Obama Wins Endorsement From Unlikely Newspapers

Barack Obama has won endorsements from two unlikely newspapers: the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

While the Tribune is the largest daily in Obama's hometown, the publication hasn't backed a Democrat in its 161-year history. And the Times hasn't endorsed a presidential candidate since 1972, when
it backed President Nixon's re-election.

The Tribune says the country needs a president who can lead it through a "perilous time" and restore "a common sense of
national purpose." The editorial board says Obama is the best candidate to do that.

The Times says John McCain's campaign has left the candidate
"nearly unrecognizable" and says his selection of Alaska Gov.
Sarah Palin for running mate was "irresponsible."


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  • by AL Location: Greene Co on Oct 20, 2008 at 11:51 PM
    IF HE WINS HE will have bought it with all his money he got from the radicals he supports!!MC Cain Palin 08!!! Hey democrats at least our man has the guts to stand up for America and not cower to terrorist and be a part of something our men and women are fighting against.How come he is associated with terrorist and radicals that hate the US?? How come he is sooo into hating white men and women when his mama was white?? HE IS A SOCIALIST! And ladies and gentelmen this means later on Communist! The Russians are having a ball as well as the Islamic radicals who want to kill us all! He is gonna turn against us all and get us all killed. The economy and recession we are in is not Bush's fault have you looked at Pelosi and the left wing democrat's who voted for more taxes and more spending?? We were steady and making money till 2006 when it became a democratic congress and house . It is not the one man democratic nor republican . It is Congress and the senate! Checks and Balances! My friend
  • by BBQ Lover Location: Greenville on Oct 20, 2008 at 11:39 PM
    Right on to Boots and Mamma for Obama! I'm voting for Obama; this country can't take 4 years of MCcain/MCbush. I'm voting early this week! Go Obama/Biden!!
  • by ??? Location: NC on Oct 20, 2008 at 10:53 PM
    the media and I include them ALL will say and do anything to get NObama elected. What ever will they do when the guy make them report only what he wants them to report?? Have they ever thought of that? You know they say history repeats itself. Another Hitler on the rise perhaps???
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Oct 20, 2008 at 04:05 PM
    extra EXTRA hot off the press.....OBAMA next President!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 20, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    Sorry, very much a registered democrat and as I told you before would have voted for Hillary. I am not influenced by Boots or republicans, I am influenced by God and Country and what is best for all. I didn't buy into a guy, with no experience, questionable background and ties to terrorists in this country. He should come back when he cleans himself up and has a little experience in government. For crying out loud, Palin is more experienced, not because I say do but because it is a simple fact. Which flavor of Snake Oil do you use, black cherry? I know you like that koolaid flavor....
  • by Boots on Oct 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM
    Speak louder republicans I can't hear you.
  • by Boots on Oct 20, 2008 at 11:11 AM
    Speak louder republicans I can't hear you.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 20, 2008 at 09:56 AM
    Boots, I think you need to get your facts straight before posting. You democrats are running both houses right now, Bush has no control over them and reversing what the houses have done will not happen easily without new members. Learn about government and understand that party rhetoric doesn't hack it, facts do. One fact remains, Obama doesn't tell the truth and changes his position everyday. I am sure your savior will help you....right.
  • by Brad Location: Greenville on Oct 20, 2008 at 09:48 AM
    Boots, Here are some more FACTS for you. Franklin Raines-CEO Fannie Mae-received $240 million; Tim Holland-CFO Fannie Mae; Jim Johnson-CEO Fannie Mae-$28 million recieved. These individuals were directly related to the current financial disaster. Guess who their working for now; you got it, obama. What's your take on these FACTS regarding obama? And since you say your vote is more important than the southern vote(I can only conclude you think you're more important than the rest of us southerners), why don't you enlighten us as to why the facts don't matter and should not affect our decision about obama.
  • by TW Location: Greenville on Oct 20, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    Regarding Senator Obama's education; 1969 - 1971 (age 8-11) Obama attended two schools in Jakarta. One was the Basuki school for two years (age 8-9). This is a public school that does not focus on religion. There are Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, also Confucian. It's a mixed school. He also attended a Catholic school for two years. I fail to see how this background has prepared him to be the Muslim terrorist. I have seen many slanderous accusations that appear to come from a few sources while many other credible sources debunk these myths for what they are: Bunk
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