Even though it is Madison's only remaining daily paper, the Wisconsin State Journal is much more conservative that it's mailing address would suggest. Indeed, it is not nearly as conservative as some newspapers, but it certainly leans right.
Today, the newspaper endorsed Barack Obama for president...
(Update: Annie Jo has an earlier and more in-depth diary on this same subject that is very much worth a look.)
America is at a pivotal point in its history — a difficult time that demands talented leadership to renew our nation's spirit and pull us together to meet the incredible challenges ahead.
The right leader for the time is Barack Obama.
The Wisconsin State Journal endorses the dynamic and youthful senator from Illinois for president.
The editorial board of the paper sees what more and more people are seeing: that the US is at a point in time where it needs to turn things around, that it needs to restore its place as a leader on the world stage, and that Obama is the best man for the job...
Obama doesn't just give pretty speeches. He speaks to people's best instincts, encouraging them to shine.
Obama is best-equipped this election to make America feel good about itself again. That's a powerful feeling — one that could go a long way toward invigorating our economy and national sense of purpose.
Obama is convincing in his call for a new kind of politics in Washington. His life story and history-making bid for the White House also have forced the rest of the world to view America in a new and more positive way.
My guess is that in the next week, we'll see more and more papers that endorsed George W. Bush in the last two elections step up and endorse Barack Obama.
Hope and change are more than a tag line this time. They are a strong desire of thinking Americans.
[x-p on Kerfuffle]