Financial Times Finds Obama 'Less Alarming'

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2008 3:45 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Despite holes in Barack Obama’s qualifications, the Democrat is the obvious choice for president, the Financial Times writes. His “policies are a blend of good, not so good, and downright bad,” but the alternative is an increasingly disturbing brand of maverick, the British daily opines. “Rashness is not a virtue in a president. The cautious and deliberate Mr. Obama is altogether a less alarming prospect.”

Though a well-fought campaign does not necessarily translate to a well-run country, Obama has proven himself. “Obama, on form, is as fine a political orator as the country has heard in decades. Put to the right purposes, this is no mere decoration but a priceless asset.” But temper your hopes. “Should he win, Mr. Obama is bound to disappoint. How could he not?”