Barack Obama for president

Nine Days before the Feb. 5 presidential primaries in Missouri and Illinois, this editorial page endorsed Barack Obama and John McCain in their respective races. We did so enthusiastically. We wrote that either Mr. Obama’s message of hope or Mr. McCain’s independence and integrity offered America “the chance to turn the page on 28 years of contentious, greed-driven politics and move into a new era of possibility.” Full Story »

Posted by Denise Clendening
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Subjects: U.S., Politics
Topics: Presidential Election 2008, John McCain, Obama Administration
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Posted by: Posted by Denise Clendening - Oct 11, 2008 - 1:54 PM PDT
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Edited by: Denise Clendening - Oct 11, 2008 - 1:54 PM PDT

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Oct. 11, 2008

very comprehensive endorsement with reasoned points about each candidate which refined their choice. perhaps the most significant is that sen. obama's "worldview was not formed....by the cold war or vietnam", therefore more likely to understand the various interests in the wider world of which we are a part.

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Denise Clendening
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by Denise Clendening - Oct. 12, 2008

Thoughtful well-reasoned editorial endorsing Obama for President. Reasons provided range from intellect, consistent behavior, capable advisors selected, issues and experience. Interesting to read that the President will make 3,000 appointments to gov office and only 600 need Senate approval. The editors strongly felt that Obama's appointees will be competent and intelligent that he will listen to and not appoint shrill partisan appointees.

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Dennis A. Abbott
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by Dennis A. Abbott - Oct. 12, 2008

A lot of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's advertisers and readers are sure to resent this endorsement. Their editorial board deserves congratulations for the kind of journalistic courage we haven't seen enough of..

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Phyllis Florin
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by Phyllis Florin - Oct. 11, 2008

I support Obama, but I find this a very thoughtful and sound endorsement, and one I will send on to people who may be on the fence.

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