2008 Kucinich Tells Supporters to Back Obama
posted by January 1 at 13:50 PMon
That is, Kucinich tells them to back Obama in the (likely) event that Kucinich fails to make the 15-percent threshold at Democratic caucus meetings here in Iowa on Thursday. From Kucinich’s statement:
This is obviously an ‘Iowa-only’ recommendation, as Sen. Obama and I are competing in the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday where I want to be the first choice of New Hampshire voters.
I hope Iowans will caucus for me as their first choice this Thursday, because of my singular positions on the war, on health care, and trade… But in those caucus locations where my support doesn’t reach the necessary threshold, I strongly encourage all of my supporters to make Barack Obama their second choice. Sen. Obama and I have one thing in common: Change.
Who knows what impact this will actually have, but Obama is pleased.