An Historic Endorsement from Obama’s Hometown Newspaper

As I noted earlier today, The Washington Post has endorsed Obama. And as my Reaction co-blogger Mustang Bobby noted today as well, three other major newspapers — the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — have also endorsed Obama. Another one is The Denver Post. I can’t say I’m surprised, except when it comes to Obama’s hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune. Why? Because it’s one of the most Republican newspapers in the country. In fact: This is the first time the newspaper has endorsed the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. Over at The Moderate Voice, Elrod has the full list of the paper’s presidential endorsements: “Not a single Democrat, until now. No FDR. No JFK. No … Continue reading

Obama Fights Back With Request For Special Prosecutor

These two clips do not address my concerns of having election attorneys on the ground in every state. The Barack Obama campaign has now shown that they are willing, and prepared, to fight back. First the Obama campaign attorney discussing the events since the last debate then Olbermann and Rachel Maddow discussing the reality of a Democratic campaign willing to fight back.

Colin Powell On Meet The Press Sunday. Obama Endorsement?

This an item from Political Wire so let me give them their Hat Tip up front. All Eyes on Powell Sources close to former Secretary of State Colin Powell cautioned that his support for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain “might stop short of a formal endorsement when he’s interviewed on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday,” according to the New York Daily News. “Given Powell’s cautious nature, he might decide to make his endorsement of Obama implied, rather than explicit. Even so, a well-informed source told the Daily News: ‘After Sunday people aren’t going to have any doubt who he’s voting for.’”

Quote of the Day: Peggy Noonan on Sarah Palin

Most of Peggy Noonan’s column in yesterday’s WSJ was predictably awful: — McCain won the debate on Wednesday? Really? — McCain succeeded in ridiculing Obama’s “eloquence”? Seriously, what debate was she watching, and from the confines of what alternate un-reality? — The election is “infantilizing”? Why, because the guy she doesn’t like is winning? — Palin could have been another Truman? Come now, that’s just plain stupid. But it also contained this, which is our one-day-late QotD: But we have seen Mrs. Palin on the national stage for seven weeks now, and there is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for, and expects, in a holder of high office. … Continue reading

Where are The Democratic Election Attorney’s ?

The Republican legal machine has already filed protests in many states. I have one question: where is the Democratic legal team in every state? Where are the previously prepared responses that can activate within 2 hours? Anticipating the problems and challenges is the job of election observers and election attorneys. Just like Obama had some pre-shot commercials ready to run immediately after some of the debates, we need predetermined positions for attorneys. That’s a good communications strategy and tactic. If you saw the movie “Recount’ you know the Republicans play for blood. In that election the Democrats played for fairness. Guess who got the election? How many lives might have been saved if we had simply had a junkyard dog … Continue reading

And the WaPo Endorses…

Barack Obama. No surprise there, though the Post is hardly a bastion of liberalism and pro-Democratic sentiment, regardless of what the finger-pointing self-victimizers of the right may have to say about it. It’s actually not a bad endorsement — well, actually, it’s quite good — with most of it focusing on Obama’s many positive qualities and policy positions, including praising him on foreign policy, health care, education, and the economy. And this is especially nice: Mr. Obama is a man of supple intelligence, with a nuanced grasp of complex issues and evident skill at conciliation and consensus-building. At home, we believe, he would respond to the economic cisis with a healthy respect for markets tempered by justified dismay over rising … Continue reading

On Behalf of Our National Joes

Plumbers disavow Joe Boston Globe – 1 hour ago By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff Real plumbers don’t like Joe. Or at least the ones supporting Democrat Barack Obama. About 100 union plumbers from a Boston-based local plan to knock on union members’ doors Saturday in Portsmouth, NH, … It ain’t easy being a Joe. Names are important, and some names can be murder: And he said: “Son, this world is rough And if a man’s gonna make it, he’s gotta be tough And I knew I wouldn’t be there to help ya along. So I give ya that name and I said goodbye I knew you’d have to get tough or die And it’s the name that helped to … Continue reading