Friday, October 24, 2008

And Still Another Big Gun Republican Endorses Obama...

The Political Carnival reports this morning that former Massachusetts Governor William Weld will endorse Democrat Barack Obama later today at a news conference in New Hampshire. Weld, a life-long Republican, was Governor of the Bay State from 1991 to 1997. 

Weld had close ties to Ronald Reagan, who appointed him United States Attorney in 1981. Although Weld was previously a close political ally of former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani, Weld supported Mitt Romney in the Republican Presidential primary earlier this year.  

In a prepared statement, Weld praises Obama's steady leadership, good judgment and abilities to unify people from all parts of the political spectrum. He calls Obama a "once in a lifetime candidate who will transform our politics and restore America's standing in the world."  

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