The Chicago Tribune Stand by Their Man: Barack Obama

According to Bruce Dold, editorial page editor of the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper stands by its October 17, 2008 endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for the presidency. In response to an e-mail asking, "Mr. Dold, if you had it to do again, would you endorse Barack Obama for President?," Dold answered on November 28, "I stand by that endorsement." In their '08 written endorsement of Obama, the Trib's editors included these implied expectations from an Obama presidency: "We wrote [when the Trib endorsed his Senate candidacy] that he would celebrate our common values instead of exaggerate our differences." "We said he would raise the tone of the campaign." "We said his intellectual depth would sharpen the policy debate. In the ensuing 22 months he has done just that." "We have tremendous confidence in his intellectual rigor, his moral compass and his ability to make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions. He is ready." "Obama envisions a change in the way we deal with one another in...(Read Full Article)

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