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Slammed by Obama in his press conference, where it was brought up that penalizing the UN Secretary who had no direct knowledge of Benghazi attack, McCain, Graham, Ayotte, and Johnson are right now, all running for political cover… However, earlier today before they got embarrassed for looking childish, petty, inept and unmanly, they had a press conference to illustrate the 5 unanswered questions that now need answered……

5. Why were we not prepared and have enough counteractive punch in place and on the ground to prevent the loss of life in Benghazi on September 11th.

4. Why were we going on with “oh, life is normal” on the morning of September 11, 2001 when on August 6th, we had a CIA dossier that explicitly said….“Bin Laden Determined to Attack US”…. Why? Why weren’t there forces employed? How could we have been so unprepared?

3. Why were we not prepared and were caught completely off guard on January 30th, 1968 when Viet Cong and North Vietnam staged a surprise offensive that was able to take over and hold the embassy in Saigon once thought impregnable, at the same time they attacked 100 major South Vietnam towns and cities…. How could we be so unprepared?

2. Why were we not prepared and why were we surprised on the morning of December 7, 1941 when four aircraft carriers were able to navigate across half the Pacific Ocean unseen, and launch two air attacks on our sleeping crew and battleships in Pearl Harbor? This is outrageous. How could we not be so unprepared?

1. Why were we not prepared and had adequate security aboard the battleship Maine, before it was sabotaged in the harbor of Havanna on on February 15th, 1898…. 266 people died… This is outrageous. How could we be so unprepared….

These are serious concerns. They need an open hearing.

Therefore they suggested a Watergate style hearing along the lines of Iran Contra Hearings, or a 9/11 Commission to clear the air, ask tough questions and get tough answers…. The order of importance they should start with, should be item number one and work their way back up to the least important intelligence failing of them all…. Benghazi.

It is called: perspective.

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So, can someone tell me again, why we shouldn’t tax the rich, and instead, balance the budget on the backs of everyone else?…….

I seem to be missing that little detail where that all makes sense……

Many of the areas hit by the storm had also been hit by Irene. In New Jersey’s Hamilton Township, Tom Jacobsen also recalled heavy spring flooding and a particularly heavy winter before that.

“I’m starting to think we really ticked off Mother Nature somehow, because we’ve been getting spanked by her for about a year now,” he said while grabbing some coffee at a convenience store…..


On the fifth day of protests, still 20,000 showed up in Tbilisi to protest their president’s mismanagement of last summer’s war…

If you can remember, he launched an attack upon the Russians in South Ossetia at the insistence of Karl Rove and John McCain’s campaign chairman, in order to create an international crises that was hoped to make Obama appear unready to hold the reins of power..

The ploy backfired all around, and especially in Georgia, where the Russians quickly set up a defensive perimeter and Georgia was left wondering who their president was representing… them? or an American political party half a world away….

His opponents say the 41-year-old leader has made too many mistakes to remain in power until 2013. They have a point.

The twenty thousand who showed up on the fifth day, is down from the 60,000 who originally protested on Thursday… That gives Mikheil some breathing room… In central Asia, protest are supposed to grow on succeeding days… not diminish.

The protesters are asking for Saakashvili’s resignation, but with diminishing turnout, it appears that will not happen… For his part, Mikheil has asked to engage in discussions with the opposition to obtain some form of resolution… Most believe some funding of the opposition is coming across the border from Russia… since no one has money in Georgia anymore….

Ironically both Mikheil and Barack got their original funding from the same person…. George Saros…

Today “State Department Spokesman Richard Aker told reporters Friday that the U.S. had no stance on whether Saakashvili, (whom the U.S. vigorously supported during the conflict with Russia last July over breakaway provinces South Ossetia and Abkhazia) should step down. Aker said any question of political leadership was an “internal Georgian matter” and stated that the U.S. supports the right to peaceful public protest.”

The current leadership has learned how NOT to behave from its predecessor… We are fortunate for their wisdom….

The reason we are in an economic mess right now…. and the reason you are losing…

Is because the wealth was NOT spread…

Bottom line.


Bottom line.

Below are a series of talking points culled from the pages of very conservative Republican Papers, endorsing Barack Obama over Republican John McCain…..

