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McClellan endorses Barack Obama

This just in: Scott McClellan, President Bush’s former press secretary, announced Thursday that he is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

McClellan is the second former Bush administration official this week to come out in support of the Democratic presidential candidate. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell announced his endorsement last weekend.

McClellan’s news, which he shared during a taping of comedian D.L. Hughley’s new show on CNN, doesn’t come as a huge surprise. McClellan, after all, drew ire from Republicans earlier this year when he published a tell-all book about his time in White House. The book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” was highly critical of Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq, which McClellan called “a serious strategic blunder.”

The former aide told Hughley he planned to vote for Obama because he is the candidate most likely to change Washington.

Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama for President

On NBC’s Meet The Press, General Colin Powell announced his support for Barack Obama. October 19, 2008.

Dobson taking a lesser-of-two-evils

Conservative Christian leader James Dobson has change his stance against Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, saying he could reverse his position and endorse the Arizona senator.

Dobson said in the statement to the AP

On his new position:
“If that is a flip-flop, then so be it.”

On Barack Obama:
“Barack Obama contradicts and threatens everything I believe about the institution of the family and what is best for the nation. His radical positions on life, marriage and national security force me to reevaluate the candidacy of our only other choice, John McCain.”

“I never thought I would hear myself saying this,” Dobson said in a radio broadcast to air Monday. “… While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might.”

(VIDEO) John Edwards Endorsing Obama

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards endorsed Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan.