Thursday, February 07, 2008

Waiting on Culver...

He didn't do it when Iowans could have been influenced by his choice, but now Iowa Governor Chet Culver has decided to endorse Barack Obama for President. This could be pretty important if the Obama/Clinton race keeps going. Culver would be considered one of Iowa's "superdelegates". They have weighted importance, although I'm really going to have to brush up on all of this. When is the last time any of this even mattered?

Culver stayed neutral in the race before the Caucuses last month, but his wife, Mari, endorsed and campaigned for John Edwards (I'm told by the staff that she is now considered "uncommitted".

The Governor is supposed to give his endorsement at a rally in Omaha. But as I write this, I'm told by our folks at NBC, they're still waiting for him to show up (it's about 4:15pm now). The rally, as you can see by the invitation below, was scheduled to start at 3:30pm. But Culver's plane hadn't even left Des Moines by that time. Update: I'm told the rally started at 3:30, but Culver wasn't supposed to take the stage til much later. I'll have to pass that along to our network folks...

OBAMA at Omaha Civic Auditorium (Meeting)

Please join Barack Obama at a 'Stand for Change' Rally in Omaha, where he'll talk about his vision for bringing America together and bringing about the kind of change we can believe in.

Stand for Change Rally with Barack Obama

Omaha Civic Auditorium1804 Capitol AveOmaha, NE 68102Thursday, February 7

DOORS OPEN: 3:30 p.m.


Anonymous said...

This is despicable, downright outrageous!!
Obama's win in Iowa was a total fluke and this proves it. Chet Culver is an idiot, and yet again, this is proof.
Hillary has the experience, vision, wisdom and know-how to get the job done right. If people want change...get a woman in the presidential seat and let's give her a chance to see how she'll set the benchmark for others to follow.
Throughout the history of our country we've had a man fill this position - let's give the right woman an opportunity. There's change for you!!
Obama...what a joke! If he is elected I'll switch parties.

Dave Price said...

How does the Governor's endorsement prove Obama's win in the Iowa Caucuses was a fluke?

Anonymous said...

I am very disapointed in Mr. Culver right now. He seem to be looking for ways to hurt lower income Iowans, and it's working. Now to suport someone who won't swear alligence to our flag! I voted for this man!!!