Chicago Tribune endorses Obama


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Chicago Tribune endorses Obama

Postby mojo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:25 pm

For the first time in its 161 year history The Chiacgo Tribune endorses a Democrat. 8-)


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opin ... eakingnews

This says it all for me:

"Many Americans say they're uneasy about Obama. He's pretty new to them.

We can provide some assurance. We have known Obama since he entered politics a dozen years ago. We have watched him, worked with him, argued with him as he rose from an effective state senator to an inspiring U.S. senator to the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

We have tremendous confidence in his intellectual rigor, his moral compass and his ability to make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions. He is ready."
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Re: Chicago Tribune endorses Obama

Postby Daisy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:37 pm

mojo wrote:For the first time in its 161 year history The Chiacgo Tribune endorses a Democrat. 8-)


They're endorsing that socialist? Or do they know him better than most?
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Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:52 pm

Only one mistake in 161 years seems pretty good to me. Heck, I'm dang near half that old and I make a least one mistake a day. :)
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Postby Daisy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:54 pm

lonewolf wrote:Only one mistake in 161 years seems pretty good to me. Heck, I'm dang near half that old and I make a least one mistake a day. :)


So now we await the Washington Times. Surely they'll get it right? :wink:
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Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:20 pm

lonewolf wrote:Only one mistake in 161 years seems pretty good to me. Heck, I'm dang near half that old and I make a least one mistake a day. :)

I guess the Chicago Tribune done been hi-jacked by dem folks that McCain calls "Georgetown Cocktail Party Republicans", like George Will, Peggy Noonan, Christopher Buckley, and all dem other elitists with dat fancy Ivy League/Yankee book learnin'.
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Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:27 pm

Daisy wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Only one mistake in 161 years seems pretty good to me. Heck, I'm dang near half that old and I make a least one mistake a day. :)


So now we await the Washington Times. Surely they'll get it right? :wink:


Yup, The WT is probably about our last chance. The Daily Oklahoman has already endorsed McCain. That would make two newspapers. Should be enough.
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Postby guru » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:35 pm

Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed McCain.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2008 ... /election2
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Re: Chicago Tribune endorses Obama

Postby JRM » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:48 pm

Daisy wrote:
mojo wrote:For the first time in its 161 year history The Chiacgo Tribune endorses a Democrat. 8-)


They're endorsing that socialist? Or do they know him better than most?


I'm always amused by those who say "Obama is a socialist! He wants to introduce free health care! Increase taxes! If he wins, I'm moving to Canada!".
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Re: Chicago Tribune endorses Obama

Postby mojo » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:14 am

JRM wrote:
Daisy wrote:
mojo wrote:For the first time in its 161 year history The Chiacgo Tribune endorses a Democrat. 8-)


They're endorsing that socialist? Or do they know him better than most?


I'm always amused by those who say "Obama is a socialist! He wants to introduce free health care! Increase taxes! If he wins, I'm moving to Canada!".


No one actually says that do they?


:lol:
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Re: Chicago Tribune endorses Obama

Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:35 am

JRM wrote:If he wins, I'm moving to Canada!".

Not a problem to me!! :wink:
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Re: Chicago Tribune endorses Obama

Postby kuha » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:54 am

JRM wrote:
Daisy wrote:
mojo wrote:For the first time in its 161 year history The Chiacgo Tribune endorses a Democrat. 8-)


They're endorsing that socialist? Or do they know him better than most?


I'm always amused by those who say "Obama is a socialist! He wants to introduce free health care! Increase taxes! If he wins, I'm moving to Canada!".


JRM: I get the humor here, and--once again--my hat's off to you!
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Postby tandfman » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:20 pm

It occurs to me that it's just possible that the reason for the Tribune's endorsement has to do with the fact that what's good for Chicago is good for the Tribune. I can't think of anything that would be better for Chicago than to get the 2016 Olympic Games. And I think their chances of doing that would be greatly enhanced by Obama's election, for a number of reasons, not the least of which is his enormous popularity abroad. Conversely, McCain's election might be a negative.

Is this a good reason for a major newspaper to endorse a presidential candidate? In Chicago, perhaps it is.
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Postby Flumpy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:17 am

Or maybe they just think he's a better candidate :shock:
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Postby Daisy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:24 am

Flumpy wrote:Or maybe they just think he's a better candidate :shock:


Isn't that what tandfman said? He is better for them ;)
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Postby Conor Dary » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:43 pm

Flumpy wrote:Or maybe they just think he's a better candidate :shock:


Hey, I get the Tribune, I read the Tribune, it is because Obama is a better candidate.

As for Trib wanting to get the Olympics, sure. It will give them lots of opportunities for scandals to cover with the Daley shenanigans. If the Olympics go to Chicago you can bet the Cook County crowd will want to get their share of the pie.
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Postby tandfman » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:08 pm

tandfman wrote:It occurs to me that it's just possible that the reason for the Tribune's endorsement . . .

Looking at that sentence again, I think I probably should have said "one reason" rather than "the reason." Any decision by a responsible newspaper should be based on a weighing of the pros and cons of both candidates, as they see them. The Olympics could have been a real factor for the Tribune. I doubt that it was the only one.
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