A subtle reminder: these words come from the “Conservative Media”…..

Obama appears to possess the tools to confront our myriad and daunting problems. He’s thoughtful and analytical. He has met his opponents’ attacks with calm and reasoned responses. Viewers of the debates saw a poised, well-prepared plausible president with well-articulated positions on the bread-and-butter issues that poll after poll indicate are the true concerns of voters. While Arizona Sen. John McCain and his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have struck an increasingly personal and negative tone in their speeches, Obama has continued to talk about issues of substance….. Perhaps the worst mistake McCain made in his campaign for the White House was the choice of the inexperienced and inflammatory Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Had he selected a moderate, experienced Republican lawmaker such as Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison with a strong appeal to independents, the Chronicle’s choice for an endorsement would have been far more difficult. The Houston Chronicle

The Arizona senator quieted many of his early Republican critics by naming Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 44, as his running mate. She ignited the base with “drill, baby, drill” speeches and unapologetic social conservatism, as evidenced by her pro-life, teach-creationism stands…….
But that brilliant short-term tactic has proved a flawed long-term strategy. Palin’s once-captivating newness and tough-gal persona have given way to serious questions about her understanding of checks-and-balances governing on a national level. While she may be an entertaining master of the politician’s fine art of the memorable one-liner, she inspires little confidence in her readiness to be commander in chief
. Fort Worth Star Telegram

In the third and final debate last week, John McCain, the Republican senator from Arizona, tried to bait him into the gutter, but Obama refused to get down there. Political wisdom dictates that candidates who are attacked return double the fire directed at them. Obama responded calmly, defending himself but declining to respond in kind. Now that’s change. Austin American Statesman.

Obama represents what we all profess to love about our country: an intelligent youngster who grew beyond his family’s modest circumstances to earn an Ivy League education and eventually win a seat in the U.S. Senate and from there launch a bid for the presidency. That experience makes him best suited to show the world that the United States is still the shining city on the hill that President Reagan envisioned. Austin American Statesman.

In unsteady times, it may seem obvious to gravitate toward the veteran politician, but in this campaign, it’s been the newcomer who has had the steady hand. The Denver Post

Republicans love to mock Obama’s history as a community organizer. But here was a man with no money to offer, no patronage to dispense, no way to punish his opponents. All he could do was to work with people from all walks of life, liberals and conservatives, business people and the unemployed, and bring them together in common cause for a better community. Could there really be better preparation to reunite a worried and divided America to again pursue our “more perfect union”? The Denver Post

Many Americans say they’re uneasy about Obama. He’s pretty new to them. We can provide some assurance. We have known Obama since he entered politics a dozen years ago. We have watched him, worked with him, argued with him as he rose from an effective state senator to an inspiring U.S. senator to the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. We have tremendous confidence in his intellectual rigor, his moral compass and his ability to make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions. He is ready. Chicago Tribune

This endorsement makes some history for the Chicago Tribune. This is the first time the newspaper has endorsed the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. Chicago Tribune

The Republican Party, the party of limited government, has lost its way. The government ran a $237 billion surplus in 2000, the year before Bush took office — and recorded a $455 billion deficit in 2008. We might have counted on John McCain to correct his party’s course. It is, though, hard to figure John McCain these days. He argued that President Bush’s tax cuts were fiscally irresponsible, but he now supports them.Chicago Tribune

McCain failed in his most important executive decision. Give him credit for choosing a female running mate–but he passed up any number of supremely qualified Republican women who could have served. Having called Obama not ready to lead, McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. But it’s clear she is not prepared to step in at a moment’s notice and serve as president. McCain put his campaign before his country.Chicago Tribune

But McCain has been a less impressive candidate this year than when he ran for president in 2000. Although claiming to be a change agent, he is following in Bush’s footsteps on everything from the war in Iraq to tax breaks that favor the wealthy over the middle class. The Kansas City Star

Despite his age and previous health problems, McCain chose a vice presidential candidate who is so clearly unqualified for high office that the thought of her stepping into the presidency is frightening. That irresponsible decision casts serious doubt on McCain’s judgment at this point in his political career. The Kansas City Star

Obama wants judges who won’t favor the strong at the expense of the weak. He offers hope for a Supreme Court that would reject excessive executive power and protect precious freedoms. The Kansas City Star

