Former Navajo Nation President (R) Endorses Obama

Former Navajo Nation President Peter MacDonald has endorsed Barack Obama.

The Navajo Nation’s highest-profile Republican is crossing party lines this year, unless the McCain-Palin ticket can convince him it has Native Americans at heart.

“I think the Navajos’ only choice is to go with the Democratic ticket,” former Navajo Nation President Peter MacDonald said in a telephone interview.

MacDonald said he’s been a Republican for years, but he doesn’t see any significant changes for the Navajo Nation if Republican Presidential nominee John McCain is elected.


Current Navajo Nation President Shirley has already endorsed Obama.

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About Neeta Lind

Neeta Lind is a tribally enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. In 2006, she founded Native American Netroots, an online forum for the discussion of political, social and economic issues affecting the indigenous peoples of the United States, including their lack of political representation, economic deprivation, health care issues, and the on-going struggle for preservation of identity and cultural history. Neeta has led the Native American Caucus at Netroots Nation for six years. Her blogging at Daily Kos in 2010 caught the attention of Keith Olbermann, who focused two segments of MSNBC's “Countdown” on the winter ice storm disaster in South Dakota that devastated the Lakota reservations. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised to help these tribes as a result. She is co-editor of the Daily Kos series “First Nations News & Views.” Neeta, who blogs under the moniker "navajo" also organizes regional in-person Daily Kos events to facilitate future political actions throughout the nation. She is an Urban Indian living the San Francisco Bay Area.