Nice to see Joe Andrew step up:

WASHINGTON – A leader of the Democratic Party under Bill Clinton has switched his allegiance to Barack Obama and is encouraging fellow Democrats to “heal the rift in our party” and unite behind the Illinois senator.

Joe Andrew, who was Democratic National Committee chairman from 1999-2001, planned a news conference Thursday in his hometown of Indianapolis to urge other Hoosiers to support Obama in Tuesday’s primary, perhaps the most important contest left in the White House race. He also has written a lengthy letter explaining his decision that he plans to send to other superdelegates.

“I am convinced that the primary process has devolved to the point that it’s now bad for the Democratic Party,” Andrew said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Joe says what I’ve been saying for a while (despite the arguments of the Clintonites):

“a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to continue this process, and a vote to continue this process is a vote that assists (Republican) John McCain.”

Good on ya Joe! Now, calling all non-cowardly super-delegates! We’re beyond toughening up our candidates. We’re into shoot self in foot mode. Joe knows this. Andrews specifically cites Obama’s principled stand to oppose the silly gas tax holiday and his handling of the Jeremiah Wright guilt by association clap trap.