We have thrown our support behind Obama, 47, because he is the candidate who is best equipped to face the challenges that the 21st century has brought. While his eloquence and oratory skills are well documented even by his critics, he also has the ability to reach out to average Americans in an effort to help improve their lives. Southwest News Herald (IL)

But what we find refreshing about Obama is his ideas. He spoke against the Iraq War while many of his current colleagues meekly went along with the brass-knuckle tactics of the Bush administration. He is right in saying that we lost our focus in the fight against terror — mainly not concentrating on Afghanistan and the borders along Pakistan. Our chances of capturing Osama bin Laden, who is acknowledge as the guiding force behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, would have been better served if we focused on the area where Taliban and al-Qaida originally thrived. Southwest News Herald (IL)

In the past eight years, the policies and ideologies that have animated the Bush administration have proved disastrous in almost every field of endeavor, from foreign policy to economics to relatively straightforward tasks such as responding to natural disasters…However, in his current role as Republican nominee, McCain has yet to explain how most of his proposed policies and approaches differ from those of the current president. From deregulation of Wall Street and tax cuts that favor the richest 5 percent of Americans to a more aggressive foreign policy, McCain’s approach now reflects the same Republican orthodoxy that has governed this country since 2000. Time and again, he has been offered chances to explain how his philosophy differs from that of the current president, and he has not been able to do so. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A third term under another Republican president would inevitably be populated by much the same cast of GOP staffers, executives and bureaucrats that has run Washington for so long and with such disastrous results. McCain’s campaign staff illustrates that problem perfectly because it is populated by many of the same people who ran previous Bush campaigns. They are also still trying to run the same basic Republican playbook that the party has used since 1980. In fact, the competence of McCain’s campaign staff is itself cause to question the candidate’s executive abilities. To some degree, the rigors of creating and running a campaign organization can be a test of the skills needed to create and run an administration. And even many Republicans acknowledge that the McCain campaign has been poorly organized and erratic, lurching from one crisis to another without the sense of a strong hand at the tiller. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

And of course, the most unfortunate evidence of that “strategic incoherence and operational incompetence” was McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a person utterly unprepared for the high post in question. The contrast with the campaign run by Barack Obama could not be more stark. More than a year ago, when he was still a long shot without much money, Obama somehow managed to attract a staff talented and disciplined enough to defeat Hillary Clinton and the Clinton machine in the Democratic primaries. It has since gone on to demonstrate a great deal of political discipline, skill and innovation, running a 21st century campaign that appeals to 21st century America. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Obama mounted an extraordinary grass-roots campaign, raised gobs of cash, and showed great fortitude and equanimity in the face of the Clinton juggernaut. He endured, and once the nomination was his, he set about uniting his divided party with an impressive display of magnanimity and diplomacy. John McCain, meanwhile, crushed Mitt Romney to gain his party’s nomination, but then blundered badly by not bringing the business-savvy Romney onto the ticket. Romney would have shored up. The Salt Lake Tribune

Then, out of nowhere, and without proper vetting, the impetuous McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She quickly proved grievously underequipped to step into the presidency should McCain, at 72 and with a history of health problems, die in office. More than any single factor, McCain’s bad judgment in choosing the inarticulate, insular and ethically challenged Palin disqualifies him for the presidency. The Salt Lake Tribune

Still, we have compelling reasons for endorsing Obama on his merits alone. Under the most intense scrutiny and attacks from both parties, Obama has shown the temperament, judgment, intellect and political acumen that are essential in a president that would lead the United States out of the crises created by President Bush, a complicit Congress and our own apathy. The Salt Lake Tribune

Indeed, we see too many of Bush’s failed policies in McCain’s recipe for recovery. The country desperately needs a new and well-defined road map for the 21st century and leadership that can unite the country behind it. We believe that Barack Obama can give us both. The Salt Lake Tribune

Running a campaign is similar to running an administration. It requires that the leader set the tone; that he manage a complex organization; that he chart a nimble course in the face of changing circumstances; that he choose subordinates judiciously; that he exercise good judgment under pressure. An effective campaign is the prelude to a well-run office.  Sen. Obama has acquitted himself superbly, masterminding a marathon run with focus, discipline and a knack for assembling a talented team. He communicates across lines of age, class and ethnicity. He listens and he learns. His ability to beat the Clintons, past masters of electoral politics, showed tough leadership and organizational qualities. The Times-Picayune

