Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie Endorses Obama

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie endorsed Barack Obama today. Cownie has become a leader on the environment in promoting a green economy to combat global warming.

The real promise of Senator Obama’s presidency isn’t just the plans he’ll bring with him into the White House, it’s the visionary leadership he’ll demonstrate once he gets there. Barack Obama will put an end to the bitter partisanship that’s stopped us from making progress on the urgent challenge of global warming. He’ll tell the American people what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear. As President, he’ll restore America’s standing in the world and lead a global effort to meet this challenge once and for all.

Cownie was re-elected this year with 80% of the vote.

Cross posted at Century of the Common Iowan

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  • problem isn't "bitter partisanship"

    Who thinks partisanship is standing in the way of solving our environmental problems?

    The big problem is the influence of corporate lobbyists on Congress, even on a Democratically-controlled Congress.

    • It is partisanship

      It is partisanship because today’s political world is left and right. It is corporate and not corporate. If you are against corporate interests then you are a radical lefty. This is how it plays out in the media. Unfortunately, in the real world a vast majority believe corporate interests have too much power.