Houston Chronicle Endorses Obama, first Dem in 40+years

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by seneca_roman, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. In a real to me surprise, the very conservative Houston Chronicle joined a growing list of traditionally Republican or more accurately conservative papers and leaders to reject McCain.

    The Chronicle's last endorsement of a Democrat was LBJ in 1964 mainly because he was a Texan.

    from the endorsement:

    "Obama appears to possess the tools to confront our myriad and daunting problems. He's thoughtful and analytical. He has met his opponents' attacks with calm and reasoned responses. Viewers of the debates saw a poised, well-prepared plausible president with well-articulated positions on the bread-and-butter issues that poll after poll indicate are the true concerns of voters. While Arizona Sen. John McCain and his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have struck an increasingly personal and negative tone in their speeches, Obama has continued to talk about issues of substance."