Co founder of Internet, Vint Cerf, and all 2008 US Nobel Laureates in Science endorse Obama
We've all been warned that Barack Obama has some suspicious friends. Well, you better add Vint Cerf, cofounder of the Internet and Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, and the 2008 Nobel laureates in Science to that list, because they just endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate.
In a YouTube video, Vint Cerf explains why he's voting for Barack Obama by pointing out the importance of net neutrality and why Obama's views on the subject are so important.
On the other hand, all of the 2008 Nobel Laureates in Science, as well as 62 other Nobel Laureates, decided to announce their endorsement of Obama via an open letter to the American people:
We have watched Senator Obama's approach to these issues with admiration. We especially
applaud his emphasis during the campaign on the power of science and technology to enhance
our nation's competitiveness. In particular, we support the measures he plans to take – through
new initiatives in education and training, expanded research funding, an unbiased process for
obtaining scientific advice, and an appropriate balance of basic and applied research – to meet
the nation's and the world's most urgent needs.
Senator Obama understands that Presidential leadership and federal investments in science and
technology are crucial elements in successful governance of the world's leading country. We
hope you will join us as we work together to ensure his election in November.
This is a very interesting turn of events which may push the Democratic candidate ahead of his opponent, John McCain, in the eyes of the public.