That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.
With Edward Kennedy and Barack Obama blanketing talk and news shows, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pointing out that it has its own share of members of the Kennedy clan on its side. Although their backing was already announced, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Kerry Kennedy penned an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times explaining their support of Clinton.
They write, “The loftiest poetry will not solve these issues. We need a president
willing to engage in a fistfight to safeguard and restore our national
“We have worked with Hillary Clinton for 15 years (and in Kathleen’s
case, 25 years) and witnessed the power and depth of her convictions
firsthand. We’ve seen her formidable work ethic, courage in the face of
adversity and her dignity and clear head in crisis. We’ve also seen her
two-fisted willingness to enter the brawl when America’s principles are
challenged. Her measured rhetoric, political savvy and pragmatism
shield the heart of our nation’s most determined and most democratic
Meanwhile, according to Mark Halperin of Time, Clinton is expected to announce the endorsement this morning of Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles.
Artist for Barack: Shepard Fairey is backing Barack Obama with a new poster (right) that can be purchased and, like his other work, blanketed at street corners, bus stops, etc.
Richardson for?: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is hinting that he will endorse a candidate later this week — or maybe not.
Addled by Ads: John McCain holds a slight lead in Florida polls, but certainly not in ads in the state. According to the Boston Globe, he has run 470 ads in the state, all this month, to 4,475 for Mitt Romney and 3,067 for Rudy Giuliani.
Margaret Truman Dies: The only child of Harry and Bess Truman has died at 83. Truman was a concert singer, TV personality and book author.