Making the Case for Barack Obama

of crisis and transformation, be a global pioneer. (Oct. 26)

The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer: In an era that begs for a return to the standards of decency and respect for the rule of law that made America great, Obama offers thoughtful proposals for a rational way to respond to the nation’s needs. The Observer enthusiastically endorses Barack Obama for president. (Oct. 27)

The Houston Chronicle: After carefully observing the Democratic and Republican nominees in drawn-out primary struggles as well as in the general campaign, including three debates, the Chronicle strongly believes that the ticket of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden offers the best choice to lead the United States on a new course into the second decade of the 21st century. (Oct. 18)

The Orlando Sentinel: When we enthusiastically endorsed Mr. McCain before Florida’s Republican primary in January, we pointed to his maverick’s record as a four-term U.S. senator representing Arizona who put principle over party. We lauded his long battle against irresponsible budgeting in Washington, D.C. We praised him for sponsoring, at great political risk, a comprehensive immigration-reform plan. We’re still wondering what happened to that candidate we endorsed in January.(Oct. 29)

The (N.C.) News and Observer: There is a crisis of spirit, and Barack Obama knows it. He has spoken to it with a call for change. His vision is not obscure, and not out of reach. And there is meaning in his words, from his pledge to realize universal health care to his promise to get the United States out of the mire of Iraq honorably, to his plan to restore economic stability and opportunity. His would be a government of thought before deed and of strength given by the people, not just exercised from above. (Oct. 19)

The Chicago Tribune: The change that Obama talks about so much is not simply a change in this policy or that one. It is not fundamentally about lobbyists or Washington insiders. Obama envisions a change in the way we deal with one another in politics and government. His opponents may say this is empty, abstract rhetoric. In fact, it is hard to imagine how we are going to deal with the grave domestic and foreign crises we face without an end to the savagery and a return to civility in politics. (Oct 17)

Detroit Free Press: Despite his relatively short time in public office, Obama, 47, has over the course of the general election campaign steadily articulated

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