Reid Formally Endorses Obama

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) formally endorsed Barack Obama on Friday, calling the Illinois senator a "once in a generation" leader.

"Over the past 16 months, tens of millions of Americans from all walks of life have been inspired to support Barack Obama's historic campaign for president, and with good reason: He is a once-in-a-generation leader who connects with the hopes and dreams of the American people and will deliver the long-overdue change that our country desperately needs," Reid said.

While careful to praise fellow Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for her campaign, Reid just could not resist the urge to take a shot or two at presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

"It is obvious that John McCain will try to rewrite his record and divorce himself from the disastrous Bush-Cheney policies he supports. But his record is clear. John McCain has the wrong judgment and temperament to be president, and we cannot afford any more of the same mistakes that have weakened our country and made us less secure."