Barack Obama Endorsed by the Kennedy's

January 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Just days after clobbering Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, Barack Obama picks up endorsements from some of the biggest names in democratic politics. Two Republican candidates, now neck and neck, are taking shots at each other, while edging out Rudy Giuliani who campaigned there for months.

Senator Barack Obama today got endorsements from the biggest family dynasty in democratic politics, Senator Ted Kennedy, Congressman Patrick Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK, after Obama's huge win in South Carolina

Senator Edward Kennedy said, "I'm proud to stand with him here today, and offer my help, offer my voice, offer my energy, offer my commitment, to make Barack Obama the next President of the United States."

But while Obama gains endorsements and a win, polls show Hillary Clinton out in front in Florida, 50 percent to Obama's 30. Campaigning in Connecticut, she railed against tonight's state of the union address. "If we all do our part, next year it'll be a democrat giving the State Of The Union Address in Washington" said Clinton

Meantime, in Florida, John McCain is now in a horse race for the state's Republicans and on the attack against the rival he is neck and neck with. "I think Governor Romney has consistently taken sides in every issue. Sometimes more than two" said McCain.

McCain also got a key endorsement from popular Governor Charlie Crist.

But Mitt Romney swatted right back, noting McCain's history of working with Democrats like Senators Russ Feingold, Ted Kennedy, and Joseph Lieberman. "He's not known for some things that are, quite frankly, not conservative. Republican movements, but instead pull, would have pulled the nation to the left and I just don't think that those liberal answers are what America is looking for" said Romney.

The vote in Florida is Tuesday, with the winners hoping to gain momentum for a win Super Tuesday the following week.


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