Obama on cover of the The Economist
by MissVA, Thu May 08, 2008 at 10:30:59 AM EDT
The respected newspaper backed Bush in 2000 and Kerry in 2004.
They are generally centre-right, free-market, open government slanted.
The Economist describes Obama as the 'party's best hope' and ends with:
''For all these reasons, Mr Obama in our view now deserves the Democratic nomination. It is surely not worth Mrs Clinton dragging this to the convention. It is time for her, at a moment of her choosing, to concede gracefully and throw the considerable weight of the Clintons behind their party's best hope''.
They wrote about him in glowing terms.
''There is one final reason why Mr Obama is almost there. More than any other candidate this year, he has articulated an idea of a nobler America. That is partly because of who he is. When Mr Obama's parents married, in 1960, a union such as theirs, between a white woman and a black man, was illegal in over half of America's states. Now their son stands at the threshold of the White House. But it also has a lot to do with what he says and how he comports himself. Despite considerable provocation, he has never wavered from his commitment to bipartisanship--nor from the idea of America once again engaging with the world. There are severe problems with the details, on which Mr McCain will hopefully push him even further than Mrs Clinton has, but the upside of an Obama presidency remains greater than that of any other candidate.''
Amazing. A practical full on endorsement.
Look at their amazing picture of Obama here: