Kerrys' timing couldn't be better, taking the wind out of the sails of Hillary, after she took New Hampshire. I seriously doubt this timing was an accident.
Kerry did say that there were other candidates in the race whom he also had worked with and respected. "But I believe more than anyone else, Barack Obama can help our country turn the page and get America moving by uniting and ending the division we have faced," he said.
He also criticized Obama naysayers who claim that the Illinois senator lacks the experience to be president. "We are electing judgment and character, not years on this earth," said Kerry, who added that Obama, an opponent of the Iraq war, was "right about the war in Iraq from the beginning."
The response by John Edwards to word of the endorsement was at least diplomatic, "Our country and our party are stronger because of John's service, and I respect his decision. When we were running against each other and on the same ticket, John and I agreed on many issues."
Kerry backing Obama is nothing new, however. Obama was his choice for the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. Obama's performance in the national spotlight helped bring him to the attention of the public and I can see why. Barak Obama has what it takes to be president of the United States.