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Friday, October 24, 2008

THE NY TIMES ENDORSES OBAMA

The title links to the full endorsement.

Mr. Obama has met challenge after challenge, growing as a leader and putting real flesh on his early promises of hope and change. He has shown a cool head and sound judgment. We believe he has the will and the ability to forge the broad political consensus that is essential to finding solutions to this nation’s problems.

In the same time, Senator John McCain of Arizona has retreated farther and farther to the fringe of American politics, running a campaign on partisan division, class warfare and even hints of racism. His policies and worldview are mired in the past. His choice of a running mate so evidently unfit for the office was a final act of opportunism and bad judgment that eclipsed the accomplishments of 26 years in Congress.

Given the particularly ugly nature of Mr. McCain’s campaign, the urge to choose on the basis of raw emotion is strong. But there is a greater value in looking closely at the facts of life in America today and at the prescriptions the candidates offer. The differences are profound.

Mr. McCain offers more of the Republican every-man-for-himself ideology, now lying in shards on Wall Street and in Americans’ bank accounts. Mr. Obama has another vision of government’s role and responsibilities.

In his convention speech in Denver, Mr. Obama said, “Government cannot solve all our problems, but what it should do is that which we cannot do for ourselves: protect us from harm and provide every child a decent education; keep our water clean and our toys safe; invest in new schools and new roads and new science and technology.”

Since the financial crisis, he has correctly identified the abject failure of government regulation that has brought the markets to the brink of collapse.


6 comments:

Dan Lurvey said...

Former ASA David Stern passed this evening after a long and very brave battle with cancer. God bless him.

Anonymous said...

The New York Times.....AKA....
The Obama Daily Reader....

Anonymous said...

This country is full of fools who neglect to look at history while hoping onto an uncertain future.

Anonymous said...

The fact that you are citing to the New Yuck Times as some sort of neutral, non-partisan publication interested in fairness and truth is an indication of how myopic you are with respect to this election. Obama is the epitome of an empty suit, full of nothing but empty rhetoric. He has never done ANYTHING that qualifies him for president. He has never reached across the aisle (McCain has - McCain/Feingold, McCain Kennedy, McCain Lieberman). He has never taken on his own party. (Palin confronted the entrenched Republican Party in Alaska.) Why can he be trusted? He is nothing but excuses (I didnt know about Ayers, I never heard the sermons from my mentor Rev. Wright, blah blah blah.) He is a dangerous, Utopian socialist. (Pardon the redundancy.) Here is a list of all the places socialism has worked.... Oh wait, it never has. Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi with absolute control and a veto proof majority? God help us. We are doomed.

Anonymous said...

Old Media rules!

Anonymous said...

Yea, old media rules. Right up there with dinosaurs, horse drawn buggies, Commodore 64 computers, and marxist-socialist policies of the Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Democratic Party.

http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/28/newspapers-circulation-advertising-biz-media-cx_lh_0428newspapers.html

http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-lauren-rich-fine-on-newspaper-circulation/