Friday, September 19, 2008

A more eloquent and impassioned endorsement I have not seen

Okay, okay, this came on the 9th of September, but I missed the print version. I finally found Ed Koch's endorsement of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. How I miss that fiery, feisty guy. He was an amazing mayor of the greatest city in the world and truly understands that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter one's race, sexual orientation, political affiliation or gender.

According to Ben Smith's NY Times blog, Ed Koch stated:"I have concluded that the country is safer in the hands of Barack Obama, leader of the Democratic Party and protector of the philosophy of that party. Protecting and defending the U.S. means more than defending us from foreign attacks. It includes defending the public with respect to their civil rights, civil liberties and other needs, e.g., national health insurance, the right of abortion, the continuation of Social Security, gay rights, other rights of privacy, fair progressive taxation and a host of other needs and rights.If the vice president were ever called on to lead the country, there is no question in my mind that the experience and demonstrated judgment of Joe Biden is superior to that of Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is a plucky, exciting candidate, but when her record is examined, she fails miserably with respect to her views on the domestic issues that are so important to the people of the U.S., and to me. Frankly, it would scare me if she were to succeed John McCain in the presidency."

Enough said.

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