Ted Sorensen Backs Barack Obama

Former John F. Kennedy speechwriter and special counsel, Ted Sorensen last night endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for President.

Sorensen was speaking at a closed door $1000 a head fundraiser for Obama yesterday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. He compared Obama's campaign to that of JFK's.

Sorensen said that “They say he’s too young, he’s too inexperienced, his demographic is wrong to get elected. They’ve decided in Washington that he doesn’t have a chance. But the campaign isn’t going on in Washington. The campaign is going on in the grassroots.”

Barack held two functions last night - the open function was attended by over 1500 people, at $100 a head each. And the guests also had the honor of listening to Barack's wife, Michelle Obama give a speech.

Michelle Obama said yesterday also that Barack is the real deal, that he "...is really exactly who he says he is. You know, there's no hidden agenda to this guy. He is decent, he is sincere, he is authentic, he isn't manufactured."