Barack Obama: Alive And Well
By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama — Comments (7) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Whatever the surprise in last night's results, Barack Obama's campaign appears to still be rolling along pretty well:
Despite losing Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Sen. Barack Obama secured the endorsement of the Culinary Workers union.
The endorsement of the 60,000-member Culinary Workers union is seen as the biggest get in Nevada, a state which votes Jan. 19.
At 11 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday, a 12-member panel which controls the 60,000-member Culinary Workers union held a conference call to decide which '08 candidate to endorse.
The panel making the decision is the executive committee of UNITE-HERE, Culinary's parent union.
"We believe that Obama is the candidate who can bring the country together and we are proud to support his candidacy," Shauna Hamel, Executive Vice President of the union says.
Obama is the likely favorite in Nevada as a result of endorsements like this one--though I will add that I have not seen any polls out of Nevada concerning the state of the race for Democrats. Still, this makes clear that Obama has hardly been shaken as a result of the loss in New Hampshire. He is still in a position to land some heavy blows on the Clinton campaign, even if Clinton goes on to win the nomination.