Chicago Tribune Endorses Obama

I didn’t post on The Washington Post’s endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama because I thought it was a foregone conclusion and wasn’t particularly newsworthy. After all, the WaPo endorsed John Kerry in 2004. However, I think the Chicago Tribune’s endorsement of Barack Obama is news:

On Nov. 4 we’re going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose.

The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States.

I’ve posted more of my thoughts on the endorsement at The Glittering Eye.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2008
Dave Schuler
About Dave Schuler
Over the years Dave Schuler has worked as a martial arts instructor, a handyman, a musician, a cook, and a translator. He's owned his own company for the last thirty years and has a post-graduate degree in his field. He comes from a family of politicians, teachers, and vaudeville entertainers. All-in-all a pretty good preparation for blogging. He has contributed to OTB since November 2006 but mostly writes at his own blog, The Glittering Eye, which he started in March 2004.

Comments

  1. Matt says:

    I’m just not seeing the huge news in a paper endorsing the hometown guy.

  2. Triumph says:

    However, I think the Chicago Tribune’s endorsement of Barack Obama is news:

    Sure, the Trib has never endorsed a Democrat, but this isn’t really news–not only because, as Matty says, Obama is from Chicago.

    They have been telegraphing this for weeks-even at one point asking readers who the paper should endorse.

    More importantly, however, is the fact that the Tribune is a fundamentally different paper. The new owner, Sam Zell, certainly isn’t a liberal–but he is an opportunist of epic proportions. He’s given tons of cash in the past to McCain and he’s given tons of cash in the past to Democrats, including HUssein.

    He basically wants (and needs) to suck as much capital out of the Trib as possible to meet the debt obligations he leveraged to buy the company last year.

    This move will not only ingratiate him to Hussein if he wins–but, obviously, having Hussein as Pres will raise the prominence of Chicago globally which will undoubtedly be good for business.

    Furthermore, Zell generates further buzz by thwarting “tradition.”

    Given the shenanegans he has pulled with Wrigley Field and the Cubs, it is pretty clear that his main interest is in getting a quick buck. This endorsement does that.

  3. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Judging by his thugish ways in dealing with those who disagree, or ask question of him. How he has denied nearly all of his past alliances. The promises made and not kept. His statements about wealth sharing and his following Alinski’s line to the letter concerning the Rules for Radicals. His true distain for the “middle class”. His lack of experience running anything. Only a complete fool would vote for Obama/Ayers for President. One thing sure, we will get change. Change from a free society to an Obamanation.

  4. angellight says:

    This comment was long, off topic, and looked to me as though it were automated or a cut-and-paste job. I deleted it.

    Please keep your comments short, to the point, and on topic.

    Dave Schuler

  5. Eneils Bailey says:

    On Nov. 4 we’re going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose.

    The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States./blockquote>.

    Obama could not lead piss ants to a picnic. Although, he looks like he has done a good job of leading lemmings to the edge of the cliff.

  6. Michael says:

    This comment was long, off topic, and looked to me as though it were automated or a cut-and-paste job. I deleted it.

    Please keep your comments short, to the point, and on topic.

    James, you should put your name at the bottom when you do this, I thought at first angellight was complaining about someone else’s post.

  7. Dave Schuler says:

    Done.

  8. Michael says:

    Thanks Dave, I didn’t realize all you guys could delete comments.