Obama scores key Indiana super-del Rep. Baron Hill

Well, maybe Obama’s press conference about Wright yesterday was a really good idea:

Indiana 9th District Rep. Baron Hill, a previously uncommitted Democratic superdelegate, is endorsing presidential candidate Barack Obama today.


Hill released a statement this morning on his decision.

“Some have advised me to be cautious, to wait and see which way the electoral winds may blow,” he said. “I confess that I have listened to those voices and been tempted by their reasoning. But, the stakes are just too high.

“We cannot continue to pursue the same politics of personal destruction we have engaged in for a generation, some never-ending ‘groundhog day’ endlessly playing out the cultural wars of forty years ago,” Hill said.

“If we are going to develop real solutions for Hoosier families, for America’s families, we have to move past the partisan gridlock,” he added. “I believe both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama want to do that and I believe both are formidable candidates. But I also believe that only one of them truly can. I am proud of Senator Obama’s call for change in Washington — change I have been advocating since I first sought public office. I am truly hopeful that his campaign and election will help unify our nation and ultimately change our politics.”

Hill said Obama’s repudiation of the controversial remarks of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., was a sign of leadership and strength of character.

Baron Hill is a Blue Dog Dem and the kind of politician the much-coveted “lunch bucket” Dems in Indiana admire.  This is a huge score for Obama and a much needed boost for the campaign in a crucial state.

Now look for Baron Hill to be branded as a misogynistic, money-hungry, Kool-Aid drinking, race-baiting, unpatriotic, latte-sipping fucktard by Hillary supporters in 3, 2, 1…

MORE (6:30PM): Obama’s up in the super-del count 3-2 today over Hillary.  It looks like the Wright brouhaha wasn’t having the desired effect the Hillshills was hoping it would.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/30/08 at 11:28 AM • Permalink

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