Making the Case for Barack Obama

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. (Oct. 25)

The New York TImes: The nation’s problems are simply too grave to be reduced to slashing “robo-calls” and negative ads. This country needs sensible leadership, compassionate leadership, honest leadership and strong leadership. Barack Obama has shown that he has all of those qualities. Mr. Obama has withstood some of the toughest campaign attacks ever mounted against a candidate. He’s been called un-American and accused of hiding a secret Islamic faith. The Republicans have linked him to domestic terrorists and questioned his wife’s love of her country. (Oct 23)

The Gloucester (N.J.) County Times: [Barack Obama] represents a departure from the political model that casts fear like a net over the country, paralyzing us and our better angels into submission. That’s the legacy of the Bush years. He has outlined plans to address the issues of health care, education and energy that are clearly superior to those of his opponent. (Oct. 26)

The (N.J.) Courier-Post: Some Americans have been able to weather the financial storm better than others, but few have been untouched by the nation’s roiling economy. If voters are dissatisfied with where they are now, with where the country stands today, this is an election in which they can do something about it. They can vote for change. (Oct. 26)

Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette: So judge the candidates not on the details, because they will change, but by their approach and their character. And over his long presidential campaign, Obama has displayed the character and gained respect as a leader. McCain, on the other hand, has persisted in flogging failed policies. With McCain, we’re faced with a form of déjÀ vu that will send America into a faster tailspin. More American blood will be spilled. More of us will be out of work. More children and teachers will be working under flawed federal law. (Oct. 19)

The (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier-Post: We believe Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is the candidate who can bring about the change that Americans want and need. We endorse his candidacy to be the next president of the United States. (Oct. 26)

The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record: Intellect and charisma are not guarantees that Obama can lead a nation, but they are a foundation upon which to build. (Oct. 26)

The Times of Trenton (N.J.): Republican contender Sen. John McCain has served his country well and honorably for many years as a serviceman and a senator. Sen. McCain has been a good captain, but Sen. Obama is clearly the commander we need. (Oct. 28)

The Montgomery Advertiser: The

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