Friday, October 17, 2008

Being Endorsed by the Washington Post

Today the Washington Post endorsed Barack Obama with great aplomb, intelligence, fairness and clear distinction between the two candidates that can be seen in any publication. The Post article opens with this:

"The nominating process this year produced two unusually talented and qualified presidential candidates. There are few public figures we have respected more over the years than Sen. John McCain. Yet it is without ambivalence that we endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president.

"The choice is made easy in part by Mr. McCain's disappointing campaign, above all his irresponsible selection of a running mate who is not ready to be president. It is made easy in larger part, though, because of our admiration for Mr. Obama and the impressive qualities he has shown during this long race. Yes, we have reservations and concerns, almost inevitably, given Mr. Obama's relatively brief experience in national politics. But we also have enormous hopes.

"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 crisis with a healthy respect for markets tempered by justified dismay over rising inequality and an understanding of the need for focused regulation.

"Abroad, the best evidence suggests that he would seek to maintain U.S. leadership and engagement, continue the fight against terrorists, and wage vigorous diplomacy on behalf of U.S. values and interests. Mr. Obama has the potential to become a great president. Given the enormous problems he would confront from his first day in office, and the damage wrought over the past eight years, we would settle for very good."

Do continue reading. The article is most beautiful; it's full of hope.

2 comments:

judith ellis said...

One need not be an elections lawyer to see that voter registration is a real problem. Remember the 2000 election, here? What a mess! With such technologies available, one would think that the system could be nationalized, making the voting process easier. I'm sure you remember the hanging and dimpled chads of the 2000 election.

Voter surpression, especially in some communities, has been an old dirty trick to prevent the elecotrate from voting. Such were the claims in Florida during that infamous 2000 election.

This ACORN business from what I can tell has more to do with employees frauding the organization more than an attempt to derail democracy. Workers are paid by the hour and the more people you register, of course, the more money you receive.

Considering that many of these people are dead and fictional (i.e., Mickey Mouse), there is no that they will not be coming to the voting booths on November 4.

Today, the Supreme Court against the Appeals Court in Ohio that sided with the Ohio Republican Party. This Party wanted the Secretary of State, who is a Democrat, to update Ohio's registration database which the US Appeals Court had directed her to do. Democrats thought that would create barriers and challenges for the electorate.

Some others may have WAY MORE knowledge on all of this stuff than I. I have, however, been a follower of politics since a child. My mother saw to this.

judith ellis said...

One need not be an elections lawyer to see that voter registration is a real problem. Remember the 2000 election, here? What a mess! With such technologies available, one would think that the system could be nationalized, making the voting process easier and more tamper proof. But then again, maybe not. I'm sure you remember, even in Italy, the hanging and dimpled chads of the 2000 election. Voter surpression, especially in some communities, has been an old dirty trick to prevent the elecotrate from voting. Such were the claims in Florida during that infamous 2000 election.

This ACORN business from what I can tell has more to do with employees frauding the organization more than an attempt to derail democracy. Workers are paid by the hour and the more people you register, of course, the more money you receive.
Considering that many of these people are dead and fictional (i.e., Mickey Mouse), there is no that they will not be coming to the voting booths on November 4.

Today, the Supreme Court sides against the Appeals Court in Ohio that sided with the Ohio Republican Party. This Party wanted the Secretary of State, who is a Democrat, to in essence call into question the registration of many Americans. Democrats thought that would create barriers and challenges for the electorate.

Some others may have WAY MORE knowledge on all of this stuff than I. I have, however, been a follower of politics since a child. My mother saw to this.