McCain Earns Endorsements of Key Papers

Boston, Des Moines pick him; split on Clinton, Obama
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2007 11:20 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. greets residents on the west side while going door-to-door campaigning in Manchester, N.H., with supporter state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two newspaper heavyweights made their endorsements today ahead of the Iowa and New Hampshire voting, and John McCain came out tops in both. The Boston Globe and the Des Moines Register each endorsed McCain as the Republican nominee. The Globe chose Barack Obama among Democrats, while the Register gave the nod to Hillary Clinton.

McCain "has done more than his share to transcend partisanship and promote an honest discussion of the problems facing the United States," the Globe wrote. The paper said Obama had "an intuitive sense of the wider world, with all its perils and opportunities." In choosing Clinton, the Register said "readiness to lead sets her apart from a constellation of possible stars in her party."