October 20, 2008
The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times and yes, Wisconsin State Journal have endorsed Barack Obama. Does it matter? Yes, indeed. An endorsement may not deliver votes, but it impacts the morale of the candidates and their staffs. (Even if you know you can't get the endorsement from a paper, you try.)
Then there is the Colin Powell endorsement. He kicked McCain in the rear-end for his shameful effort to paint Obama as a terrorist. That, in my view, is why he opted to endorse a Democrat. Was it important? You bet it was, and today McCain must be asking himself how in the world he chose Palin. Stupid!
Obama could do worse than just buying time to show the Powell endorsement again and again. He hit a grand-slam, bottom of the 8th home run. Powell addressed the Supreme Court, the right-wing control of his party, and Obama as a bright, thoughtful Commander-in-Chief. Wow!
More endorsements will be announced, some very important ones, but none more important or impactful than General Powell's.
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