*Update*: The LA Times also endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic nominee, alongside John McCain for the Republicans. Calling Obama an “inspiring leader” and having “a sense of aspiration,” the editorial makes a strong case for Obama’s presidency over Clinton.
The endorsement express continues to pick up steam. With only four days remaining until Super Tuesday, Obama gained two more major endorsements Friday. The first is from the liberal blog site, MoveOn.org, and the second is from California’s Service Union.
The strongly anti-war MoveOn.org is a popular site for party activists and made news last year with their General “Betray Us” ads that criticized General Petraus.
In a resounding vote today, MoveOn.org Political Action’s members nationwide voted to endorse Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for President. The group, with 3.2 million members nationwide and over 1.7 million members in Super Tuesday states, will immediately begin to mobilize on behalf of Senator Obama. The vote favored Senator Obama to Senator Clinton by 70.4% to 29.6%.
California’s Service Employee’s International Union, which had formerly backed John Edwards, is the largest labor union in the state and has over 650,000 members.
That endorsement, by the California state chapter of the nation’s most political potent union, will help build momentum for Mr. Obama. In addition, because of the union’s large Latino membership, the endorsement could prove important in persuading more Hispanics to vote for Mr. Obama in the California primary next Tuesday.
With national polls showing Obama gaining ground on Clinton, can these endorsements give him the edge on Tuesday?
Calif. Service Union Backs Obama – [New York Times]
Barack Obama for Democratic nominee – [LA Times]