Monday, October 13, 2008

Esquire Endorses Obama

My 2nd favorite magazine, Esquire, has endorsed Barack Obama. Here is a link to the editorial, or you can click on the title above:

The opening line is my favorite: We thought this election would be a serious fight over the future of this country, but only one candidate showed up.

And here is part of their concluding statement:

There is no evidence at all that anything will change under a President John McCain, who has already identified Roberts and Alito as his beau ideals of Supreme Court justices. He has made brave noises about torture and the extraconstitutional prerogatives of the executive, but President Bush and his men went on and did what they wanted anyway, and McCain walked away, begging for votes from fundamentalists who hate him, meeping his displeasure in ways that were barely audible. The virus will gestate and spread on his watch, all throughout the federal government. Bushism must be ripped out, root and branch, everywhere it has been established, or else the presidential election of 2008 is a worthless exercise in futility. Barack Obama may not be the man to do it, but John McCain, for all his laudable qualities, clearly is neither willing nor able to do so.


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