An excerpt of Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak’s contribution to a compilation of reactions by Susan Albright. The full article with comments by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Peter Bell (R-MN and chair of the Metro Council,) and others is available, of course, but as the first big city mayor to endorse Obama’s run for the Democratic nomination, Rybak’s unique perspective encompasses a broad arc of challenges getting Obama’s message out in Minnesota and surrounding states.
“When we faced one of the toughest moments in our generation, a remarkable man and a remarkable campaign turned a mirror onto the American people and we saw our better selves.”
Minneapolis Mayor Raymond Thomas “RT” Rybak