Another endorsement of Obama
Monday, October 13, 2008 | Author: Mad Typist
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has posted a very eloquent endorsement of Barack Obama.

I particularly like this section, which echoes what a long-time conservative actually said to me recently:
The greatest argument for change is also suggested by history. For the two-party system to work for the good of the republic, the parties need to be held accountable. They need to be sent to the wilderness from time to time to rethink and regroup. Ronald Reagan's success was built upon Barry Goldwater's debacle. The rise of Bill Clinton would not have been possible but for the lessons learned from the defeats of Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis. For every phoenix there must first be a fire and that time has come for the Republican Party, whose arteries are clogged with ideology accumulated at the long feast of power.
I love that last line. As always, I encourage you to read the whole thing, which makes the case both for Barack Obama and against John McCain. That dichotomy (not only is this guy really good, but this other guy is really bad) is a really compelling one for me. I've met some people who will never be sold on Barack Obama, but can see the logic of voting against John McCain, who is increasingly erratic and has shown he cannot be trusted to truly put country first. I've met other people who are okay with John McCain, but like and respect Obama much more.

The article ends with a particularly scathing indictment against McCain:

That the argument about issues has been essentially won by Sen. Obama is plain from the scurrilous attacks now being launched against his character -- increasingly by Ms. Palin -- alleging guilt by association, unpatriotic behavior and worse.

This closing blizzard of slime is another attempt to spread the wizard's curtain further: Don't look at how the economy has impoverished you while a Republican has been in the White House, look at Mr. Obama's passing acquaintance with an old radical who did bad deeds almost 40 years ago, because that is more important.

Yes, they apparently do think the American people are that stupid.

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