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Sun-Times on Obama: Us, Too!

By Prescott Carlson in News on Oct 18, 2008 2:10PM

Incredibly anti-climactic and completely expected after the Tribune's surprise endorsement of Barack Obama for president yesterday, the Bright One's editorial board has officially announced that they, too, are backing our home town Senator for the top spot:

We agree with Sen. Obama on many of the most pressing issues of the day.

He is right when he says America must be open to talking to its adversaries. He is right when he says America must lose the swagger abroad and repair its standing in the world. He is right when he says America must stand with Israel.

Sen. Obama is right in his prescriptions for the economy, though they need expansion and vetting. He is right in his compassionate but fiscally prudent plan -- unlike Sen. McCain's plan -- to help millions of homeowners avoid foreclosure.

And Sen. Obama is right on energy policy. We support his proposals to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil by a host of means -- domestic drilling and nuclear energy, to be sure, but also an unprecedented national commitment to developing wind power, solar power and other forms of "clean" energy.