Sunday, October 26, 2008

Alaska’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Obama: Priceless!

Take it from those who know Sarah Palin the best. The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska’s largest newspaper, has endorsed Barack Obama for president. The newspaper minced no words in declaring that Sarah Palin lacks the readiness to be president, should it become necessary:

[F]ew who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time.

Noting that Sen. John McCain is “the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation,” the newspaper said Sen. Barack Obama “brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand.”

Of the two candidates, Sen. Obama better understands the mortgage meltdown's root causes and has the judgment and intelligence to shape a solution, as well as the leadership to rally the country behind it. It is easy to look at Sen. Obama and see a return to the smart, bipartisan economic policies of the last Democratic administration in Washington, which left the country with the momentum of growth and a budget surplus that President George Bush has squandered.

Read the full text here. It’s a ringing endorsement from our friends to the North.

1 comment:

PatEsposisto said...

Ah, thanks. It's refreshing to read these words after some of the ridiculous, unconsidered, reactionary, baseless, dangerously shallow--okay just plain stupid--comments I'd been hearing this morning.