Barack And Me

Filmmaker and progressive activist Michael Moore today announced his support for Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. Noting that his vote as a Michigan resident does not count in the process, Moore asks Pennsylvania Democrats to support Obama over Hillary Clinton.

Moore writes on his Web site that he initially was happy to support any Democratic candidate in the general election, adding that many people felt the same way. "I know so many people who don't care if the name under the Big 'D' is Dancer, Prancer, Clinton or Blitzen," he writes. "It can be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Barry Obama or the Dalai Lama."

But that all changed during last week's debate. "Over the past two months, the actions and words of Hillary Clinton have gone from being merely disappointing to downright disgusting," Moore writes. "I guess the debate last week was the final straw. I've watched Senator Clinton and her husband play this game of appealing to the worst side of white people, but last Wednesday, when she hurled the name 'Farrakhan' out of nowhere, well that's when the silly season came to an early end for me. She said the "F" word to scare white people, pure and simple."

Of Clinton, Moore says she has lost her chance of becoming president. "You cast your die when you voted to start this bloody war. When you did that you were like Moses who lost it for a moment and, because of that, was prohibited from entering the Promised Land."