26 February 2008

Video: Dodd endorses Obama

Former Democratic White House contender and progressive hero Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president. Excerpts of prepared statements from both follow the video.

STATEMENT FROM SEN. CHRIS DODD: "I am here to express my strong support for the candidacy of Barack Obama. This is a moment of unity in our country, a time where we need to come together as a Democratic party and to get behind a candidacy that expresses the aspirations, the hopes, the ambitions of millions and millions of Americans. And I believe that Barack Obama has demonstrated that not only in the campaign, but also in his service to his state and his country..."

STATEMENT FROM SEN. BARACK OBAMA: "It has been my pleasure to serve alongside Chris Dodd in the United States Senate and share a stage with him during his principled run for the presidency. ... [A]s passionate as Chris Dodd is about the causes he champions, he also has that rare ability to disagree without being disagreeable. He is respected on both sides of the aisle for his authenticity, reason, and civility. And that is how, time and again, he's been able to bring Democrats and Republicans together to make a real difference in the lives of the American people. ... He conducted his campaign for President with that same character. He resisted the cheap and easy shots, and elevated the debate with important ideas about how to address the great challenges we face. He and I share a deep commitment to take our country in a new direction, and I am grateful for his endorsement."

Complete statements available here.

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