And, yes, consider Senator Obama’s culturally complex national and international background, and that he has known both affluence and poverty. He has, in short, been informed by a very rich set of experiences, some very challenging emotionally and intellectually, that should strengthen his capacity for national and international leadership. The Providence Journal

John McCain, of course, is an impressive leader — with a record for bravery and independence. But in his effort to gain the support of the Republican base, he has cast off some of the ideals that for a long time made him so attractive to us. While he used to be a deficit hawk, who warned about the effects on our over-indebted society of federal budget deficits, in this election cycle he has backed continued big tax cuts weighted to the wealthy. He has also supported some of the Bush administration’s constitutionally flawed policies in the “War on Terror.” The Providence Journal

It has been a historic campaign, and Sen. Obama’s would be a presidency unimaginable not so long ago. But there is more, much more, than race as a defining fact in his unique ability to unite the disparate threads of this country. He represents a departure from the political model that casts fear like a net over the country, paralyzing us and our better angels into submission. That’s the legacy of the Bush years. New Jersey Star-Ledger

His opponent, on the other hand, has employed a variety of what can only be called gim micks. Rather than pandering to voters, Sen. Obama has leveled with us. New Jersey Star-Ledger

A year ago, John McCain, the Republican candidate for president, would have had our vote. In terms of experience, political courage and willingness to work with political opponents, McCain’s record towered above that of Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate. But this admirable man has transformed himself into a partisan Republican at a time when the public temper demands a change of political climate, and his unregulated market beliefs lay in shambles along with many of the world’s financial systems. New Haven Register

Palin’s opposition to abortion, even in the case of rape or incest, is a reminder of the Republicans’ willingness to use government to intrude on deeply personal choices when they controlled Congress. McCain shares her abortion stance. New Haven Register

Equally troubling is McCain’s choice of a running mate who thinks creationism should be taught as an alternative to evolution, invokes God to justify political decisions and suggested banning books from her town’s library.New Haven Register

McCain now wants to make permanent the Bush tax cuts that he once opposed. Those cuts have largely favored the rich and helped fuel the federal budget deficit. Obama would shift the balance to put more of the tax burden on the rich, where it belongs. Under Obama’s tax plan, a married couple with two children and a gross income of $1 million would pay $35,500 more in taxes. Under McCain’s plan, they would pay $6,100 less,New Haven Register

Obama has the brighter view on education, breaking with his party on charter schools and merit pay, and proposing AmeriCorps-style civic duty and tax credits to help pay for college. Naples Daily News

Obama has the intellect needed to comprehend the complexities of the times and the ability to articulate his positions clearly and eloquently. He can inspire, and we believe he will be able to bring out the best in the American people at a time when our best will be needed. He also offers the best hope for building coalitions and winning back the support of our friends abroad, which he recognizes is critical, not only to help win the war on terrorism but to restore order in the world financial markets. McCain has burned too many bridges to lead at home or in the international arena. His abrasiveness and that of running mate Sarah Palin during the debates, at their rallies and in their barrage of attack ads have been in sharp contrast to the respectful presidential manner of Obama. Asbury Park Press

While Obama’s résumé may be thin, his talents and abilities are anything but. In the nearly two years since his announcement, Obama has inspired a flock of new voters who are excited about the U.S. political system for the first time in their lives. He has demonstrated steady leadership and a keen intellect at a time when those qualities are most needed. La Cruses Sun News

The election of Obama on Nov. 4 does not guarantee that he will be able to deliver immediately on the ambitious agenda of change that he has been discussing and developing with Americans for the past 20 months. Nor will his selection solve the world’s economic crisis. But electing Obama next month does declare to the entire world that a new, positive and optimistic course has been set for America, with attainable and desirable goals that will lift up the 305 million people who call this country home. Hamilton Journal News

We have squandered the sympathy, support and respect that the rest of the world offered us on Sept. 12, 2001. We have gone from fretting pompously about our role as the “world’s policeman” in the post-Cold War era to being the world’s most prominent debtor. Our policies and direction must change.Hamilton Journal News

