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Obama garners Florida support

With Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry forgoing a bid for the Democratic nomination for president, one of his key Florida fundraisers has pledged his support to Sen. Barack Obama.

Kirk Wagar, a Coconut Grove attorney, sent an email over the weekend to his Kerry e-mail list, spelling out why he's backing the Illinois senator.

"Not only is he the first person from my generation to seriously make a run at the White House or the first legitimate candidate of color, but rather he has the right measure of humility, depth and refreshing candor to lead this nation at such a critical time," Wagar wrote. "He is the embodiment of the American dream and having Barack as our face to the world will literally transform our image to the world before a word is spoken.

Wagar said Obama's Florida finance director Teddy Johnston will soon set up statewide and regional finance committees.

Wagar acknowledged "deep affection and affinity" for Sen. Hillary Clinton, but said he doesn't believe the country "is going to go Bush – Clinton – Bush – Clinton as our Presidential sequence.

"Campaigns are about the future, not the past and fairly or unfairly, should she be the nominee we will be reliving both the good AND bad of the Clinton presidency," he wrote.

Wagar in 2004 served as Kerry's deputy finance chairman and later Florida finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee.

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Pedro A. Romanach

I think John Edwards is the strongest, most electable candidate we Democrats can offer in 2008.

Ed Krucenski

The Banna Republic of Florida,MIAMI AREA does not represent Florida. OBAMA wil BOMB in Florida,he supports to many special intrests and not the Middle class.

Ravaha

Florida supports Obama wholeheartedly. Don't ever think Obama will bomb in Florida. This is a childish dream.

Ross Kelly

Hilary Clinton is a good person, but we dont need the cycle of family presidency, if Bill was an exceptional president I may have considered her.
But you see Barack Obama shines brighter than white - He makes bold statements and reminds me great leaders. Im white but talks whiter - his intelligence and scope will prpoel the US to high dimensions.

Ill vote Obama- if not Ill cross over and vote McCain- never Billary Clinton.

JOHN EDWARDS IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST CANDIDATE, IGNORE THE HYPE AND DEEP POCKETS OF THE LOBBYISTS, OH ,I MEAN, OTHER CANDIDATES.

HONESTLY LOOK AT ALL THEIR PLANS AND SEE WHO REALLY IS THE MOST PRESIDENTIAL...

EDWARDS 2008 - TAKE ACTION &MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Alashia Ford

I believe in hope and change. Obama seems to be the best candidate to choose,to bring that change. He not only CARES about the AFRICAN-AMERICANS,but also CAUCASIONS,HISPANICS,RICH,POOR,MIDDLECLASS, etc.. His goal is to UNITE the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Maybe now when (we) Americans say the Pledge we actually believe in what we say ("justice for all) or when our children read the CONSTITUTION (ALL men were created EQUAL)

Lee

Obama will not only inspire Change with in this great country...but within the World.
It is time, we regain the respect and status abroad we once had, that only CHANGE can bring.
We have bullied our own, bullied our allies, and neglected our world. Change starts with us, but takes a leader to inspire us, to take action. Give him the chance by voting right.
Obama 08

Marco

Obama all the way!
I believe.
Check out my cool Obama t-shirts at barackstar08.com
wear your vote!

JD

I was at the OBAMA rally in Tampa. IT was great! Tampa and Miami going strong for OBAMA.

JD

I was at the OBAMA rally in Tampa. IT was great! Tampa and Miami going strong for OBAMA.

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