Friday, September 15, 2006

What is Hynes' motivation? Might he want to replace Obama?

We agree that Senator Obama would make an excellent candidate, however we must question what motivated Comptroller Hynes to call a press conference to encourage them to run.

Hynes to Obama: Run for president
Comptroller: Senator 'can heal our nation'


Published Friday, September 15, 2006

CHICAGO - In a highly unusual move, state Comptroller Daniel Hynes Thursday urged U.S. Sen. Barack Obama to run for the presidency in 2008.

At a news conference Hynes called Obama the "man for these times," "awe-inspiring" and a "phenomenon" and said he hopes to spark a national movement to encourage the freshman senator to announce his candidacy.

"He can heal our nation," said Hynes of Obama, who defeated him in the Senate primary in 2004.

Hynes, who is seeking re-election for comptroller in November, is expected to easily defeat Republican Carole Pankau and Green Party candidate Alicia Snyder.

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