Ed Koch has made it official. He’s endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. He’s also endorsing Barack Obama for vice president, sort of.
Here’s how he begins a column he emailed to readers just now:
I predict the Democratic ticket will ultimately be headed by Hillary, with Barack Obama as her vice presidential nominee. Some political commentators say that America is not ready to elect a ticket headed by a woman with a black running mate. Many say that one or the other would be acceptable, but not both.
But Koch quickly goes on to take issue, strongly, with Obama’s explanation for wearing an American flag pin for only a brief period of time immediately after 9/11.