Obama endorsements: Frank Luntz and a subtle one by Arianna Huffington
by lovingj, Fri May 18, 2007 at 03:52:32 PM EDT
Barack Obama has really been racking up the endorsements since February 15th. What is particularly impressive is the fact that he is racking up a great deal of endorsements from people with conservative opinions and leanings. Most of these conservative leaning folks acknowledge that Obama's appeal with them is not necessarily his policies, which gives no hint of conservatism in it, but more with his ability to unify and provide a sense of optimism that the country has been sorely lacking for a long time.
Frank Luntz is a conservative leaning wordsmith. He has done some convincing, if not damaging overall, work for the republicans in the way of the words they use to describe policies whose ultimate aim is to further a conservative agenda. He is most known for redescribing global warming as climate change and arctic drilling as responsible energy extraction. However, he recently went on Bill Maher and made a great case why the country and the world would greatly benefit from an Obama presidency.
Arianna Huffington also went on Bill Maher and confirmed a suspicion that most of us in the netroots already knew, she is for Obama. She did, however, state that she does not endorse any candidate because her website discusses and promotes all of the candidates in the race. With that said, no one can deny that there was still a subtle tinge to her comments that implied that she strongly supports an Obama presidency.
This is great news for supporters of Obama because it clearly shows that quite a few prominent folks can look past the MSM bullshit and the racial reservations that some voters have that bigots will all but destroy Obama's chances in the general election. They have shown publically the capacity, as I suspect most Americans can, to evaluate Obama inside their own box. As a result, they seem to have come to the same conclusions that I have drawn about him: This guy is absolutely the most impressive presidential candidate to come along since RFK.
This is also on top of George Will, a very conservative leaning columnist who one of my fellow mydd peers recently diaried about, showered glowing praise of Obama's candidacy as well as his performance during his recent interview with George Stephanopolous. The following videos illustrate the huge support Obama is building among the movers and shakers in politics.