The Economist [of all people] endorses Obama

The presidential election

It’s time

Oct 30th 2008

America should take a chance and make Barack Obama the next leader of the free world


IT IS impossible to forecast how important any presidency will be. Back in 2000 America stood tall as the undisputed superpower, at peace with a generally admiring world. The main argument was over what to do with the federal government’s huge budget surplus. Nobody foresaw the seismic events of the next eight years. When Americans go to the polls next week the mood will be very different. The United States is unhappy, divided and foundering both at home and abroad. Its self-belief and values are under attack. Continue reading