Why is it that these politicians feel they have to endorse a candidate after they've already won the nomination for their party? I don't understand this. Is it to sway the people? To convince members of the party (possibly both parties, and/or undecided voters) to get on board and support their candidate? Aren't the people capable of thinking for themselves? I think this is the problem in America. Joe Schmo feels that since every other high profile politician has endorsed the Democratic/Republican candidate, then he too, must endorse him, by voting for that candidate. It's a crock of shit in my opinion. Endorsements shouldn't be allowed. Let the American citizens decide for themselves on who to vote for. This is how we got George Bush for christ sake.