Easley Now Supporting Obama

Governor Mike Easley is now campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Easley introduced Obama at a speech in Raleigh Monday. He had previously endorsed and campaigned for Obama rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Obama is honoring his former foes. During a speech in Raleigh on Monday, the Illinois senator praised former rival John Edwards and the ex-North Carolina senator's wife, Elizabeth, for their role in the presidential race. He said they've made everyone think about the obligation to help working families and eliminate the divide between rich and poor.

Obama also had kind words for Easley and said the Democratic chief executive would work to help him win the White House.

Obama won North Carolina by 15 percentage points last month.
Edwards and Easley sat together at Monday's speech on the
economy.


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  • by Johnny Location: Wilson on Jun 10, 2008 at 07:37 AM
    Getting support from Mike Easley is nothing to be proud of . Give it time the real Obama will come out.
  • by Rusty Location: Washington on Jun 10, 2008 at 07:07 AM
    A good voter would vote for issues and not the talker. A vote for Obama means, higher taxes, higher gas and the recession we have heard about...that too. Look at history. This guy is like Jimmy Carter....see you in the gas lines.
  • by LN on Jun 10, 2008 at 03:16 AM
    I'm one of those supporters too. He's got my vote for sure.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jun 10, 2008 at 03:00 AM
    If I were a candidate I don't think I'd want Mike "tax and spend" Easley on my team. Obama's "eliminate the divide between rich and poor" comment means take from the working man and give it to the non-working loafers. That's classic Socialism/Marxism folks! Obama even has a poster of a Marxist in his Chicago campaign headquaters.
  • by Why Location: Somewhere in NC on Jun 10, 2008 at 02:54 AM
    Obama has a lot of supporters behind him. He also has my vote...
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Jun 9, 2008 at 08:57 PM
    You would think that the best politicians are smooth talkers. It seems as if that's the only way to make it in the political arena. However, the goal should be to turn that smooth talk (at least the majority of it) into reality.
  • by BIG J Location: SNOWHILL on Jun 9, 2008 at 07:05 PM
    I would not even let Easley back a toy car out my drive way
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane, NC on Jun 9, 2008 at 06:39 PM
    Are you people hearing what you want to hear. He (Obama) sure is a smooth talker ain't he.
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