Friday, October 17, 2008

"The Strongest Candidate"

Today, the Chicago Tribune announced its endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for President of the United States.

This the first time in the long history of the paper that the Tribune has endorsed a Democratic nominee.

I have only one thing to say to the Chicago Tribune...

'Atta girl.

Here is their endorsement...

"However this election turns out, it will dramatically advance America's slow progress toward equality and inclusion. It took Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary courage in the Civil War to get us here. It took an epic battle to secure women the right to vote. It took the perseverance of the civil rights movement. Now we have an election in which we will choose the first African-American president . . . or the first female vice president.

"In recent weeks it has been easy to lose sight of this history in the making. Americans are focused on the greatest threat to the world economic system in 80 years. They feel a personal vulnerability the likes of which they haven't experienced since Sept. 11, 2001. It's a different kind of vulnerability. Unlike Sept. 11, the economic threat hasn't forged a common bond in this nation. It has fed anger, fear and mistrust.

"On Nov. 4 we're going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose.

"The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States."


Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

I *really* hope that Obama can win out against the RNC fraud machine and carry the day. We just can't have four years of leadership be a person who agrees with Bush 90% of the time.

Aaron said...

That was a FAB endorsement, too. I don't think any of the ones they wrote the last two elections sounded as glad. Even in 2000, when they weren't convinced Bush wasn't a 2004, they had to flip a coin--yes, flip a coin--to determine who would write Bush's endorsement.

I was pretty proud myself, when I read it.

Jackie said...

The Chitown Trib endorsed Obama? Well, I can't believe it. He's ahead in Florida, and putting other red states in his column, may get a Colin Powell endorsement Sunday, and now the our Trib? I am starting to believe this thing just might happen. OMG!

whimsical brainpan said...


And here's hoping my red state turns blue. It looks like it might!