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Anchorage Daily News endorses Obama – McCain erratic, Palin not ready

The hits just keep on coming for the McCain/Palin campaign.  Today the largest paper in Alaska, The Anchorage Daily News endorsed Barack Obama.

The Daily News, which in the past has been generally supportive of the Governor seemed to agree with many in the lower 48.  It said: –after the break–

(F)ew who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time.

The paper saved it's harshest words, though, for Senator McCain:

Sadly, maverick John McCain didn't show up for the campaign. Instead we have candidate McCain, who embraces the extreme Republican orthodoxy he once resisted and cynically asks Americans to buy for another four years.

When it comes to who is most qualified to lead our country through the difficult days ahead, the Daily News seems quite smitten with That One.

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen. McCain…On the most important issue of the day, Sen. Obama is a clear choice…The unqualified endorsement of Sen. Obama by a seasoned, respected soldier and diplomat like Gen. Colin Powell, a Republican icon, should reassure all Americans that the Democratic candidate will pass muster as commander in chief.

Ouch!

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