Gore: 'We Need Change'

Ex-veep, Mich. governor endorse Obama in crucial Detroit
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2008 5:48 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, waves with former Vice President Al Gore at the Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit, Monday, June 16, 2008.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Al Gore endorsed Barack Obama for president at a Detroit rally last night, saying the 2008 election “matters more than ever before,” the Detroit Free Press reports. “After 8 years of lost jobs, we need change,” the former Democratic nominee said. “After 8 years of the worst, most serious foreign policy mistakes, we need change.”

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm introduced Gore and Obama. “Since George Bush became president, Michigan has lost 400,000 manufacturing jobs,” she said. “We’re not here just to be mad. We’re here tonight to get even.” Granholm, a former Clinton supporter, also gave a nod to the New York senator. “These high heels have carried a lot of weight for first women everywhere,” she said, waving her shoe in the air.