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The Economist endorses our man, Barack Obama, for President. It's not an unqualified piece but it's thoughtful and clear.

Here's the conclusion...

So Mr Obama in that respect is a gamble. But the same goes for Mr McCain on at least as many counts, not least the possibility of President Palin. And this cannot be another election where the choice is based merely on fear. In terms of painting a brighter future for America and the world, Mr Obama has produced the more compelling and detailed portrait. He has campaigned with more style, intelligence and discipline than his opponent. Whether he can fulfil his immense potential remains to be seen. But Mr Obama deserves the presidency.

Originally posted to canuckster on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 08:23 AM PDT.

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