Alaska Paper Picks Obama

Anchorage Daily News is wary of both McCain and Palin
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2008 2:48 PM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama smiles as he arrives at a rally in Albuquerque, NM, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008. Obama scored the endorsement of Sarah Palin's home-state paper.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin has accomplished a lot and has brought unexpected recognition to Alaska, but for the presidency, Barack Obama is "a clear choice" for the Anchorage Daily News. John McCain has abandoned his maverick positions to curry conservative favor, and the demands of the White House would "stretch the governor beyond her range," the paper says.

"Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency—but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation."