Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Obama endorsed by Milwaukee, Houston papers"

Chicago Tribune political blog, The Swamp:
WAUSAU, Wis. -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has won the endorsement of the largest newspaper in Wisconsin just ahead of the state's primary on Tuesday.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said there is only the "tiniest sliver of daylight" between policy positions held by Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.

But the newspaper's editorial board, which met with the senator from Illinois on Wednesday, said it found Obama to be the "best-equipped to deliver" change and that "his relatively shorter time in Washington is more asset than handicap."

Obama has also won the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle, one of the nation's largest newspapers and one in a state where Obama will campaign next week, in advance of the Texas primary on March 4.

The newspaper said "Obama is both the epitome of the American Dream and well-positioned to reach out to an international community alienated by recent U.S. go-it-alone policies."

The endorsements came on a day where Obama is campaigning in Wisconsin, including a stop at this hour at a community college here where he is meeting with a small group of students to discuss the issues they face.



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