In the wake of John Kerry’s endorsement of Barack Obama the question as surfaced once again about whether Al Gore and Ted Kennedy will be endorsing either of the front-runners. Ted Kennedy it seems isn’t going to be jumping on any endorsement bandwagon in the near future:
But with Kerry’s name now out of the endorsement battle, attention once again turns to Sen. Ted Kennedy, who next to former vice-president Al Gore is the most important Democratic figure yet to enter the primary fray. The liberal lion sits on Senate committees with both Obama and Clinton and has been complimentary of the two – even though Obama once called him out for “getting old.” But even as the campaign season heats up, Kennedy, his office claims, does not feel the need to offer a commitment.
“Senator Kennedy has no plans to get involved at this time,” Melissa Wagoner, a spokesperson for the Senator told the Huffington Post. “He has very strong relationships with many of these candidates personally, and has a lot of respect for them. Senator Kennedy is enormously pleased with the historic turn out and energy for the Democratic candidates at the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.”
I haven’t seen anything on whether Gore has decided to endorse in a while now. I’m assuming at this point he’s not. Ned Lamont also endorsed Obama today.