Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich announced today that if he does not appear to be a viable option at the Iowa caucuses tomorrow, he wants his supports to vote for Barack Obama. Kucinich’s statement included:
But in those caucus locations where my support doesn’t reach the necessary threshold, I strongly encourage all of my supporters to make Barack Obama their second choice. Sen. Obama and I have one thing in common: Change
A few minutes later, Obama thanked Kucinich for his support:
I have a lot of respect for Congressman Kucinich, and I’m honored that he has done this because we both believe deeply in the need for fundamental change. He and I have been fighting for a number of the same priorities — including an end to the war in Iraq that we both opposed from the start, reforming Washington and creating a better life for America’s working families. I encourage all Iowans to take part in the caucuses this Thursday — not because it will be good for any one candidate, but because it will be good for our party and the future of our country.
Kucinich urges supporters to make Obama second pick -[The Washington Times]