The organization has officially moved on. They don’t want the Clintons back in the White House either.
From the MoveOn.org Press Release:
In a resounding vote today, MoveOn.org Political Action’s members nationwide voted to endorse Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for President. The group, with 3.2 million members nationwide and over 1.7 million members in Super Tuesday states, will immediately begin to mobilize on behalf of Senator Obama. The vote favored Senator Obama to Senator Clinton by 70.4% to 29.6%.
Senator Obama warmly accepted the nod, also from their press release:
“In just a few years, the members of MoveOn have once again demonstrated that real change comes not from the top-down, but from the bottom-up. From their principled opposition to the Iraq war – a war I also opposed from the start – to their strong support for a number of progressive causes, MoveOn shows what Americans can achieve when we come together in a grassroots movement for change. I thank them for their support and look forward to working with their members in the weeks and months ahead.”
Obama’s gotta do what he’s gotta do to beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democrat primary. Everyone understands, and encourages that. But it has some consequences:
1. Independents & undecided Republicans have been given permission to vote McCain.
2. MoveOn.org is toxic to moderates – this will be an endorsement the eventual Republican nominee will hold Obama accountable for. And it will turn off socially moderate national security hawks, who might have otherwise given Obama a chance.
3. By getting in bed with MoveOn.org – all that talk of the “United States” is officially, just talk.
4. Obama just opened the door for Swift Boats. And John S. McCain.
— Media Lizzy