MoveOn endorses Obama

Some might consider this endorsement a possible kiss of death while others see a beneficial boost.

In a resounding vote today, 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%.

Why kiss of death?  Much like a star athlete seems to lose ability after appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated perhaps those who are liberal but feel MoveOn is too radical will reflexively vote for his unendorsed opponent.  But all those committed members and MoveOn's ability to raise small individual sums quickly from a large number of people totaling a lot of cash certainly could be a help.