Saturday, October 18, 2008

An Historic Endorsement

Major newspaper endorsements for President have begun, and Barack Obama is getting most of them, including the Washington Post (which said that Obama has the potential to be a great President), San Francisco Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and many more.

But some endorsements say a little more than others. Like the L.A. Times, which hasn't endorsed anyone in decades, and has never endorsed a Democrat, before their endorsement of Barack Obama.

Still, they've been trumped by the Chicago Tribune--another newspaper that has never endorsed a Democrat before. And it's not just that they've been around longer, but the President they chose to name and link with Obama's name in their endorsement:

He has risen with his honor, grace and civility intact. He has the intelligence to understand the grave economic and national security risks that face us, to listen to good advice and make careful decisions.

When Obama said at the 2004 Democratic Convention that we weren't a nation of red states and blue states, he spoke of union the way Abraham Lincoln did.

It may have seemed audacious for Obama to start his campaign in Springfield, invoking Lincoln. We think, given the opportunity to hold this nation's most powerful office, he will prove it wasn't so audacious after all. We are proud to add Barack Obama's name to Lincoln's in the list of people the Tribune has endorsed for president of the United States."

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