I don't know what the general perception of Newsmax.com is but I found this interesting article there about Illinois' senior senator speaking glowingly of the possibility of the junior senator running for President. How appropriate in light of Sen. Obama's name being thrown around as a possible contender for the presidency in 2008 and he's already got one endorsement. I post this article in its entirety.
Sen. Durbin Backs Barack Obama for PresidentI really would like to know what to make of this.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:24 a.m. EDT
Barack Obama is getting a push toward a presidential run from fellow Democratic senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Durbin said he's told Obama he should look "long and hard" at the possibility of running. The 44-year-old Obama has already said he won't run for president in 2008.
But Durbin says Obama brings something special to politics. He says Obama connects better with people than anyone he's ever seen. And Durbin adds that he thinks Obama has the potential to unite people from both Democratic and Republican regions of the country.
And, yes, Durbin also says he would endorse an Obama candidacy should he decide to run.
© 2006 Associated Press.