Blue-Collar Philly Paper Taps Obama

Daily News says his campaign proves his promises have merit
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2008 12:25 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – The Philadelphia Daily News endorsed Barack Obama today, calling the Democratic choice one “between the past and the future” and saying the campaign season has been a great indication of eventual governing style. Obama's performance proves his administration will be “well-managed, inclusive … freer of the corrupting influence of big-money donors and corporate interests.” The paper says Obama’s vision is “badly” needed.

The editors asked, “Should Democrats choose someone who will employ hard-won—even bitter—experiences gained in a past Democratic administration, or reach beyond political truisms toward a new (and untried) model of governing?” The answer isn’t “obvious,” but it’s Obama.