BOTH Tampa Bay, Florida newspapers endorse Obama!
by phoenixdreamz, Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 01:37:05 PM EDT
I'm not one to write a diary usually, but since I live in a part of Florida considered conservatively Republican, I had to make special mention of a significant event. Today the Saint Petersburg Times endorsed Obama for President! along with the Pensacola News Journal, Daytona Beach News Journal, Bradenton Herald, and Tampa Tribune.
This marks the second time in a row in recent history that the Times has broken with tradition and endorsed the Democratic nominee, Sen. John Kerry being their previous choice.
I'll just provide the opening monologue as it's written in the Sunday paper I received today:
"These are uncertain times. Americans' confidence in our leaders and institutions has been shaken by a failing economy, lengthy wars and an erosion of civil liberties. We feel uneasy about our personal financial security, the country's place in the world and what the future holds. Frankly, after eight disasterous years under President Bush, either John McCain or Barack Obama would be a significant improvement and offer more reassuring leadership. But one candidate offers a clearer break with the past, the qualities to unite this country and the vision to lead it in a new direction. With enthusiasm, The Times recommends Barack Obama for president."