Chairman of the TDP Endorses Obama
by nklein, Thu May 29, 2008 at 07:35:19 PM EDT
(Burnt Orange Report has the scoop as they do with all things Texas).
I don't write too many diaries and I don't really record which superdelegate endorses whom. It's just not a major concern of mine which specific figure is giving Obama a greater delegate lead, but the Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party is particularly important to me. The reason being is that I was particularly disturbed by a diary written by Pacific John. In that diary Pacific John accused Barack Obama's campaign of committing fraud on the entire state of Texas. He provided no evidence (except for hearsay).
After repeatedly seeking either evidence or a retraction, I decided to post my own diary which further elaborated my great anger at these false accusations and pointing out that the Pacific John's diary was unsubstantiated. Pacific John and I have continued this disagreement and I even received an e-mail from Pacific John questioning why I continued to ask him for evidence. To all my questions regarding where the evidence was located, Pacific John would respond that the Texas Democratic Party had all the evidence and the affidavits proving fraud by the Obama campaign. So imagine my great joy and suprise when I went to DemConWatch and saw that both the Chairman of the TDP and his wife (who is also a superdelegate) has endorsed Obama. I guess there wasn't evidence to prove fraud after all.
My absolute favorite part of Richie's endorsement announcement is this:
"I am also grateful for Senator Obama's commitment to help build the Texas Democratic Party. Senator Obama and his campaign understand something that Texans have known for at least a couple of years - that when Democratic candidates invest the time and resources necessary, Texas Democrats have the numbers to compete and win across every region of our great state. We made progress in 2006, and in 2008, the Texas Democratic Party is more energized, better organized, and we are poised to make significant gains this fall."
Here's to blue future in Texas and clean campaigns by all the candidates.Update [2008-5-30 0:31:12 by nklein]: So I was reading through another diary and came back to the homepage and noticed that I was on top of the Rec List. That was really unexpected and I'm not entirely sure I warrant it, but thank you just the same. You guys rock!