THIS IS THE SEASON FOR political endorsements.
Newspapers across the country are making their cases for either John McCain or Barack Obama for president.
The Los Angeles Times wrote:
We need a leader who demonstrates thoughtful calm and grace under pressure, one not prone to volatile gesture or capricious pronouncement. We need a leader well-grounded in the intellectual and legal foundations of American freedom. Yet we ask that the same person also possess the spark and passion to inspire the best within us: creativity, generosity and a fierce defense of justice and liberty.
The Times without hesitation endorses Barack Obama for president.
The Philadelphia Inquirer also endorsed Obama but, in addition, offered a dissenting voice in favor of McCain. The dissent stated:
America needs an honest president with experience, common sense, sound temperament and good judgment in the Oval Office. Those qualities will make it easy for many to vote for McCain.
Does offering their opinion on who should be president undermine a newspaper's objectivity?
(Click here to see which candidate was endorsed by your favorite newspapers across the country).
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