Washington politicians who wanted to join Obama administration should have endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2008
Or so it seems.
Leading up to Washington’s presidential primary in 2008, Hillary Clinton was making a hard push for endorsements from the state’s leading politicians. That was considered the safe move as Barack Obama, though leading, was still the underdog for the Democratic nomination.
Winning these big-name endorsements had more than nominal effect. Most were also super delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
At the time it was considered pretty brave to stand up with Obama instead of Clinton. But that’s what Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire did at a Feb. 8 rally in a packed Key Arena. Also on …