LA Times Endorses Obama

Depending on which political pundit you talk to, they’ll either tell you endorsements do matter or they don’t.  It’s one of those aspects to a campaign that is very difficult to measure.  This is especially true for newspaper endorsements.

But I think this endorsement is as big as a newspaper endorsement can get.

The LA Times only happens to be the largest paper in one of the most delegate rich states up for grabs on Tuesday, and even better, it services a region in California that probably leans more towards Hillary.  On top of this, the timing is perfect not only due to the proximity to Super Tuesday but also in that it continues a long line of momentum building events that have occured this week.

In their pitch to sell Obama over Hillary, the knocks it out of the park on the last paragraph:

In the language of metaphor, Clinton is an essay, solid and reasoned; Obama is a poem, lyric and filled with possibility. Clinton would be a valuable and competent executive, but Obama matches her in substance and adds something that the nation has been missing far too long — a sense of aspiration.

Coming into this final week of campaigning, the Obama camp knew what it had to do; keep the mitigate Florida, survive the debate, and pray for every single endorsement that could possibly come their way.

Florida never became much of an issue, and was, I think, hindered by the fact that Hillary was a little under handed in dealing with the state, the debate, as you have undoubtedly heard by now, went swimmingly with the general consensus seeming to come up a tie with Obama getting the edge over Hillary on foreign policy, and as for endorsements, they just keep on coming.

My buddy Mark has a damn solid bead on how Super Tuesday is likely to play out, and admittedly, it’s not the ideal scenario.  But given everything that’s going on, adding this endorsement to it, Obama is going into Super Tuesday in just about the best shape possible.

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