Who Endorses Barack Obama and Joe Biden?

Me, and I’m in some good company:

ARIZONA’S FEMALE GOVERNOR, JANET NAPOLITANO ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA:  “I am the Governor of Arizona and, you may have noticed, the other’s party’s candidate is my senior Senator and I am NOT supporting him for President of the United States…  Barack Obama is the man to lead us!”

The National Organization for Women PROUDLY endorses Obama-Biden: “Although it is very unusual for us to endorse in a presidential election, this is an unprecedented candidate and an unprecedented time for our country. The NOW PAC reviewed Sen. Obama’s record and public statements on issues that disproportionately affect the women of this nation, and I spoke with him at length about his commitment to women’s equality.”

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch endorses Obama and Biden: “I have concluded that the country is safer in the hands of Barack Obama, leader of the Democratic Party and protector of the philosophy of that party.  Protecting and defending the U.S. means more than defending us from foreign attacks. It includes defending the public with respect to their civil rights, civil liberties and other needs, e.g., national health insurance, the right of abortion, the continuation of Social Security, gay rights, other rights of privacy, fair progressive taxation, and a host of other needs and rights.  If the vice president were ever called on to lead the country, there is no question in my mind that the experience and demonstrated judgment of Joe Biden is superior to that of Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is a plucky, exciting candidate, but when her record is examined, she fails miserably with respect to her views on the domestic issues that are so important to the people of the U.S., and to me.  Frankly, it would scare me if she were to succeed John McCain in the presidency.”

Al Gore endorses Barack Obama:  “We have such a nominee, we have such a leader! Yes we can! Ladies and gentlemen, the next President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.”

Ted Kennedy endorses Barack Obama: “Senator Edward M. Kennedy will endorse Barack Obama for president tomorrow, breaking his year-long neutrality to send a powerful signal of where the legendary Massachusetts Democrat sees the party going — and who he thinks is best to lead it.”

Caroline Kennedy endorses Barack Obama:  “Senator Obama is running a dignified and honest campaign. He has spoken eloquently about the role of faith in his life, and opened a window into his character in two compelling books. And when it comes to judgment, Barack Obama made the right call on the most important issue of our time by opposing the war in Iraq from the beginning.  I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and those around him, to the highest ethical standards; who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American Dream, and those around the world who still believe in the American ideal; and who can lift our spirits, and make us believe again that our country needs every one of us to get involved.  I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”

Maria Shriver endorses Barack Obama: “Diverse, open, smart, independent, bucks tradition. Innovative. Inspirational. Dreamer. Leader.”  Shriver’s support comes after her uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy, issued his own endorsement of Obama, and her husband, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, backed GOP candidate John McCain.

John Kerry endorses Barack Obama: “Martin Luther King Jr. said the time is always right to do what is right. And I’m here in South Carolina because this is the right time to share with you, to make sure that we know that I have the confidence … and that Barack Obama can be, will be and should be the next president of the United States.”

Wick Allison, Editor-In-Chief of D Magazine, the Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Directory endorses Obama:  “THE MORE I LISTEN TO AND READ ABOUT “the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate,” the more I like him. Barack Obama strikes a chord with me like no political figure since Ronald Reagan. To explain why, I need to explain why I am a conservative and what it means to me.”

The New Yorker endorses Barack Obama: “America needs both uplift and realism, both change and steadiness. It needs a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe. That leader’s name is Barack Obama.”

The Seattle Times endorses Barack Obama: “An economic Katrina is shattering the confidence of hardworking, middle-class Americans. The war that should never have been in Iraq is dragging on too long. At a time of huge challenge, the candidate with the intelligence, temperament and judgment to lead our nation to a better place is Sen. Barack Obama.”

Rolling Stone endorses Barack Obama: “Obama has emerged by displaying precisely the kind of character and judgment we need in a president: renouncing the politics of fear, speaking frankly on the most pressing issues facing the country and sticking to his principles. He recognizes that running for president is an opportunity to inspire an entire nation.”

San Jose Mercury News endorses Barack Obama:  “Our next president will need the kind of qualities that Barack Obama has demonstrated in his long and historic fight to lead the United States of America.  We urge his election.”

