Hillary and Obama are neck and neck in the presidential primary race, with sides lining up for the big showdown on Super Tuesday.
Now a pair of Oprah’s favorite writers are divided too.
Author Toni Morrison, who called Bill Clinton “the first black president,” has lined up with Obama according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Poet Maya Angelou has come out for Hillary.
In Georgia, the Hillary Clinton campaign is set to go up with this radio ad featuring Angelou, entitled “My Girl,” along with this one by Magic Johnson.
Says Angelou: “As a child, Hillary Clinton was taught that all God’s children are equal, so as a mother she understood that her child wasn’t safe unless all children were safe.
“I know what kind of president Hillary Clinton will be because I know who she is. Hillary Clinton has always been a strong woman and a passionate protector of families. For 35 years, that’s exactly what she has been doing.
“Each generation of African Americans stands on the shoulders of those who came before. Today, the challenges facing us threaten the dreams we have had for our children. We need a president with the experience and strength to meet those challenges.
“I am inspired by Hillary Clinton’s commitment and courage — a daughter, a wife, a mother — my girl.”
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