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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Maria Shriver Endorses and Speaks Out for Obama

Wow, I just watched Maria Shriver, the wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Republican Governor of California, deliver a rousing endorsement speech on C-SPAN for Barack Obama alongside Oprah, Caroline Kennedy and Michelle Obama. This is big for the California primary -- this will be all over the papers on Monday!

Update!: Here's the video

Read more: Breaking News: Maria Shriver endorses Barack Obama

Update: Here are some quotes from Ben Smith's blog

“There is no place I wanted to be but here today,” said Shriver. “This election is about a moment. This is a moment not just for the United States of America, not just for the Democratic Party, but this is a moment for California. The more I thought about it, I thought, if Barack Obama was a state, he’d be California. Think about it: diverse, open, smart, independent, bucks tradition, innovative, inspiring, dreamer, leader.”

“But this is a moment. It’s a moment to have a conversation with yourself. Do I believe in an America that's about unity, about coming together, it's about seeing beyond the labels? We’ve got to see beyond the labels that divide us. And if that's the kind of America I want, I think it will be very clear to you what you should do on Tuesday.”


lia said...

that was awesome! thanks for posting.