NY Post Endorses McCain

Praises 'battle-tested courage' over Obama's inexperience
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2008 8:41 AM CDT
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., addresses supporters at an airport campaign rally Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2008 in Colorado Springs, Colo.    (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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(Newser) – The New York Post “emphatically” endorsed John McCain today, praising the Arizona senator’s “battle-tested courage, unshakeable devotion to principle,” and national security acumen, and dismissing the “tissue-paper-thin resume” of Barack Obama. Despite decades in Washington, McCain “is not of Washington,” the Post argues, something he underscored by picking outsider Sarah Palin as his running mate: “Neither plays well with others.”

The Post praises McCain’s stances on the Iraq war, in which he rightly supported the troop surge, taxes—which he won’t raise—and energy, where he’s become “a strong convert to offshore drilling.” Obama meanwhile would attack Pakistan, raise the capital gains tax, and toe the party line on energy. By defeating Hillary Clinton (whom the Post endorsed) Obama has proven an able politician—but it's not his time. “He should be around for a long time,” the Post writes. “We hope that he is.”