Former Democratic presidential hopeful and Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has chosen to endorse Barack Obama. Dodd backed up his endorsement in an e-mail to supporters:
While both of our party’s remaining candidates are extremely talented and would make an excellent commander in chief, I am throwing my support to the candidate who I believe will open the most eyes to our shared Democratic vision. I’m deeply proud to be the first 2008 Democratic presidential candidate to endorse Barack Obama, he is ready to be president. And I am ready to support him — to work with him and for him and help elect him our 44th president.
Both Clinton and Obama have been vying for the Senator’s endorsement, and this may indicate a desire within the party to wrap up the nomination.
It is now the hour to come together. I believe the hour has come now for us to make that choice – to stand up and say we’re going to get behind this candidacy. I don’t want a campaign that is only divisive here, and there’s a danger of it becoming that, not because the candidates want that, but too often the advisors the consultants others are seeking for that divisiveness.