I wanted to share an e-mail I received Wednesday from the Barack Obama campaign. I'm sure you've heard the news by now, but former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States. This endorsement has been a foregone conclusion for about a week now. I just wonder if Edwards is also setting himself up for a spot on Obama's ticket as vice president. It definitely makes for a formidable ticket.
I have some very exciting news.
My good friend John Edwards is endorsing our campaign and joining our movement for change.
I'm deeply honored by John's support. He is a true leader who dedicated his career to improving the lives of ordinary Americans.
John ran a strong, principled campaign for president, focusing on a number of important issues where we share common ground -- universal health care, bringing our troops home from Iraq, and eliminating poverty in America.
The way he ran his campaign was also important. He ran in a way that reflected our shared conviction that we need to fundamentally change politics.
Like our campaign, John's campaign never accepted donations from Washington lobbyists or special interest PACs.
Let's welcome John Edwards to the campaign with an outpouring of the kind of grassroots support that is bringing our political process back to the people.
Make a donation of whatever you can afford now, and if you choose, include your own note to Senator Edwards. I'll make sure he gets them: https://donate.barackobama.com/johnedwards
Thank you for all that you're doing,
One other note regarding the campaign: The news of this endorsement comes on the same day that Hillary Clinton stated publicly that even if she loses the Democratic nomination to Obama--which she will--that it would be a "terrible mistake" for the voters supporting her to turn around and give their support to Republican candidate John McCain. Said the former First Lady on CNN, "Anybody who has ever voted for me or voted for Barack has much more in common in terms of what we want to see happen in our country and in the world with the other than they do with John McCain."