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Chicago Tribune Endorses Obama for President

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Chicago Tribune Endorses Obama for President

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The Chicago Tribune is endorsing Barack Obama for president, marking the first time the newspaper has supported a Democrat. In an editorial posted on its Web site, the Tribune says the country needs a president who can lead it through a “perilous time” and restore “a common sense of national purpose.” It says Obama’s the best candidate to do that. The newspaper says Obama has what it takes to “make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions.”

The Tribune says it likes Republican John McCain. But it also says the party of limited government has lost its way and Republicans have abandoned their principles. It criticizes McCain for responding to the economic crisis with an “angry, populist message.”

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