Some great signal of a new beginning is needed. Obama, far more than his opponent, Republican Sen. John McCain, can send that signal. And then President Obama can get down to business. In addition to wanting to see a new tone in Washington, we have more confidence that an Obama administration can steer the country onto a sounder course than a McCain administration can. The Repository Canton OH

Obama is much more in tune with the struggles of the middle class, and his tax plan would benefit many more Americans than McCain’s proposals would. According to the nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, middle-class families would save about $1,118 a year under Obama’s plan, but only $325 under McCain’s. Obama’s plan also would increase the deficit less than McCain’s — $3.5 trillion by 2018, compared to $5 trillion, the center calculates. The Repository Canton OH

This editorial board found two things that should be marginal concerns kept coming up as make-or-break issues. And they added plenty of heat to the discussion. McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin for a running mate seems as shockingly amateurish and ill-advised today as it was in August. Nothing that has happened on the campaign trail has changed this. The spirit of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove seems to be the energizing force of the McCain/Palin Express, and it’s the opposite of straight talk. Slimy campaigning is headed for another all-time high. While the nation is seeking guidance on economic and national defense problems of momentous proportion, this election seems to hinge on the guilt-by-association grenades that Republicans keep lobbing up, hoping to bring down Obama. The Express Times – Easton PA

If this is a manual for how a McCain/Palin partnership would guide the nation out of a morass, we’d opt for Bob Barr or Ralph Nader first. Their campaigns look like beacons of integrity in comparison.The Express Times – Easton PA

But as we examined leadership qualities of both men, we saw Obama’s massive strides in uniting his own Democratic party, even reaching beyond his party to speak to all Americans. McCain, in stark contrast, continues to slog through a fractious Republican Party that often is his worst enemy. It takes strong leadership skills to enlist record numbers of volunteers and to continually explore new heights in the polls, as Obama methodically demonstrates. The Columbian (WA)

As for judgment, Obama chose a running mate who neither hurt him in the polls nor diverted the spotlight from the main man on the ticket. McCain’s choice has done both. McCain tries to masquerade this recklessness as the virtue of a maverick. Would he use that same recklessness in appointing Supreme Court justices and Cabinet members? Which candidate in recent weeks has shown a presidential demeanor? Which could best restore worldwide respect for the U.S.? Which man has tried to soothe — not stoke — rancor in the homestretch of this campaign? Clearly, that man is Obama. The Columbian (WA)

Beyond these issues, let’s review two popular but empty charges against Obama. His supposed lack of experience, history reveals, is a red herring. His 12 years in elected office are more than Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan each brought to the presidency. Too young at 47? Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton were younger. (Also on the subject of age, is McCain too old at 72? Certainly not.) The Columbian (WA)

America’s comparison between the upstart reformer and the venerable war hero inexorably returns to the qualities of leadership and judgment. Obama wins that comparison, and his message of partnerships at home and abroad seals the deal for us. The Columbian (WA)

Sarah Palin. The governor of Alaska took the national political scene by storm, and by surprise, when McCain picked her as his running mate. Palin has obvious appeal to the conservative wing of the Republican party, and her outspoken, folksy ways brought her a lot of attention for a while. But her 15 minutes of fame in the national spotlight are over. On the campaign trail, we’re not seeing the kind of substance, depth and breadth of experience that’s necessary in someone a heartbeat away from the presidency. Obama’s pick, veteran Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, is head and shoulders above Palin. His years of experience and expertise in foreign affairs are strong complements to Obama. Obama may be the least experienced of the two presidential candidates, but he has demonstrated the savvy, reasoned countenance and willingness to look at new ideas that are sorely needed in the White House. The nation has had enough of the shoot-from-the-hip policymaking that has seemed so much a part of the Bush II presidency. In short, Obama/Biden is a much stronger ticket than McCain/Palin. Yakima Herald (WA)

Obama is convincing in his call for a new kind of politics in Washington. His life story and history-making bid for the White House also have forced the rest of the world to view America in a new and more positive way. An Obama presidency will immediately give America more clout and credibility around the globe. It will immediately win over and win back allies and friends. As much as other nations may fear American power and influence, they fear our potential decline even more. American must not decline. America must remain a beacon of freedom, democracy, innovation and prosperity. And that’s why voting for the first-term senator is worth the risk. Wisconsin State Journal

These Conservatives looked deep in their hearts, and found Obama actually represents their vision of Conservatism… better than McCain…. If the brightest of America’s conservatives feel that way….. shouldn’t you do as well?

