Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, Philip W. Johnston, who served in the Clinton administration, declared his support for Barack Obama yesterday. That’s big news, not only because it is yet another Democratic Party leader in support of Obama, but it shows that many of the leaders have no problem leaving Hillary in support of Barack. For someone like him, who was in close connection with the Clinton family, it’s one more way one could question Hillary’s authority to tell Obama, “it’s not his time yet.”
By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff |
Philip W. Johnston, the Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman who served in the Clinton administration, declared his support yesterday for Senator Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton’s top rival for the party’s presidential nomination.
Calling Obama “the future of our party,” Johnston also said the first-term Illinois Democrat’s strong opposition to the war in Iraq was an important factor in his decision. Johnston, who met with Obama last week in Washington, said he will join the candidate’s national finance committee and offer advice on healthcare…