COLUMBUS (TDB) -- With the primaries over and his gal Hillary finally out of the Democratic presidential race, Ohio's guv says that Barack Obama has his "wholehearted and and enthusiastic support" from today forward. Strickland comes late to the Barack bandwagon. He never deserted Clinton, his friend, until he was sure the New York senator was completely out of the race. The governor released his statement through the Ohio Democratic Party:
"Earlier today I talked with Sen. Hillary Clinton. I thanked her for her friendship and the strong effort she put forth in this historic campaign. I pledged wot work with her to unify the party and to make sure that Barack Obama wins the presidency. Ohioans have suffered as a result of the failed policies of the Bush Administration, including job loss as a result of rising fuel prices. Ohioans desperately want real, meaningful change. And I believe that Barack Obama will bring that change."