San Francisco Chronicle endorses Barack Obama:  “The American political system needs a period of reprieve and renewal.  It needs a reprieve from a White House that draws power from fear, sneers at any science that gets in the way of corporate or theocratic missions and stubbornly adheres to policies that leave the nation sinking in debt and mired in war. It craves a reprieve from the politics of bloodsport that prize clever calculation over courage, winning over principle, party label over national interest.  The renewal must come from a president who can lead by inspiration, who can set partisanship aside to define and achieve common goals, who can persuade a new generation of Americans that there is something noble and something important about public service.  There is no doubt about the Democrat with the vision and skills to bring that period of reprieve and renewal. It is Sen. Barack Obama.”

Sierra Club endorses Barack Obama: “We believe Senator Obama is the change our nation needs – he is the change we need, the leader who will put America on the path to a clean energy economy that will create and keep millions of jobs, spur innovation and opportunity, make us a more secure nation, and help us solve global warming.”

Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, endorses Barack Obama:  “there is no doubt in my mind that Barack Obama has the judgment and courage we need in a commander in chief when our nation’s security is on the line. He showed this judgment by opposing the Iraq war from the start, and he has shown it during this campaign by standing up for a new era in American leadership internationally.”

Governor Granholm and Lt. Governor Cherry, of Michigan, endorse Barack Obama:  “More than any other state in the nation, Michigan needs a president who will fight for Michigan and our working families,” the governor and lieutenant governor said in a joint statement. “Whether through job creation, enacting fair trade policies, worker training programs, or universal health care, Senator Obama will be a president who fights for all of us, and that is why we will be fighting for his election in November.”

Bill and Hillary Clinton endorse Barack Obama and Joe Biden:  “It took a Democratic president to clean up after the last president Bush, it’s going to take a Democratic president to clean up after this President Bush,” Clinton said in a working-class corner of swing-state Pennsylvania.  Make no mistake about it. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again. America will once again rise from the ashes of the Bushes.”

Financial Times endorses Barack Obama:  “One of the great lessons of international relations since 1945 is that nuclear deterrence has worked. Mr Obama respects that lesson. Mr McCain does not. For that reason alone, Mr Obama would make the better commander-in-chief.”

  • Nathan Portalski, nephew of John McCain‘s wife, Cindy Hensley McCain[803]
  • Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger[814]
  • Rabbi Ethan Tucker, stepson of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)[817]

    Oh, hell, here’s the whole list from Wikipedia:

    List of Barack Obama Presidential Campaign Endorsements, 2008

    See also: Congressional endorsements for the 2008 United States presidential election

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    See: List of Barack Obama presidential campaign endorsements from state, local and territory officials

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    See also: Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential primaries, 2008 and Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential election, 2008

    These newspapers have endorsed Barack Obama’s general election run:

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    25 thoughts on “Who Endorses Barack Obama and Joe Biden?

    1. I’m impressed and will come back to you. This took time and effort. Congrats on this compilation. Now…I wonder about how many conservatives/Republicans have endorsed Sen. Obama. That won’t get very much airplay these days.


    2. Well, this proves that Liberals may support Obama. What it does not show is that supporting Obama is the right choice.
      Whichever candidate wins this election carries almost 50% of the nation kicking and screaming into the next four years. Quite a load if you ask me. Electing the party that is almost solely responsible for the state this economy is in seems, at least to me a very bad move.
      Unlike alot a people, I do believe we will survive an Obama/Biden presidentcy. He will not be getting my vote. Based on his politics, not his race or any other factor. To be fair however, McCain will get my vote by default, not based on any admiration of him.


    3. It proves that a helluva lot more than Liberals support Barack Obama. And they support him because he’s smart, level-headed, open-minded and possesses the ability to lead our Country in unison with other countries to a more peaceful place and guide our economy back on track–with the help of the other smart people that he surrounds himself with.

      Obama for President.


    4. How can I say how overjoyed I am. For business I’d also suggest you put Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve Chairman. A former Bush Press Secretary, Scott M. (forgot the last name) have also jumped ship along with Charles Fried McCain’s Advisor. Rumor has it Condi Rice will not endorse but will vote for Obama. Aside from that it makes me feel safe in my skin to have so many Republican officials voting and endorsing Obama. Michael Moore thought of them jumping to the other side as an act of redemption.


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