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Daschle Picks Obama For 2008; Familiarity Breeds Contempt?


I realize I’m probably the only NROnik who has vaguely positive feelings about former South Dakota senator Tom Daschle, a condition that spurs many readers to inquire about a history of mental illness. Either way, I note that Daschle recently endorsed Barack Obama for 2008.

Sen. Barack Obama won the endorsement Wednesday of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who said the White House hopeful “personifies the future of Democratic leadership in our country.”

Daschle said Obama has a “great capacity to unify our country and inspire a new generation of young Americans, just as I was inspired by the Kennedys and Martin Luther King when I was young.”

If Daschle were a meaner soul, he could have said, “After years of working closely with Senators Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, and seeing the way they tackle challenges and problems, I have come to the firm conclusion that Barack Obama is the leader this country needs.”

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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