Friday, October 17, 2008

Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president --

One of the more interesting aspects of the political campaign for me has been the way that Barack Obama has masterfully co-opted the secular conservative wing of the Republican Party. The key to the overwhelming election victory now in prospect for the Democratic Presidential Candidate and his Party has been the shift of a small, but vital slice of the Republican electorate out of the Republican Party and into support of the Democrats. Today, the Chicago Tribune endorsed a Democrat for the first time, since its founding in 1847. "We are proud to add Barack Obama's name to Lincoln's in the list of people the Tribune has endorsed for president of the United States."

In its way, this is just stunning, and a measure of the completeness of the political storm that is sweeping the country in this election.

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