BMOC: College Papers Back Obama, 63 to 1

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    Nov 01, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    I have been waiting to read something like this for a while now. This is a very important litmus test of the youth vote. I was proud to see my school paper on this list: The Pitt News (Univ. of Pittsburgh) Is yours on the list? If so, lets hear it!

    "The Obama campaign leads by better than 2-1 in newspaper endorsements from dailies and weeklies, based on our tally so far. But 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 (we have been providing a partial tabulation).

    Here is the latest count.

    JOHN McCAIN (1)
    Daily Mississippian, U. Mississippi

    BARACK OBAMA (63)
    The Amherst Student, Amherst College
    The Optimist, Abilene Christian U.
    The Bates Student, Bates College
    The Justice, Brandeis University
    The Orient, Bowdoin College
    The Orion, California State U. - Chico
    Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan U.
    The Flat Hat, College of William and Mary
    Columbia Daily Spectator, Columbia U.
    Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell U.
    The Davidsonian, Davidson College
    The Chronicle, Duke U.
    Daily Eastern News, Eastern Illinois U.
    The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
    The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson College
    El Vaquero, Glendale Community College
    The Crimson, Harvard University
    Indiana Daily Student, Indiana U.
    Iowa State Daily, Iowa State U.
    Daily Kent Stater, Kent State U.
    The Parthenon, Marshall U.
    The Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The Miami Student, Miami U.
    The State News, Michigan State U.
    The Middlebury Campus, Middlebury College
    Northern Star, Northern Illinois U.
    Daily Northwestern, Northwestern U.
    The Post, Ohio U.
    The University News, Saint Louis U.
    The Point News, St. Mary's College
    The Rocket, Slippery Rock U.
    The Daily Campus, Southern Methodist U.
    The Reporter, Stetson University
    Pipe Dream, SUNY-Binghamton
    The Lamron, SUNY-Geneseo
    The Phoenix, Swarthmore College
    Tufts Daily, Tufts U.
    Arizona Daily Wildcat, U. Arizona
    Daily Californian, UC-Berkeley
    New University, UC-Irvine
    Daily Bruin, UCLA
    The Daily Nexus, UC-Santa Barbara
    Central Florida Future, U. Central Florida
    Daily Illini, U. Illinois
    University Daily Kansan, U. Kansas
    The Louisville Cardinal, U. Louisville
    The Michigan Daily, U. Michigan
    The Michigan Journal, U. Michigan-Dearborn
    Minnesota Daily, U. Minnesota
    The Maneater, U. Missouri
    Oklahoma Daily, U. Oklahoma
    The Daily Pennsylvanian. U. Pennsylvania
    The Pitt News. U. Pittsburgh
    The Daily Gamecock, U. South Carolina
    Badger Herald, U. Wisconsin
    The Daily Cardinal, U. Wisconsin
    Advance-Titan, U. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    The Pacer, U. Tennessee-Martin
    Daily Texan. U. Texas
    The Independent Collegian, U. Toledo
    Daily Evergreen, Washington State U.
    The Voice, Washtenaw Community College
    The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia U."

    BTW: I am surprised that the University of Mississippi endorsed a Republican given the poor leadership they demonstrated during Katrina,etc.

    B787
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    Nov 03, 2008 5:26 AM GMT
    Just curious about the comprehensiveness of this list. I don't see Princeton, Rutgers, Nebraska, Brigham Young, just to jump around a bit. No Syracuse, etc.

    Not that I argue with your observation (and there look to be some surprises there), but I figure a complete list would be not quite so nearly unanimous.

    Then again, some will say we turn our "media elites" into liberals early! (Some, not I.) icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 03, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    cowHUSboySEINo saidJust curious about the comprehensiveness of this list. I don't see Princeton, Rutgers, Nebraska, Brigham Young, just to jump around a bit. No Syracuse, etc.


    most school papers do NOT endorse at all... my university's paper has explicitly said it does not endorse any ballot issues or candidates...
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    Nov 03, 2008 5:58 AM GMT
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    cowHUSboySEINo saidJust curious about the comprehensiveness of this list. I don't see Princeton, Rutgers, Nebraska, Brigham Young, just to jump around a bit. No Syracuse, etc.


    most school papers do NOT endorse at all... my university's paper has explicitly said it does not endorse any ballot issues or candidates...


    This fine young man is quite correct - many [especially high-profile universities] do not endorse candidates or ballot issues BUT the aforementioned list of papers did - and, I thought it interesting to see who stuck their academic necks out -- especially in some instances!

    B787
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    Thanks, guys - I went to the website of the folks tracking this and they apparently are tallying all endorsements they can find, so ... looks to be complete as far as it can be.

    And was dated just Oct 31, I believe.