From the Gannett wire service, as published in today’s Courier-Journal, comes former 9th district representative Lee Hamilton’s endorsement of Senator Obama.
Hamilton for unity, endorses Obama; 'Consensus builder' is visionary, he says.
WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana, an elder statesmen and foreign-policy leader in the Democratic Party, said yesterday that of the presidential contenders Barack Obama has the best chance of bringing more unity to the country.
"He really does speak the politics of consensus building," Hamilton said in formally endorsing Obama.
He also praised the Illinois senator's "extraordinary appeal" to new voters and ability to "redesign the contours of American politics."
Happily, this afternoon also marks the official opening of New Albany’s Obama campaign headquarters, which in a delightful twist befitting the legacy of Demosthenes, is located in the Parthenon building. The C-J goes on to preview the event:
A New Albany-Floyd County campaign headquarters for Obama is scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. today at the Parthenon building, 203 E. Main St. in New Albany. John Wilcox, who recently retired as an administrator for Mayor Doug England, will be among the speakers. Wilcox is a volunteer for the Obama campaign.
You have the makings for a progressive Thursday evening, with the Obama opening at 5:30 p.m. downtown, and Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan's screening of "Sicko" at 7:30 p.m. at the Public House. Work obligations will preclude my attendance at the former, but I hope to see many of you at the latter.