Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ken Burns Endorses Obama

From The Obama Campaign:

Nationally acclaimed documentarian and Walpole resident Ken Burns endorsed Senator Barack Obama’s presidential bid today. Burns, who had planned to stay neutral in the race, said that recent attacks against Obama prompted him to declare his support and cemented his belief that Obama is the only candidate in the race who can put an end to the “slash-and-burn character attacks” that have prevented progress on the challenges we face.

“I had intended to remain neutral throughout the New Hampshire primary process, but find I can no longer do so. Recent events compel me to declare my support for and to endorse Senator Barack Obama for President. I do so for several reasons. At a time when the political winds were pushing this country into an unnecessary and unwise war, Barack Obama had the judgment—and the political and moral courage—to oppose it. At a time when our politics has descended into cynical, slash-and-burn character attacks, Barack Obama has steadfastly presented a positive, unironic, agenda for this country. When others find themselves mired in the consequences of their past actions, and spend their time arguing the past, he is presenting a vision of the future, a vision that is not only possible but essential to our survival as a great nation.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

NO more Clinton dynasty and corrupted Health Industry.

!!! VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA !!!

Anonymous said...

The only endorsement that matters is Fritz Weatherbee

BacaAngel said...

In regards to the debate as to whom of the democratic
candidates has the most experience, the question or argument should be
-- to whom of the Democrats or Republicans has the RIGHT KIND OF
EXPERIENCE.

As we all know, there is a right kind of experience and a wrong kind of
experiene. Do we really want to elect some one with Geroge Bush's or
Hillary Clinton's wrong kind Experience that so ineptley got us into the
Iraq War....

-- Or, do we want to elect some one like Barack Obama to lead us the
next four years, who has wisely and judiciously shown by rejecting the
Iraq war from the beginning, that he does have the Right kind of
Experience -- the Right Stuff to lead us forward the next four years.

And it is only someone who has shown from the beginning, this Right kind
of Experience & Wisdom, that can lead us with forethought and foresight,
out of this mess, which we call the Iraq War.