The Economist ‘wholeheartedly’ endorses Obama


by Sunny
30th October, 2008 at 8:43 pm    

The magazine says:

The Economist does not have a vote, but if it did, it would cast it for Mr Obama. We do so wholeheartedly: the Democratic candidate has clearly shown that he offers the better chance of restoring America’s self-confidence. But we acknowledge it is a gamble. Given Mr Obama’s inexperience, the lack of clarity about some of his beliefs and the prospect of a stridently Democratic Congress, voting for him is a risk. Yet it is one America should take, given the steep road ahead.

This is only days after an endorsement by the Financial Times. And yet the Republicans are hilariously trying to tag him ‘socialist’. Anyway – 5 days to go!


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  1. Amrit — on 30th October, 2008 at 9:13 pm  

    Nothing says gritted teeth like:

    ‘the prospect of a stridently Democratic Congress’

    Haha.

  2. Riz — on 31st October, 2008 at 2:05 pm  

    Oh how I despise most politicians. McCain seems honest but a tad senile and Palin is plain scary, but there is something about Obama that I don’t trust either. Maybe he is just tired of all this campaigning but he comes across like Blair without the flair. Bah. At the end of the day, running a country is a bit like running a large FTSE company in that when it comes to many issues, control is just an illusion. In too many cases power end up in the hands of those who desire it the greatest but are the least deserving.

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