Lost in the Powell endorsement media furor is the news from last week that Obama scored another important endorsement: The Chicago Tribune.  Yes, a dead-tree media institution of a decidedly conservative bent, this venerable 161 year old newspaper has endorsed Barack Obama for President.  They were also strong supporters of another gangly inexperienced state Senator from IL by the name of Abraham Lincoln.  This is their first ever endorsement of a Democratic candidate for President. 

Worth a read.

14 Responses to “Endorsements”

  1. knarlyknight Says:

    Of slightly less significance is the St. Louis Today endorsement.


    shcb, they also think that Obama has simply appeared more presidential.

    [blah blah blah] …
    In a word, Mr. Obama has been presidential.

  2. knarlyknight Says:

    For the record, shcb, “presidential” relates much to the dealing with problems in a mature and balanced manner that builds on successes and minimizes flaws.

    You know, the opposite to the Rebublican approach we’ve grown accustomerd to over the past 8 years and the opposite of the approach McCain usually takes. For example, take his inflamatory and hate inciting statements about ACORN at the presidential debate that have let loose the mobs with pitch forks: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/hate-you-can-believe-acorn-deluged-threatening-and-racist-voicemails-and-emails

  3. enkidu Says:

    Obama has 115 newspaper endorsements to McCain’s 40
    not quite 3:1

    additional data point: 26 newspaper that endorsed bush in 2004 endorsed Obama in 2008

    comparative datapoint: in 2004 election, John Kerry had 215 endorsements to George Bush’s 205
    not quite 1:1


  4. knarlyknight Says:

    Nice article on VP candidate Sarah Palin:

  5. knarlyknight Says:

    ny times have endorsed Obama and DAMNED McCain & Bush www . nytimes.com/2008/10/24/opinion/24fri1.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1&em

  6. enkidu Says:

    ouch – this one’s gotta sting

    Conservative legal scholar and Reagan Solicitor General Charles Fried, who just endorsed Obama, isn’t just a Republican. He’s actually one of McCain’s campaign advisors.


    oh and in other news that fat chick in Pittsburg who claimed a 200lb 6’4″ black man robbed her and carved a “B” into her cheek after seeing she was a McCain supporter has confessed that she made it up (not sure about the robbery, but the poli-hate crime thing). Key evidence? She wrote the B backwards on her cheek – too stupid to realize how a mirror works.

  7. NorthernLite Says:

    I now realize why Palin/McCain don’t have any fresh policy ideas, they pay Palin’s stylist more than her foreign policy advisor!

    Turns out Ms. Average-Joe-Six-Pack-the-Plumber-Hockey-Mom is a pretty high maintenance biatch.

    The pitbul wears Prada.

  8. enkidu Says:


    watch thru the end – last line made me LOL

  9. enkidu Says:

    wow – the Rs have even lost Francis Fukuyama
    he’s no lilly livered lib


  10. enkidu Says:


    founded in 1869, Nature magazine hasn’t ever endorsed a candidate for President

    This journal does not have a vote, and does not claim any particular standing from which to instruct those who do. But if it did, it would cast its vote for Barack Obama.

  11. enkidu Says:

    Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria this week he intends to vote for Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.

  12. enkidu Says:


    The Democratic ticket has an even more impressive lead when it comes to college newspapers — 63 to 1, according to UWIRE’s Presidential Endorsement Scorecard.

    Thats a sight better than the greater than 2:1 advantage Obama has in regular newspaper endorsements.

  13. enkidu Says:


    the double endorsement: Cheney and Al Queda!
    McCain campaign you stay classy!

  14. enkidu Says:

    LOL, Cheney may have endorsed McCain, but Cheney’s home town newspaper just endorsed Obama


    Cheney and AlQaida endorsed McCain
    birds of a feather…

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