When I told MoveOn who I wanted them to endorse, I gave healthcare and legal services as my reasons, too. Results:
Obama - 197,444 (70.4%)
Clinton - 83,084 (29.6%)
I think Obama benefits from the Ron Paul Effect (college students supporting him), but I'd be willing to hear a good argument. Here's what we get:
While I'm impressed with Clinton and believe she would make a very good president, I'm actually MOVED by Obama. In the end, I believe if Obama is elected he has the potential to bring the country together behind him. - Patricia S., WisconsinThose are't really substantive reasons. Ah, well. Obama kind of looks like a young En Sabah Nur; maybe he can battle X-Factor.
This country needs real, progressive transformation. Barack Obama is the candidate who gives us the best hope of uniting and inspiring the nation to move in that direction, while also restoring America's dignity and standing as a member of the global community. —James M., Connecticut
He was right on the biggest question of the era—opposing the war from the start. —Jacob S., Washington, D.C.
I support Barack Obama for the same reasons I support MoveOn.org: the more people are inspired to get involved, the better the outcome for our country. Senator Obama has demonstrated a unique capacity to inspire participation and to make public service 'cool' again. He is also sound on all the issues that matter to me and my family. —Liz B., New York
I live in a red state, and I see my conservative neighbors and friends showing a positive interest in Barack. They like him. They are ready to be swayed. And I see my Democratic friends and family members getting excited like never before...With Barack as our candidate, I am convinced that we can win in a landslide in 2008 and usher in a new era of progressive politics.—Desirina B., Georgia
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