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Anchorage Daily News Endorses Obama.

October 26, 2008

It’s pretty much a mortal lock that McCain/Palin wins Alaska’s three electoral votes anyway, but the Anchorage Daily News has thrown their support behind Barack Obama nonetheless.

Only significant because this is probably the one news organization that actually has anything resembling depth of knowledge when it comes to McCain’s VP pick.

Gov. Palin has shown the country why she has been so successful in her young political career. Passionate, charismatic and indefatigable, she draws huge crowds and sows excitement in her wake. She has made it clear she’s a force to be reckoned with, and you can be sure politicians and political professionals across the country have taken note. Her future, in Alaska and on the national stage, seems certain to be played out in the limelight.

Yet despite her formidable gifts, few 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.

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