And for all the right reasons.
Besse and Obama have been simpatico since 2003 when both stood in public opposition, each in his own state, to the Bush administration's War in Iraq.
Dan was the author and sponsor of the North Carolina Democratic Party's resolution opposing the war. The NC state party was the first in the nation to issue such a resolution.
Now, Dan becomes one of the first Democratic candidates for state office to endorse Senator Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Besse and Obama: preemptively courageous!