Death knell endorsements

Two have surfaced recently.

The first for the President:

President Obama has received a re-election endorsement he might not be crazy about.

It comes from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Medvedev told the Financial Times that efforts to improve U.S.-Russian relations may lose momentum under a new administration.

“If another person becomes U.S. president, then he may have another course,” Medvedev said.

Medvedev had some rather harsh things to say about Obama’s Republican opponents.

That should speak volumes.

As should this:

Hours after formally announcing his presidential bid, former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) won an endorsement from an unexpected source: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

At his weekly Capitol news conference, Reid was asked whether he thought the United States was ready for a Mormon president. Huntsman and his fellow rival for the 2012 GOP presidential nod, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, are both Mormon, as is Reid. A Gallup poll released Monday showed that 22 percent of Americans would not vote for a Mormon for president.

“I feel very comfortable that they’re not ready for – certainly they’re not ready for the former governor of Massachusetts,” Reid said. “Which says, in that race, if I had a choice, I’d favor Huntsman over Romney.”

I see little in Huntsman that excites me.  After the Harry Reid endorsement, I see much less.

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