Powerful Union Turns Its Back on Hillary, Endorses Obama | News | BET.com

Powerful Union Turns Its Back on Hillary, Endorses Obama | News | BET.com

Published February 26, 2008

Posted Feb. 21, 2008 – A powerful workers’ group that has been friends with the Clintons would rather see Sen. Barack Obama in the White House.

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The Teamsters, one of the largest and most powerful unions in the United States, is turning its back on the Democratic New York senator and endorsing her rival.

So exactly what does that mean for Clinton?  Bad news. 

The union's 1.4 million members could really help Obama pull in campaign cash and give him an even bigger edge over Clinton.  Obama beat the pants off Clinton in the Wisconsin and Hawaii primaries Tuesday night – giving him a 10th straight victory.

According to CNN's estimates, Obama has 1,319 delegates  to Clinton’s 1,250.  While she leads in the number of the so-called “super delegates,” he's leaving her in the dust when it comes to pledged delegates – those who represent votes.

Clinton is hoping she can break Obama's winning streak, and Wednesday she reiterated that it's OK to be inspired by the Illinois senator but said that  should vote for her if they want their dreams to come true.

“Without dreams, we can’t aspire to be great, but without action, we cannot turn those dreams into reality, Clinton said.

Obama fired back and told voters, “contrary to what she’s been saying, it’s not a choice between speeches and solutions. It’s a choice between a politics that offers more of the same divisions and distractions that didn’t work in South Carolina, and didn’t work in Wisconsin, and will not work in Texas.”

At this point, do you believe Clinton can stop Obama?  Should it be panic time for Camp Clinton?  Click “Discuss Now” to post your comment.

Written by BET-Staff


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