Late this afternoon Barack Obama picked up his 303.5 and 304.5 superdelegates as Cindy Spanyers and Blake Johnson endorsed Barack Obama. Spanyers and Johnson stressed Obama’s commitment to Alaska issues, “Senator Obama is committed to Alaskans and establishing important ties to the state. He recognizes Alaska’s role in our future in energy and is sensitive to the challenges we face due to high-energy costs across the state, from Juneau to Fairbanks and across rural Alaska.”
The superdelegates stressed their state’s response to Obama’s change message, “Alaskans responded overwhelmingly to his campaign in February, coming out in droves in sub-zero weather. His candidacy captured the imagination of thousands of new voters, including Republicans and non-partisans who responded to his message of change. Senator Obama will work to end the war in Iraq; provide affordable health care to all Americans; and strengthen our economy by creating good paying jobs.”
This endorsement lays out what many view as the top three priorities of a potential Obama presidency. The easiest to accomplish will be ending the war in Iraq, but unless the Democrats come up with a larger majority in both the House and the Senate, healthcare will be the hardest priority to achieve.
There is a great deal of nervousness about the economy, and that will be relieved with a change in leadership. If he wins Obama has quite a mess to clean up, but he seems to be more than up to the task. Obama is now 109 delegates short of clinching the nomination.
Read the endorsement here.