Ellison, Not You Too. . .
Here we are, literally 22 months before the election, and new Congressman Keith Ellison is already doubling down on his favorite horse:
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said on Tuesday that he is backing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in his campaign for president. "Not because he's black," said Ellison, who is black. "That's identity politics. I reject identity politics.
"He speaks with a unifying spirit," Ellison said.
Speaking to a Black History Month lunch-hour event for about 100 employees at Star Tribune headquarters in Minneapolis, Ellison said he supports Obama's message of an open and fair economy, a balanced prosperity and clear opposition to the war in Iraq.
Well, at least he can certainly do a lot worse than Barack Obama.