We've made it known that we feel celebrity and athlete endorsements do little to help promote a healthy democracy. The subjects paraded around insult voters' intelligence, yet the public somehow puts stock in them.
We noted that Obama's call to Greg Oden should be viewed as more a plow for O to score points with Ohio voters than to give actual rationale to vote for the candidate.
That said, at least Oden is a "name," particularly in the key primary Buckeye State. It's smart.
Not to be outdone, Sen. Clinton, in the week Ohio hosted the 20th annual Arnold Sports Festival and the state’s high school wrestling championships, was endorsed by middleweight champ, Youngstown's Kelly (the Ghost) Pavlik.
Well, let it be said that Senator Clinton has snagged her own fit local champion. Kelly (the Ghost) Pavlik, a native of Youngstown who is the middleweight boxing champion, endorsed her in Youngstown today. He was named “Fighter of the Year’’ in 2007 by Sports Illustrated, something Senator Clinton alluded to in her statement: “The people of Youngstown need a president who will fight for them as hard as Kelly Pavlik does, to jump start the economy, to create the good, high-paying jobs of the future and to rebuilding the middle class.’’
Put him in a back alley with McCain's Stallone and Hucakbee's Chuck Norris endorsements and you got yourself a real slobber-knocker.