what a racist, biggotted name. Is there a WHITE CAUCUS ?

 
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