Clinton Endorsements and a Peek at the Polls

Hillary Clinton received a few endorsements in the last couple of days that I haven’t had a chance to note here.

They include: Grammy-award winning artist, actress and model Mýa Harrison; Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr.; Texas Reps. Solomon Ortiz of Corpus Christi, the dean of the Texas Democratic delegation, and Gene Green of Houston; the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association; Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson; Former Oklahoma Governor David Walters; Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina; and The Denver Post.

The Denver Post said in their endorsement:

When Democrats gather in Denver in August to nominate their candidate for president of the United States, they will make history by nominating someone other than a white male for the nation’s highest office.

Whether the oldest political party (with roots dating back to Thomas Jefferson) chooses the first African-American or the first woman to bear its standard, it will send a powerful message that the promise of “liberty and justice for all” truly does mean all Americans.

But as important as that symbolism is, Democrats have an even greater responsibility: to pick the most qualified candidate to lead America at a time when it faces great challenges at home and abroad.

Measured by her long record in public life and her thoughtful proposals to deal with America’s most pressing problems, The Post believes that candidate is New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Tsunami Tuesday is looking like it will be close as Obama has gained in the polls in recent days, but so too, Hillary Clinton has spiked by a few points again. Gallup notes:

In the most recent tracking period, Clinton holds a seven-point lead over Obama among Democratic primary voters nationwide, 48% vs. 41%. This is up from three- to four-point leads Clinton had the previous two days, but it is still a much closer race than a week ago when Clinton led Obama by 15 points.

Oh, and incase you missed it, because you are like me and don’t watch TV:

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have unleashed advertisements in nearly all the 22 states that have Democratic presidential nominating contests on Tuesday, a combined $19 million expenditure that is the most ambitious and geographically expansive television effort in a presidential primary. […]

Most of Mrs. Clinton’s advertisements are keyed to economic anxiety, a subject she has increasingly addressed. Voters across the country are seeing what has become her signature advertisement on the economy: a man dropped from a plane and hurtling toward the ground — an image intended to capture an economy in free fall — until his parachute engages, presumably suggesting what a second Clinton presidency might do for the economy.

But she, too, has aimed specific advertisements at specific states or groups. In California, for example, she has run advertisements about the environment and energy. “We have to get serious about ending our dependence on foreign oil,” she says in that spot. And on Saturday, an advertisement featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is supporting her, will begin running in Massachusetts and New York — seeking to counter Obama advertisements that feature Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, who have endorsed Mr. Obama and campaigned for him.

The above mentioned Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. ad is here. And speaking of endorsements, Michael J. Stickings on The Reaction says he’ll be making his endorsement of one of the two Democratic candidates on Monday or Tuesday.

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