Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Economists Throws Its Hat In With Obama

The Economist does not have a vote, but if it did, it would cast it for Mr Obama. We do so wholeheartedly: the Democratic candidate has clearly shown that he offers the better chance of restoring America’s self-confidence. But we acknowledge it is a gamble. Given Mr Obama’s inexperience, the lack of clarity about some of his beliefs and the prospect of a stridently Democratic Congress, voting for him is a risk. Yet it is one America should take, given the steep road ahead.


Anonymous said...

What is it besides his inexperience, lack of clarity of some of his beliefs and a stridently Democratic Congress that causes the Economist to believe Obama has a better chance on restoring America's self-confidence?

Did they cite any positives? (I'm not trying to be coy, I used to subscribe to the Economist)

And are we supposed to vote for a guy based on how well he'll restore our national self-confidence?

If so, we really have gone to the Oprah haven't we?

FLG said...

You can click the link above to read it for yourself, but the Cliff Notes is this:
McCain lost this endorsement by acting rashly and choosing Palin. Obama runs an efficient campaign machine that beat Clintons and the conservative right. This is evidence that he is capable of getting things done and his toughness. Plus, he's backed off some of his kooky liberal ideas.

C.S. Perry said...

Yeah. Hitler ran a pretty smooth machine too and he definitely restored Germany's self confidence.
But then, I guess maybe that all socialists are good at that sor of thing.

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