Craig Newmark, the man behind Craig's List, has kicked the MSM's butt the past few years in classified sales and social networking, so the Obama folks have to hope his winning streak continues. He has now endorsed Obama, and even co-hosted a New York fundraiser, explaining on his blog, "There are lots of good Democratic candidates, but when you run most of their proposals through the sausage factory, not much differentiation. Barack offers something different in a big way."
Newmark recently said, "I figure we really need a guy who knows right from wrong, and who can remind the world that we're the good guys." Now he explains, "I'm not an American 'exceptionalist'; I'm a customer service rep, and have spoken with thousands of people in the US and overseas. Everyone wants Americans to be the good guys again. We need someone who can credibly remind and lead us back into good guy-ness, in terms of of our actions and how we're perceived everywhere. Leadership means that you need to be able to bring out the best in people.
"Barack's the guy to do that."
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Who Needs A Key Newspaper Endorsement? Craig of Craig's List Backs Obama
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