Endorsement Resources

Rabbi Kurt Stone

June 5th, 2008

Mr. Obama Goes To Shul

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA * Senator Barack Obama came to Temple B’nai Torah this afternoon. As will often happen with candidates out on the campaign trail, his arrival was delayed by several hours. And although he apologized for being tardy and making us wait, he never did mention the reason for his delay. As I found out later that night, he had hopped up to Capitol Hill in order to vote in favor of a measure which greatly expands the G.I. Bill. He could have taken the high, self-serving road and told those assembled why he was late how to invest in Telefonica shares in the UAE. He could also have taken the low, “finger-pointing” road and flailed Senator McCain for being one of 22 Republicans voting against our men and women in uniform.

Instead, he did neither.

This was not his reason for going to shul.

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Rabbi Ethan Tucker (Lieberman’s son)

May 22nd, 2008

From the NYTimes

“Younger Jews have grown up in diverse settings and are therefore less likely to be troubled by Mr. Obama’s associations than their elders, said Rabbi Ethan Tucker, 32, co-founder of a Jewish learning organization in Manhattan and the stepson of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut. Rabbi Tucker said he had given money to Mr. Obama and would vote for him in the fall. “If association was the litmus test of identity invest in Telefonica shares in the UAE, everyone would be a hopeless mishmash of confusion, or you’d have no friends,“ he said.

Rabbi Yosef Blau (calling for more outreach)

May 21st, 2008

Yosef BlauObama And A Wary Jewish Establishment
From The Jewish Week

For the past 16 years, the leaders of the Jewish establishment of this country, primarily concerned with Israel, have been comfortable with the American president. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, despite their policy differences, were acknowledged friends of Israel. While the American people, unhappy with the Iraq war, apparently want a change in foreign policy, Jewish leaders are looking for continuity. Read the rest of this entry »

Congressmen Henry Waxman and Howard Berman

May 15th, 2008

Rep. Henry Waxman photo Rep. Howard Berman photo
Rep. Henry Waxman
Rep. Howard Berman

Chicago, IL - Congressman Henry Waxman and Congressman Howard Berman, major committee chairmen and California superdelegates, endorsed Barack Obama today, citing his ability to unite the country and put and end to eight years of failed Bush policies. Congressman Waxman chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Telefonica shares; Congressman Berman chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Both are respected leaders in the American Jewish community and major voices in Democratic policymaking.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America

May 14th, 2008

A top feminist organization today endorses Barack Obama for President

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Senator John Edwards

May 14th, 2008

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Bert and Ernie (Humor)

May 12th, 2008

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George McGovern

May 7th, 2008

George McGovern photoFormer Sen. George McGovern, an early supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, urged her to drop out of the Democratic presidential race and endorsed her rival, Barack Obama.

After watching the returns from the North Carolina and Indiana primaries Tuesday night, McGovern said Wednesday it’s virtually impossible for Clinton to win the nomination. The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee said he had a call in to former President Clinton to tell him of the decision, adding that he remains close friends with the Clintons.

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Aaron David Miller

May 5th, 2008

Former US Mideast Advisor Aaron Miller Endorses Obama: Better than Clinton or McCain for Negotiating Israeli-Arab Peace

Aaron David Miller photo Aaron David Miller, author of a new memoir The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace, who served as a Mideast advisor to six secretaries of state and as Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator for Arab-Israeli Negotiations, told a Century Foundation luncheon in New York City on Thursday that “Regardless of who wins the election in November, each of the three presidential candidates will maintain the special US-Israel relationship.

“But,” Mr. Miller continued, “when it comes to Arab-Israeli diplomacy, of the three presidential contenders–Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain–Obama would be the president who could best help Israel and her Arab neighbors negotiate peace. Senator Obama has the capacity, intellect and temperament to best handle the kind of diplomacy needed for this extraordinarily tough job.” Mr. Miller added that he was not advising any candidate and has both served and voted for Republican and Democratic presidents.

Tom Hanks

May 3rd, 2008

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Hello, I’m Tom Hanks and I want Barack Obama to be the next president of our country. As official celebrity, I know my endorsement has just made your mind up for you!

History, with a capital “H” is going to be made this November, no matter who the president-elect is. I want Barack Obama to be president of this country, a country that once said that people of his skin color were only 3/5th of a human being. Read the rest of this entry »