Monday, September 22, 2008

Seattle Times Endorses Barack Obama for President

Seattle Times has endorsed Barack Obama, saying -

"American optimism has been wracked by President George Bush and a previous Republican Congress. If you want change, you do not keep what is essentially the same team in power. You try something different. You vote for the stronger matchup, Obama and Sen. Joseph Biden, a smart and steady hand on foreign policy and other matters."
The endorsement explains why Barack Obama's coherent plans are the better choice for the economy, energy, the Iraq war, and education.


The conservative journalist George F. Will expands on the concerns over John McCain's temperment in today's Washington Post.

This is the YouTube version of this Sunday's news on ABC -

Part of George Will's concern is that McCain is acting irrationally by saying things like - the chairman of the SEC Securities and Exchange Commission, "has betrayed the public trust. If I were president today, I would fire him. "

We don't need a president who makes hot-headed off the cuff statements which don't make sense in a crisis situation. Besides the concern about temperament, there is a concern that John McCain may not be coherent enough to know that the president can't fire the chairman of the SEC who is nominated by the president, confirmed by the senate and heads an independent agency.

Sam Donaldson brings up the age factor which seems like something to consider if you watch this clip where John McCain, when asked about his comments about the SEC chairman, gets confused and says he thinks the head of the FEC Federal Election Commission should resign and be replaced.