Friday, October 17, 2008

Endorsements and Giggles

Christopher Buckley, writer for the National Review and son of right wing icon William F. Buckley, endorsed Barack Obama the other day in a blog post entitled: Sorry, Dad, I’m Voting for Obama. Subsequently, he resigned or...was asked to, from the National Review, the magazine his father founded. Kathleen Parker, another writer for National Review, has not endorsed Obama, but has been beseiged by nasty, even threatening, emails from other rightwingers since she suggested that Sarah Palin should be removed from the ticket.

Though it's been a bit more right-leaning since Katherine Graham's death, The Washington Post endorsed Obama today:
Mr. Obama's temperament is unlike anything we've seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points of view. He has inspired millions of voters of diverse ages and races, no small thing in our often divided and cynical country. We think he is the right man for a perilous moment.

Barack Obama's meteoric rise and broad-based appeal is extraordinary and stunning. Had I been a pol toiling for years on my ascendancy plan ala Billary, John McCain and others, I'd be majorly pissed by his coming outtanowhere to dominate the scene too. His respect for, and attentiveness to, others' opinions and his unflappability, counter to McCain's seemingly constant seething undercurrent and Palin's ignorance and vindictiveness make him the obvious choice in this Election. He faces a bigger job than probably any President before him, given the surreal state of the economy and the not entirely known but totally inevitable implications for us and the rest of the world in years to come (Hillary Clinton's probably breathing a sigh of relief now!)

In any case, he's a remarkable man, but, as he says, he "wasn't born in a manger". Yep! He's funny too.

Vote for him, pray for him and support him as he tackles the enormous tasks ahead should he win. Have you visited today?

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