Saturday, October 18, 2008

Avalanche

Endorsements from major newspapers are rolling in for Obama. One day earlier this week he received 15 to MacCain's 0. My favorite thusfar? This one [emphasis mine]:
Many Americans say they're uneasy about Obama. He's pretty new to them. We can provide some assurance. We have known Obama since he entered politics a dozen years ago. We have watched him, worked with him, argued with him as he rose from an effective state senator to an inspiring U.S. senator to the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

We have tremendous confidence in his intellectual rigor, his moral compass and his ability to make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions. He is ready.

What's so great about that one? It's the Chicago Tribune—a conservative paper that has NEVER in its 160-year history endorsed a Democrat for President.

6 comments:

Toast said...

That's outstanding. And I was shocked that the WaPo endorsed him. They're practically the official media organ of the Neocons.

Mike said...

Wow.

I'm speechless.

Bob said...

The Chicago Tribune - isn't the owner or CEO a member of the same board that Obama served on with Ayres.

Maybe McCain struck a nerve. woops.

DED said...

Colin Powell endorsed him today.

Of course, McCain's camp responded by saying that he had the endorsement of 4 former Sec of State (Kissinger, Eagleburger, Baker, and Haig).

Mr Furious said...

And the winger talk radio is already saying Powell's choice was strictly race-based...

rightsaidfred said...

>>>>he rose from an effective state senator to an inspiring U.S. senator to the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

His state senate career is famous for avoiding votes. He was doing US senate work for, what, 140 days? That we pin our hopes on something so flimsy speaks more to human nature than Barack Obama.