Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stunner: More Liberal Newspapers Endorse Obama Than McCain

These pinheads at Editor and Publisher are kvelling over the fact that more of the liberal editorial pages around the nation are endorsing The Messiah over John McCain. As evidence of some great surge they point to the fact that four years ago it was more balanced between George W. Bush and John Kerry, conveniently forgetting Bush was an incumbent with a track record and we were at the height of the Iraq war.

Naturally, they cite a paper where the editors are frightened by Sarah Palin.
The Obama-Biden ticket maintains its strong lead in the race for newspaper endorsements, picking up 17 more papers in the past day, including the giant Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune on Friday afternoon, and the Denver Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Salt Lake Tribune, Kansas City Star, Southwest News-Herald (Ill.) and Chicago Sun-Times tonight.

This brings his lead over McCain-Palin by this measure to well over 3-1, at 58-16, including most of the major papers that have decided so far. In contrast, John Kerry barely edged George W. Bush in endorsements in 2004, by about 220 to 205.

The readership of the 53 newspapers backing Obama now stands at well over 7 million. He gained two biggies yesterday in The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle, and today picked up the Modesto Bee in addition to the larger papers.

The Columbian in Washington was an unexpected win for Obama, since the newspaper endorsed President Bush in the 2004 election. The Salt Lake Tribune also backed Bush. Obama has now picked up at least 10 "flip-flops" of this type, McCain none.

The Kansas City Star declared: "Despite his age and previous health problems, McCain chose a vice presidential candidate who is so clearly unqualified for high office that the thought of her stepping into the presidency is frightening. That irresponsible decision casts serious doubt on McCain’s judgment at this point in his political career. And over the past eight years, Americans have come to know, all too well, the high price of carelessness and ineptitude in the White House."
Not to mention the ineptitude of newspaper around the nation that are going belly-up.

Seriously, is there anyone on the planet who cares about these endorsements or is even mildly surprised the LA Times and Washington Post endorsed Obama?


Update: Jim Treacher wonders why McCain hasn't conceded yet.

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