Consider Obama… He is what both sides feel this country needs….

Ok…So it is really no surprise when papers like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The LA Times came out for Obama for president — but the Anchorage Daily News? Governor Sarah Palin lost the endorsement of her hometown paper – Alaska’s biggest newspaper.

For the first time ever, an Alaskan is making a serious bid for national office, and in doing so she brings broad attention and recognition not only to herself, but also to the state she leads.

Many Alaskans are proud to see their governor, and their state, so prominent on the national stage.

Gov. Palin’s nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency — but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation.

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen. McCain.

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.

Are you still making up your mind, perhaps wondering whether to trust Obama’s wisdom, or still fear his inexperience? Are you skeptical that both sides are throwing up ads touting their own attributes and negatively diminishing the attributes held by the other?

Well, you are in luck.. I have given you the editorial pages of Republican Papers who backed Bush in 2004 and 2000, who have always been conservative, and who are rejecting the campaign of John McCain and supporting Barack Obama for President…. Just stop for a moment and think…. Republican papers endorsing Obama… Republicans…Republicans… who after looking at all the evidence, made their choice for Obama….

Now you must ask yourself… If the editorial boards of Republican Newspapers are endorsing Obama, and telling everyone within their areas of circulation TO VOTE FOR OBAMA, just how harmful can he be? Obviously, not very… If Republican newspapers think he is the better candidate,….. should you not too? Remember, it is very hard to admit you were wrong… So for these editorial boards to even consider endorsing Obama, means that they looked over every tiny piece of evidence out there to justify John McCain…. and in doing so, they unequivocally voted hands down to give their public approval to Obama….

And I want to stress, just one more time if you did not catch it… THESE ARE NOT LIBERAL MAIN STREAM MEDIA OUTLETS… They are very strict conservatives: in their eyes, it is Obama who holds hope out for our nations future… McCain is four more years of Bush….

Some of the best awe inspiring writing read all year… is included below…..

The Houston Chronicle

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Austin American Statesman

The Denver Post

The Chicago Tribune

Kansas City Star

Southwest News-Herald (Ill.)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Salt Lake Tribune

The Times-Picayune of New Orleans

Providence Journal

Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.

The New Haven Register

Naples (FL) Daily News

Asbury Park Press

Las Cruces Sun News

Hamilton (OH) Journal-News

The Repository (Canton OH)

The Express Times (Easton PA)

The Columbian (WA)

Yakima Herald-Republic

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)



Here is the full list comprised by Editor and Publisher.

(B) = Bush; (K) = Kerry; (N) = No Endorsement Represent the view during 2004’s Election

134 daily newspapers total (not updated this weekend)
More than 15 million daily circulation total

Tuscaloosa News (K): 32,768

The Argus (Fremont) (K): 26,749
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek) (K): 183,086
Daily Breeze (Torrance) (B): 66,599
Daily News (Los Angeles) (K): 137,344
Daily Review (Hayward) (K): 30,704
The Fresno Bee (K): 150,334
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario) (B): 53,903
La Opinion (Los Angeles) (K): 114,892
Long Beach Press Telegram (B): 85,595
Los Angeles Times (N): 773,884
Marin Independent-Journal (K): 31,909
Merced Sun Star (K): 15,015
The Modesto Bee (K): 78,001
The Monterey County Herald (K): 28,933
Oakland Tribune (K): 96,535
Pasadena Star-News (B): 27,894
San Gabriel Valley Tribune (B): 40,051
San Mateo Daily Journal: 14,800
The (Stockton) Record (B): 57,486
The Sacramento Bee (K): 288,755
San Bernardino Sun (B): 54,315
San Francisco Chronicle (K): 370,345
San Jose Mercury News (K): 234,772
San Mateo County Times (K): 25,982
Santa Cruz Sentinel (K): 23,290
Tri-Valley Herald (B): 29,759

