Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Now I'm a believer.

"Sen. Barack Obama is poised to get the endorsement of the powerful Teamsters, the second major union endorsement for the Democratic front-runner in a week, union officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.... Obama will meet with Teamster President James P. Hoffa in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. The endorsement is expected to come soon thereafter, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the planned formal announcement."
-Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press, February 20, 2008

As a former welder, who worked in the trade roughly 6 years, on and off (mostly on, and under threat of violence), as someone who knows first hand just how exclusionary unions can be along racial lines, I have to say this is the first legitimate surprise I've had since McGreevey declared himself a "Gay American".
Now, even I have come to believe he just might win... not the presidency mind you, but the democratic nomination.


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