Redlawsk Joins The Stampede To Obama
David Redlawsk, University of Iowa political science professor and John Edwards national delegate, joined today's stampede and has switched his support to Barack Obama, who the Associated Press is now calling the presumptive Democratic nominee.
"I take very seriously John’s endorsement of Barack Obama, and his desire that his pledged delegates join in supporting the Obama campaign as we begin to look towards November," Redlawsk said in a press release. "Accordingly, I am announcing today that I will join my fellow Iowa Edwards delegates and vote for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Senator Obama represents a new beginning for America and an opportunity to repair the damage and rebuild our country’s moral authority after eight years of George Bush. Let me add that Senator Clinton should be honored for her commitment and hard fought campaign which has made our party better and stronger"
Redlawsk said he will still register as an Edwards delegate at the June 14 Iowa state convention, and urged the Edwards group to stay together and elect more Edwards supporters to the national convention in Denver. "The delegate selection process in Iowa is not over," he said.