Reich, Nunn, Boren Endorse Obama

Bill Clinton's former labor chief blasts Hillary's ads
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 1:49 PM CDT
Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, right, speaks in Moscow in this 2007 file photo.    (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama today picked up endorsements from three Democratic Party bigwigs: Robert Reich, a longtime Clinton friend and ex-Labor Secretary, and two ex-senators with foreign policy clout—Sam Nunn of Georgia and David Boren of Oklahoma. Reich said he decided to endorse because he was "appalled" by Hillary Clinton's negative ads in the wake of Obama's comments about low-income voters, New York reports.

"Those ads are nothing but Republicanism," he said. Boren and Nunn, meanwhile, said in a joint statement that "we need a president who has the temperament of a leader—a sharp, incisive, strategic mind, a rare capacity for self criticism, and a willingness to hear contrary points of view." Both will serve as foreign policy advisers, the Boston Globe notes.