Sunday, The Anchorage Daily News (ADN) endorsed Barack Obama for President. From the AP Wires:
The newspaper said Sunday the Democrat “brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand.”
From this account, we have some definitions from the ADN:
Thoughtful Analysis: Leaving town and telling folks to call you if they need you; also, notify you when McCain makes a policy statement.
Wise Counsel: Egotistical career politicians such as Sen. Biden, Sen. Dodd, and Sen. Schumer; wives you are ashamed of their country; self-proclaimed terrorist revolutionaries; black liberation theology preachers.
Cool Steady Hand: Needed to hold the cellphone if Franklin Raines calls asking to provide advice; needed to deal with running-mate’s speaking gaffes.
The AP article continues with:
The Daily News said since the economic crisis has emerged, Republican presidential candidate John McCain has “stumbled and fumbled badly” in dealing with it.
As to McCain, I would think that the “stumble-and-fumble” awards would go to Senator Joe Biden, in a landslide.
“Of the two candidates, Sen. Obama better understands the mortgage meltdown’s root causes and has the judgment and intelligence to shape a solution, as well as the leadership to rally the country behind it,” the paper said.
The first part of this statement, I have to admit, is spot on. Senator Obama understands all too well the meltdown’s causes (see his Wise Counsel above) because he helped make it happen by pushing for lowered borrower standards in the mortgage industry. Senator Obama’s judgment has enabled him to frequently use his intelligence (squads) to find out what Sen. McCain’s response to each crisis has been, and immediately say “John’s absolutely right on this.” (See Georgia invasion and bailout bill.) This type of leadership has “rallied the country” to accept record stock market losses and to accept future government takeovers of all key industries of the USA economy.
I’ve seen bumper stickers for the group Lemmings for Obama. They must have a chapter in Anchorage.