The Washington Post Endorses Barack Obama for President of the United States

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    Oct 17, 2008 3:22 AM GMT


    This is a wonderful article that clearly provides sensible understanding and reasoning why Barack Obama MUST be the next President of the United States.

    Please give it a read:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/16/AR2008101603436.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

    Obama-Biden 2008

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    Oct 17, 2008 1:59 PM GMT


    Great article even tempered. Listed the pros and cons of both Sen. McCain and Obama. WOW!
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    Oct 17, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    Wow. That was surprisingly balanced from the WaPo. And yet, definitively makes the case for Obama as POTUS. The last couple of paragraphs even made me slightly...hopeful.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 17, 2008 3:30 PM GMT
    But Mr. Obama's temperament is unlike anything we've seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points of view. He has inspired millions of voters of diverse ages and races, no small thing in our often divided and cynical country. We think he is the right man for a perilous moment.


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    Oct 17, 2008 3:58 PM GMT
    Wait a second.... This just in, Barack Obama is now also endorsed by Fox News and.... John McCain. That is right folks, John McCain has now endorsed Obama for president.


    Man, the well is running dry for McCain.
  • swimbikerun

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    Oct 17, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said


    Man, the well is running dry for McCain.

    Frankly, I'd rather see you run dry MZ!!
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    Oct 17, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidWait a second.... This just in, Barack Obama is now also endorsed by Fox News and.... John McCain. That is right folks, John McCain has now endorsed Obama for president.


    Man, the well is running dry for McCain.


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    MunchingZombie you are misbehaving!

    I am not surprised by the Washington Post's endorsement, but I would love to know what The Economist is going to say since they are non-partisan and British. I suspect it will be the same as 2004 when they sided with the Democratic nominee.
  • EricLA

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    Oct 17, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    Yeah, WaPo wrote an excellent endorsement, but no surprise really. They endorsed Kerry and Gore, too, I'm pretty sure.

    I think the more endorsement comes Sunday when Colin Powell is on one of the Sunday talk shows. He is almost certainly going to be asked who he is endorsing. It's been long in coming, and rumors started a couple of days ago that his endorsement for Obama was imminent. We'll see if those rumors come to pass, but if I were a betting man, I'd lay big money on Obama getting the nod. Powell has had problems with Bush's foreign policy for quite some time. He can't see McCain as an improvement.
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    Oct 17, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    You're kidding Fox News is endorsing Obama! OMG WHAT Aicon_eek.gif

    I have a hard time believing that Fox News is endorsing Obama...Way to conservative and they have had very little in the that's have been remotely positive or balanced to say about Obama.

    I tried finding that announancement I have found nothing thus far.
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    Oct 18, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    EricLA saidYeah, WaPo wrote an excellent endorsement, but no surprise really. They endorsed Kerry and Gore, too, I'm pretty sure.

    I think the more endorsement comes Sunday when Colin Powell is on one of the Sunday talk shows. He is almost certainly going to be asked who he is endorsing. It's been long in coming, and rumors started a couple of days ago that his endorsement for Obama was imminent. We'll see if those rumors come to pass, but if I were a betting man, I'd lay big money on Obama getting the nod. Powell has had problems with Bush's foreign policy for quite some time. He can't see McCain as an improvement.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I'm with you !!! glad that the WP is backing Obama, but not suprized either, I think Colin Powells endorsement will carry a lot of influence !!! it seems that the "snowball" is turning into an "avalanche" for Obama
    !!! God how I hope the desperate christian right repugs don't pull some evil trick out of their Rovian bag and take this election away like the last two !!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ducky44----MZ is definately teasing, fox will never endorse a "LEFTY", cause that just wouldn't be the "Christian Right" thing to do !!!!!
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    Oct 18, 2008 2:20 AM GMT
    If Colin Powell really does endorse Obama, I think McCain & Palin need to pack their tents and go home; it's all over except the formality of the voting.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 18, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    Don't hold your breath as for Powell endorsing Obama. As for the WASHINGTON POST endorsing Obama -- awesome -- McCain may still have a shot after all!! :-)
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 18, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    I was pleased with the endorsement of the Post. As far as the Colin Powell endorsement of Obama, it would be very nice indeed. Its clear that
    McCain is certainly on his way out. We'll see what happens.
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    Oct 18, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    at least we will finally have a President that can dance...
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    Oct 18, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    I thought that this was a pretty balanced and unflattering endorsement of Obama. The Post expressed regret for not endorsing McCain, and it was almost apologetic for endorsing Obama. This editorial seems to have fairly weighed the pros and cons of each candidate, so it would be hard for partisans of either persuasion to cry propaganda (er, call bullshit). Neither candidate was spared due criticism, but I have to agree with their consclusion: Obama is the right man for these perilous times.