New York Times: Obama Is the 'Easy' Choice

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2008 9:03 PM CDT
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. climbs the stairs to the plane as he leaves for Hawaii to visit his ailing grandmother, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, in Indianapolis, Ind.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – The New York Times is endorsing Barack Obama, calling the choice between him and John McCain an "easy" one. In an editorial to run in tomorrow's edition, the Times says "Obama has met challenge after challenge, growing as a leader and putting real flesh on his early promises of hope and change."

The paper praises the Democrat's "cool head and sound judgment" and blasts McCain for his outdated world views and for "running a campaign on partisan division, class warfare, and even hints of racism." His "choice of a running mate so evidently unfit for the office was a final act of opportunism and bad judgment that eclipsed the accomplishments of 26 years in Congress."