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With only three Sunday papers between now and election day, many newspapers are endorsing this weekend.
For most people, home town newspaper endorsements really don't matter.  But, for those undecided voters out there (I know, it's hard to believe that anyone can still be undecided), an endorsement from a local paper that they trust will help in the following ways:
  1. A voter may say "if [candidate name here] is good enough for [paper name here], then [he or she] is good enough for me".
  2. The endorsement article can act like a crib sheet; a one page pros and cons list from a trusted source.
There are a number of newspapers that have already endorsed Barack Obama. Here are a few quotes.
The Salt Lake Tribune (yes, a Utah newspaper) is endorsing Obama:
Out of nowhere, and without proper vetting, the impetuous McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She quickly proved grievously under-equipped to step into the presidency should McCain, at 72 and with a history of health problems, die in office. More than any single factor, McCain's bad judgment in choosing the inarticulate, insular and ethically challenged Palin disqualifies him [McCain] for the presidency.
The Kansas City Star endorses Obama saying:
Palin is gloriously, fabulously unfit for duty
The Miami Herald endorses Obama:
Sen. Obama represents the best chance for America to make a clean break with the culture wars and failed policies of the past, and begin to restore the hope and promise of America as the world's greatest democracy.
The Chicago Tribune is the largest daily in Obama's hometown, however, it hasn't backed a Democrat in its 161-year history:
On Nov. 4 we're going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose. The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States.
The Los Angeles Times hasn't endorsed a presidential candidate since 1972, when it backed Richard Nixon:
The next president must make the United States a force for good again. The Times without hesitation endorses Barack Obama for president.
The Washington Post says:
The choice is made easy in part by Mr. McCain's disappointing campaign, above all his irresponsible selection of a running mate who is not ready to be president. It is made easy in larger part, though, because of our admiration for Mr. Obama and the impressive qualities he has shown during this long race.
The Denver Post says:
He's the right man to lead America back to prosperity

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