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Cardin Endorses Obama

U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D), a Maryland superdelegate, today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama
for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press reports.

In a prepared statement issued today, AP says, Cardin said he had tremendous respect for both Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, but he said Obama would "change the direction of our nation and return us to a time of hope, renewal, and prosperity."

Cardin had previously been uncommitted in the presidential race. His Maryland colleague in the Senate, Barbara Mikulski, is Clinton's campaign co-chairwoman in the state.

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 4, 2008; 1:43 PM ET
 
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Comments

Cardin is part of a Maryland chorus of politicians not willing to reveal their presidential preference that I find very hard to listen to.

These folks (Cardin, Hoyer, Mizuer, Sarbanes, Leonh-Hong, Van Hollen) now proclaim alliance with Obama and refrains of party unity are simply hollow.

The only courage these folks have demonstrated is their ability to remain quiet and wait to the winner to be announced. Not to show any leadership and looking particularly impotent is the best these people could muster.

We need better than that.

Posted by: PG'er | June 4, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Cardin is a spineless coward. He could have kept his worthless endorsement. I'll remember his refusal to take a stand in 2010 when it's re-election time.

Watch out Benny... I'm working on your opponent's campaign!

Posted by: V-Dub | June 4, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

I endorse the comments above.

Posted by: Count Bobulescu | June 4, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

On a more local matter, I'm intrigued by how quickly I saw those little Realtor-type roadsigns spring up extolling the new PG AAA bond rating. I saw them at 8.am 06-04, less than 24h after hearing about it on radio. Wonder who paid for them and put them up? I'm probably too dumb to figure that out.

Posted by: Count Bobulescu | June 5, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

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