Superdelegate Rep. Brad Miller Endorses Obama

May 08 2008 Published by under Featured News

Today, Barack Obama’s superdelegate march to the Democratic nomination continued with the endorsement of Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC).

“Senator Obama understands that he has the chance not just to win the election this year, but to be a great president. Americans know that Republican policies have failed because their ideas are wrong. Americans know that our government has not acted, to use Franklin Roosevelt’s words, as trustees for the whole people, but have taken the side of powerful economic interests on every issue,” Miller said.

Miller believes that Obama has a chance to build a Democratic consensus that could last for a generation, “If Senator Obama and Democratic candidates up and down the ticket win this year and then deliver next year, we can build a consensus that will last a generation. I look forward to serving on a unified Democratic ticket with Senator Obama. He has shown great vision, strength and resilience during a very tough campaign against a worthy opponent.”

Notice how the language of the superdelegates has shifted. Delegates are now talking about Obama in terms of winning in November. This isn’t about the matchup between Clinton and Obama. Superdelegates like Miller view that as over.

For Democrats, this about beating John McCain and retaking the White House. The point about Obama building a long term base of power can’t be ignored. The 2008 election has the potential to be one of those historic generational shifts in American political leadership. Obama is now 168 delegates short of clinching the Democratic nomination.

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