On Saturday October 25th the Anchorage Daily News endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for President. While the paper states how very historical the nomination of Gov. Palin is for Alaska, it does not overshadow the importance of the election for the whole country.
The Daily News states its reasons for the endorsement mainly based on the difference the two candidates have on handling the economy, changing Washington, and foreign policy.
Sen. McCain describes himself as a maverick, by which he seems to mean that he spent 25 years trying unsuccessfully to persuade his own party to follow his bipartisan, centrist lead. Sadly, maverick John McCain didn’t show up for the campaign. Instead we have candidate McCain, who embraces the extreme Republican orthodoxy he once resisted and cynically asks Americans to buy for another four years.
While the endorsement stayed focused on the comparison between the two Presidential candidates, it did have this to say about Gov. Palin:
Yet despite her formidable gifts, few 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.
You can read the full endorsement made by the Anchorage Daily News here.
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