Hillary Clinton is either looking to make sure that the Democrats don't win Michigan and Florida in the fall, trying to incite a populist outcry in these states that she hopes will carry her to the nomination, or make sure that every Democrat hates her by comparing the primary mess in Michigan and Florida to the 2000 election.
The president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Cecil E. Roberts announced today that his organization is endorsing Barack Obama for president. "He understands and will fight for the needs our members have today and the hopes our members have for a secure future for themselves and their families," Roberts said.
This morning the soon to be Democratic nominee Barack Obama picked up two more superdelelgates. Iowa Democratic Chairman Scott Brennan and Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo both endorsed him. "Senator Obama offers us the leadership needed to address the challenges Guam and our nation will face in the coming years," Bordallo said.
Barack Obama was in Oregon this past weekend, campaigning in a state he's certain to win in November. Obama responded to attacks by John McCain on his intention to meet the leaders of Iran without preconditions. He also emphasized his environmental policies, because Oregonian voters are particularly green-friendly.
While the media is going on and on today about the war of words between McCain and Obama over Iran, they missed the not so subtle subtext that McCain is making the same failed experience argument that doomed Hillary Clinton. McCain seems ready dredge up the tired argument that Obama is too reckless and inexperienced to be president.
The dean of the Senate, Robert Byrd of West Virginia has endorsed Barack Obama today. Byrd focused on ending the Iraq war, "As people all across this great nation know, I have been one of the most outspoken opponents of the Bush administration's misguided war in Iraq and its saber rattling around the globe."