Reverend Al Sharpton

endorsed Senator John Kerry's bid to be the Democratic nominee for president yesterday. However, Sharpton is not dropping out of the presidential race because he still plans to spread his platform, if not campaign aggressively:

I intend to continue my campaign to keep the issues of an urban forward by elected delegates and by appealing to other delegates to deal with things like the situations and conditions of our schools, health care, the problems in terms of policing, and the problems in terms of our urban centers.

Gothamist likes Sharpton's attitude, because minority issues are integrated into a lot of policies (it usually becomes a third tier issue). Sharpton's revised campaign plans are also related to potential time constraints - he said he plans to "be on TV this summer," either on a talk or reality show. Which only made us wonder if Sharpton asked Kerry to be his first guest or his lifeline.