Kucinich Endorses Obama, for Iowa only:

Kucinich said Tuesday that he would like his supporters to back Obama in places where they are not in large enough numbers to be viable. (Iowa Democratic Party rules require that a candidate receive support from 15 percent of caucus participants — sometimes more — to be deemed viable.)

“I hope Iowans will caucus for me as their first choice,” Kucinich said in a statement. “But in those caucus locations where my support doesn’t reach the necessary threshold, I strongly encourage all of my supporters to make Barack Obama their second choice. Sen. Obama and I have one thing in common: Change.”

Yeah, I’m not really sure what that last sentence means either, other than possibly (probably?) a shot at Edwards. But I do think I know why Kucinich is backing Obama, since I’m not sure they like each other that much.

Remember when Clinton and Edwards wanted to exclude the other candidates from debates?

DETROIT (AP) — Democrats John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton consider themselves among the top presidential candidates.

They were caught by Fox News microphones discussing their desire to limit future joint appearances to exclude some lower rivals after a forum in Detroit Thursday.

Kucinich was pissed.

It is a “conspiracy to rig the presidential election,” says angered Democratic presidential contender and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), after hearing a verbal exchange between Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) suggesting that future debates should include fewer candidates.

Says Kucinich, “[I]n a democracy people get exposed to ideas and they make the decision for themselves.”

Obama wasn’t in that conversation. I’m not even sure if this endorsement will help or hurt him in any substantive way, I just doubt that it’s very meaningful in the first place. I think Kucinich probably just really doesn’t like Edwards and Clinton right now.

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