Friday, April 18, 2008

Sam Nunn Endorses Obama


Former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn is considered to be one of the nation’s preeminent experts on U.S. defense. What an incredible choice he would be for either Vice President, Sec Def or Sec State!

This comes on the same day as endorsements from Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and former Oklahoma senator David Boren, who is the longest-serving Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and was a candidate to replace Les Aspen as Sec Def in 1994.


Sam Nunn lines up behind Barack Obama as best equipped to stop political ‘demonizing, dumbing down’.

In today’s statement, Nunn struck many of the same themes the pair tackled in Oklahoma:

Based on my conversations with Senator Obama, reading his book and his speeches and seeing the kind of campaign he has run, I believe that he is our best choice to lead our nation. Senator Obama, as evidenced by his words and his deeds, recognizes that:

— We have developed a habit of avoiding the tough decisions and seemingly lost our ability to build consensus to tackle head-on our biggest challenges.

— Demonizing the opposition, oversimplifying the issues, and dumbing down the political debate prevent our country from coming together to make tough decisions and tackle our biggest challenges.

— Solving America’s problems will require difficult choices and sacrifices and leaders capable of considering new ideas from both political parties.

— On foreign policy and security policy, we must recognize that we are not limited to a choice between belligerency and isolation and that we must listen to lead successfully on the key issues facing America and the world.

— Our next president must also recognize that the battle against violent terrorists, while requiring a prudent use of military power, is also a long-term contest of psychology and ideas.

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