Friday, October 17, 2008

The Obama endorsements come rolling in

And some are from unexpected places -- like conservative radio talk show host Michael Smerconish:
"John McCain is an honorable man who has served his country well. But he will not get my vote. For the first time since registering as a Republican 28 years ago, I'm voting for a Democrat for president."
...and the conservative Chicago Tribune, which has never endorsed a Democrat for president since being founded in 1847:
"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."
...and quite possibly before the weekend is out, another well-known and respected conservative will add his name to the growing list of conservative endorsements of Obama -- former Bush Secretary of State Colin Powell:
"It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House."
Check out Editor & Publisher's list of newspaper endorsements -- 55 for Obama to 16 for McCain, and some of the papers endorsing Obama endorsed Bush last time around.

Something amazing is happening.