By HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press Writer
16 minutes agoDES MOINES, Iowa – Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a major political coup, captured the endorsement of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who recently abandoned his own presidential bid, officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
Vilsack and his wife, Christie, planned to make the endorsement on Monday when the New York senator will be in the state, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the planned formal statement next week.
Clinton spokesman Mark Daley would not confirm Vilsack’s endorsement, but did say the campaign had a major announcement planned for Monday in Des Moines.
The bold italic print just bamboozles me, How were they able to speak anonymously and at the same time be identified? Vilsack obviously isn’t the brightest crayon in the box….read on
Vilsack initially made the focus of his long-shot campaign a plan to end U.S dependence on foreign oil by promoting alternative energy sources.
“Energy security will revitalize rural America, re-establish our moral leadership on global warming and climate security, and eliminate our addiction to foreign oil,” Vilsack, a prominent proponent of ethanol, biodiesel and wind power, said at the time.
Later, Vilsack was among the more aggressive Democratic candidates in his call to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq, calling for Congress to cut off funding.
That’s it Tom, let’s not give the soldiers the necessary equipment to survive….hell let’s just re-institute the shock and awe method, bomb them all and for get they were even over there right? UN-AMERICAN. Tom should be now sent to Iraq, with no money, to serve out comunity service.Would you really want this guy backing your election? And he wonders why he ran out of campaign funds…