Is this a plus?
9:00 a.m. Kerry is endorsing Obama, further lending credence to the fact that there's no love lost between he and Edwards.
But seriously, I'm not sure a thumbs up from Kerry, who still bears the aura of defeat, is going to inspire too many voters.
I've never really understood why endorsements are so prominently reported and covetted and considered big triumphs when I don't see how they bring in any appreciable number of votes to speak of. (unless of course it's a group with many voting members, such as unions, etc. but even then, their numbers are usually a drop in the bucket in the scheme of things.)
This paragraph provided a partial explaination...
While congressional endorsements do not necessarily translate into votes from the rank-and-file, they do indicate how the Democratic establishment views the race. The fact that both Obama and Clinton are racking up high-level endorsements from lawmakers and unions indicates the fierce competitiveness of the battle for the nomination.