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Is the NEA Ready to Endorse Obama?

By Michele McNeil — May 27, 2008 1 min read
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Read union watchdog Mike Antonucci’s post here, in which he reveals that the National Education Association’s PAC Council approved a “conditional” endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama.

You can’t really get more conditional than the NEA’s conditions. They’re endorsing Obama only if he captures the required number of delegates to win, or if Sen. Hillary Clinton drops out of the race. They don’t even appear to be endorsing for the general election, just for the Democratic primary! In other words, they’ll endorse Obama only when he’s the last Democrat standing. Wow. That’s really going out on a limb.

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