(CNN) –Longtime West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller endorsed Barack Obama’s White House bid Friday, praising the Illinois senator for his initial opposition to the Iraq war.
"I am all too aware that the threats we face are unconventional," Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a statement. "They are sophisticated. They are constantly changing and adapting. And they are very serious. What matters most in the Oval Office is sound judgment and decisive action. It’s about getting it right on crucial national security questions the first time – and every time.”
News of the endorsement comes the same day both Democratic presidential campaigns are engaged in a heated back and forth over which candidate is best equipped to handle national security issues.
In the statement, Rockefeller also said he is supporting Obama because of his "commitment to rebuild America."
"I know Barack Obama will fight and win the battle for health care, good paying jobs, and energy security," Rockefeller wrote.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
I can't see myself voting for Hillary. She reminds me of the female bully in school who like to play tough but then wants to cry when folks stand up to her. It's either Barack or McCain. This woman is unstable and bi-polar. She lambasts others for the the same playbook plays she picks her audibles from. Can you imagine her telling other leaders "Shame on you, and then cry when the blast her back".
This is really good!! More and more people are giving more credibility to Sen Obama! This means that people are really starting to believe in change!! GOBAMA 08
Oh yes! This will make me vote Obama. Not!
I heard that clinton is trying out yet another campaign slogan:
I never would have voted for the war if I knew it was going to be so unpopular 6 years later.
Clinton's strategist should be fired!! Americans aren't stupid..
She's behind in Texas, Obama is gaining in Ohio, and all the endorsements are going Obama's way. I wonder how Clinton will spin this one? Maybe she'll reference SNL or simply say she 'expected this to happen'. Just because you expect it to happen, doesn't mean it didn't happen.
If it goes that far, I would expect Hillary to carry West Virginia regardless.
Just a few more days and the end will start ... although she will fight to stay tooth and nail.
That's right! 8 years at the WH is enough, it's time to let somebody else do the job too....
OBAMA IS THE MAN 4 THE WHITE HOUSE!
Who could have said it better? The Chairman's choice of words speak his knowledge of the nation's needs. I am impressed with his exact needs of the nation, in his choice of words.
TY.. Let more of them support Obama. Hillary will say and do anything to get elected. She is power hungry, divisive and secrative.
Hillary is done, she's goin on ego right now, she feels like she's being embarrased. She is.....lol
Obama wants to meet with all world leaders..even the enemy.iran,syria,..perhaps he will invite osama bin laden to the white house for a sleep over.how cute will that be.
wake up america !!
Yes, we can!
Its a vast left wing conspirasy I tell you!
I guess he is just another "Obamabot" who is under a dilusional spell right? I am sure someone will question Jay Rockefeller's experience...because Sentate Intelligence Committee does not qualify you to make a smart choice right? Come on people..quit attacking the supporters and attack the candidate...if you don't like Obama, fine..but don't question my intelligence as a supporter......
Thanks Senator! Great endorsement and good timing!
Is he another "superdelegate"?
But – ya Rockfeller- known for his philanthropy- must have meant well for the country.
Thank you Sen. Rockefeller for your strong endorsement for Sen. Barack Obama. We hope the other undecided-delegates will now step forward now and join you in the supporting of Sen. Obama for the next President of the United States. Again, thank you so much.
Rockefeller may praise the chicago senator for his initial opposition to the Iraq war when he was not the US senator but the questions is: what has done to stop this war since he came to the US senate.
Can you name one thing differently in the US senate that this anti-war senator from chicago than Iraq war supporters like Kerry, Dodd and Rockefeller?
Three thousands of our brave men and women have died in Iraq since Obama came to US senate. This senator from Chicago has no record of bravery in his DNA to stop this Iraq.
Please Weirdo-Bama supporters, you have plenty of other things to praise him on but not Iraq war.
Now that is a face of change if I ever saw one . . .wake up America learn about the real Obama at Trinity United Church of Christ.
Senator Rockefeller, if you were considering hiring an individual for the prestigious position of President of the U.S., would you review the individuals experience as vital towards your decision or would you base your decision on the indviduals rhetoric and ability to arose emotional support?.
The endorsements that Senator Obama is receiving are impressive, but at the end of the day the only thing that matters are the people who vote. Obama supports (like me) better not get complacent.
Go Obama!!! It's amazing how many endorsements Obama has been getting. Thanks to all the people who support the campaign!!! OBAMA 08!!