Video of endorsement.


In case you’re wondering what this means on the wider front, it signals that
some are starting to really believe Obama cannot close the deal.

"It’s an incredibly strong endorsement because Easley is popular
among the blue collar ‘Bubba’ voters who are Democrats," said David "Mudcat"
Saunders, a Democratic consultant who advised former North Carolina Sen. John
Edwards and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner on winning rural voters.

Easley had endorsed Edwards for president, but again became a heavily sought
superdelegate once Edwards bowed out of the race.

"He’s clean in the culture. Easley’s wrecked the Charlotte Motor Speedway
doing 150 miles per hour, and Bubba likes that," said Saunders, referring
to NASCAR fan Easley’s 2003 race car crash. “He’s a hunter. He’s
a strong Second Amendment guy. He gives her great cultural validation in the
state of North Carolina." … ..

New Clinton
supporter is a potent symbol

Now I’ve been very critical of Mudcat Saunders, but few know the "Bubba"
voters better.

Huge symbol in so many ways. A very big boost for Clinton.