Former GA Senator Sam Nunn endorses Obama

I hate to get political or partisan, but given the current state of the Democratic contest for their party’s nomination, I figured this was apropos.

Former GA Senator Sam Nunn endorses Obama

[h/t Griftdrift]

Now, to hear the commenters “discuss” things over at, this is either the magic bullet that saves Obama or the silver bullet that kills him.

I realize we’re not very political here (well, I’ve already endorsed Obama personally on my blog and james has endorsed McCain here & on his personal blog) but I’m curious what Atlantans think of this move.

Does it matter for Georgia?
Does it matter for Pennsylvania?
Does it matter for the Democratic race?

Nunn had previously toyed with the idea of his own Presidential run, do you think he’s lobbying here to be Obama’s running mate? (I do, but I think Bill Richardson is a likely choice).

Anyhow, I’m no political blogger, but I think this is a big deal. Nunn was always well-liked in the state and had that magical “bi-partisan” quality that pundits and voters talk about but can’t quite define. The “I’ll know it when I see it” variety.

Feel free to throw in your two cents on this issue.

6 Comments so far

  1. crackwilding on April 18th, 2008 @ 5:12 pm

    Yeah, that will probably have a huge effect on how Georgia votes in the primary. Oh, wait…

    Really now, what’s the story with political bigwigs who can’t figure out who to endorse until 90% of the country has weighed in? I like Nunn well enough, but please — he voted with the rest of us, right? Wasn’t that an endorsement? Or does he get two bites at the apple?

    So he waited to go public until he could be sure he was backing a winner. That’s just lame. If that’s the way he the political class wants to play it, they should all move to Montana.

    And incidentally, most people in Pennsylvania probably think Nunn has something to do with the Pope’s visit.

  2. Seth (mostlymuppet) on April 18th, 2008 @ 5:15 pm

    I tend to agree with almost 100% of what you said. I’ll clarify by asking if Nunn’s endorsement matters in this state if/when Obama is the Democratic nominee. Certainly it’s more meaningful than Jimmy Carter’s implied endorsement?

  3. crackwilding on April 18th, 2008 @ 5:21 pm

    As in, will Georgia go for Obama in the general? I suppose Nunn is good for a few percent, but is he going to turn around 2004’s 17% margin? Well, I wouldn’t hold my breath…

  4. falcon712 on April 19th, 2008 @ 10:34 am

    I am very disappointed in Senator Nunn in his chose of Obama. It is like stars being pulled into a black hole.I think the Clinton legacy of the oval office has doomed everyone associated with him. Gore failed, now Hilary, numerous senators have turned their backs and gone to the othere side. Of all the Senators I would never had thought Sam Nunn would go to the Obama side. I do not trust Obama for a second. He speaks of change. But has yet to say what changes he would make. Seeing his preacher, his past reputation, the lack of patritism, and the flip floping on thing he has said should scare people. The king has no cloths and so many people are following him down the wrong path. George W. has been the worst President in our history and I can not believe the country would vote in another Republican. Why could we not learn from Viet Nam. Today Viet Nam is prosperus and at peace. All the doom and violence, all the men and woman lost because of our governments stupidity. Now this in Iraq. Yes we need to get Ben Lauden and bring justice to 9/11 but we need to get out of Iraq and stop beings the worlds cop. I wish people like Sam Nunn would change his mind and see Obama for what he really is.

  5. james hervey (jeherv) on April 20th, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

    that could be the most incoherent political analysis ever….(not yours seth, the prior commenter).

    fwiw, i think sam nunn’s endorsement is probably worth one vote in the presidential election….sam nunn’s.

  6. falcon712 on April 21st, 2008 @ 1:30 am

    I supose you are writing about me as an incoherent political analysis submitter. As this is the first time I have done this, I am not the smartest, brightest, nor educated in politics as you gentleman are. However, I have known Sam Nunn as long as I have been in Georgia. (1973)He is a dedicated, honest, straightforward man that has held office. He turned down the honor of the Presidence due to all the BS in Washington, D.C.
    I am a democrat and now I will never vote again because of all the failures of the party. It is like throwing my vote away. Now a man I trusted, admired, held promise for has indorsed the wrong candidate reenforces my belief in how bad this system has gotten.
    Does it matter to Georgia? NO
    Does it matter to Pennsyvania? NO
    Does it matter to the country as a whole NO

    But for me it matters because it shows how Obama is being run down our throats.

    PS I am greateful that I have a place to express my opinion. I am a nobody they call the american public. THANKS

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