Friday, October 24, 2008


I expected the New York Times to endorse Obama, but I didn't expect them (or other newspapers) to do it so soon. I figured it would come the Sunday before election day.

Actually, I'm more interested in the breakdown of the news that the New York City Council voted to approve the change in term limits, essentially creating a third term for Bloomberg. The Post and the Daily News both published their support of the extension in term limits today; the Times did so two days ago.

USA Today has a small list of newspapers and their endorsements (of course being as bland and middle-of-the-road as possible), as do several other outlets. I assumed that a majority would endorse Obama; anyone paying attention at all would realize this.

1 comment:

John said...

The end of that Times article worries me. It says that "This country needs sensible leadership, compassionate leadership, honest leadership and strong leadership." It is my estimation of the average American's psyche that there's nothing less sexy or thrilling than qualities like sensibility, compassion or honesty. "Real" Americans want a candidate who will fly off the handle on camera, who will dig deep into the muck to come up with truly horrible attacks, and who will lie convincingly enough to justify his own (as well as our own) reprehensible actions. That's what makes for good television, and people vote for good television.