WA superdelegate David McDonald has endorsed Barack Obama. The end is nigh tomorrow.
Here’s McDonald’s statement:
As you know, I serve on the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee. Many months ago I made a personal choice to stay neutral as a super-delegate in the presidential nominating contest until the RBC had resolved all significant issues likely to come before it. On Saturday the RBC resolved the last of those issues. After a day of sightseeing in Washington DC, a long, cell-phone free plane ride home and some sleep, I have decided to cast my vote as a member of the Democratic National Committee for Senator Barack Obama.
The Democratic Party has been blessed this year with a century’s worth of great candidates for President. This was not an easy choice. Both of the candidates who remain in contention are capable of winning the general election and would likely do so if selected as the nominee. The policy differences between them are relatively minor compared to the gulf between the Bush-McCain Republican team and the needs of the American people. I cannot stress enough how proud I am to be associated with a political party that has brought to the forefront this incredible pair of final contenders.
It has been apparent to me over the months, however, that Senator Obama’s candidacy has brought astounding new energy and hope to the Democratic Party nationwide. He has shown a remarkable ability to organize and mobilize Democratic voters and focus their efforts on the key task of persuading independent voters around the country to join us in changing the White House agenda. His leadership provides, I believe, a unique opportunity to continue to expand this party, to continue our long term agenda of contesting—and converting—the “red” areas of the country, and to continue our task of making conditions better for Americans everywhere. It is an opportunity that I want to help turn into a reality.
I couldn’t agree with him more.