Aspen Daily News (K): 12,500
The Aurora Sentinel (K): 46,000
Boulder Camera (K): 28,994
Cortez Journal (K): 6,700
The Denver Post (B): 225,193
The Durango Herald (K): 8,870
Gunnison Country Times (N): 4,000
Ouray County Plaindealer (K): 3,000
Vail Daily: 10,525

New Haven Register (B): 72,613

The News Journal (Wilmington) (K): 110,171

The Washington Post (K): 673,180

Daytona Beach News-Journal (K): 99,627
Miami Herald (K): 240,223
Naples Daily-News (B): 66,272
Orlando Sentinel (K): 227,593
The Palm Beach Post (K): 164,474
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (K): 114,904

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (K): 326,907

Honolulu Star-Bulletin (K): 64,305

Idaho Statesman (K): 61,927

Chicago Tribune (B): 541,663
Chicago Sun-Times (K): 312,274
Daily Herald (Arlington) (K): 143,152
>>> Lake County News-Sun (Waukegan) (B): 16,899
Rockford Register Star (K): 55,913
Southwest News-Herald (K): 9,300

The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne) (K): 64,304
Palladium-Item (Richmond) (B): 15,453

IOWA (3)
The Hawk Eye (Burlington) (K): 18,921
Mason City Globe Gazette (B): 17,666
The Storm Lake Times (K): 3,200

The Ledger Independent (Maysville)
Lexington Herald-Leader (K):109,624

Bangor Daily News (K): 55,627
Brunswick Times-Record (K): 9,317

The Boston Globe (K): 350,605
North Adams Transcript: 5,949
The Standard-Times (New Bedford) (K): 30,306

Detroit Free Press (K): 308,944
Michigan Chronicle (Detroit) (N): 31,872
The Muskegon Chronicle (K): 41,114

St. Cloud Times (K): 25,868

Columbia Daily Tribune (K): 18,131
The Kansas City Star (K): 252,785
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (K): 255,057

Las Vegas Sun (K): 174,341

Concord Monitor (K): 19,885
Nashua Telegraph (K): 24,272

Asbury Park Press (Neptune) (B): 140,882

Las Cruces Sun-News (B): 21,341
Santa Fe New Mexican (K): 25,249

Buffalo News (K): 178,365
Daily News (B): 703,137
The Daily Star (Oneonta) (K): 14,391
el Diario (K): 53,856
The New York Times (K)

Asheville Citizen-Times (K): 50,160
The Daily Reflector (Greenville) (K): 21,703
Durham Herald-Sun (N): 32,845
News & Observer (Raleigh) (K): 176,083
Wilmington Star-News (K): 47,620

OHIO (9)
Akron Beacon-Journal (K): 119,929
The Blade (Toledo) (K): 119,901
Dayton Daily News (K): 116,690
Hamilton Journal-News (B): 19,432
Middletown Journal: 17,285
The Repository (Canton) (B): 65,789
The Times-Reporter (New Philadelphia) (B): 22,428
Springfield News-Sun (K): 24,684
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (N): 330,280

Muskogee Phoenix (K)

>>> Corvallis Gazette-Times: 12,092
The Daily Astorian (Astoria) (K): 8,263
Mail Tribune (Medford) (K): 30,349
The Oregonian (Portland) (K): 304,399
Register-Guard (Eugene) (K): 67,400
Statesman-Journal (Salem) (K): 47,152
Yamhill Valley News-Register (McMinnville) (B): 10,921

The Daily Item (Sunbury) (N): 24,879
The Express-Times (Easton) (B): 44,561
>>>Philadelphia Daily News (K)
Philadelphia Inquirer (K): 334,150
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (K): 214,374

Chattanooga Times (K): 71,716
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) (K): 146,961
The (Nashville) Tennessean (K): 161,131

Austin American-Statesman (B): 170,309
The Eagle (Bryan-College Station): 21,654
Houston Chronicle (B): 494,131
Longview News-Journal (K): 27,590
The Lufkin Daily News (K): 12,225

UTAH (1)
The Salt Lake Tribune (B): 121,699

Burlington Free Press (K): 41,901

Falls Church News-Press (K): 30,500

The Columbian (B): 44,623
The News Tribune (Tacoma) (K): 111,778
The Olympian (Olympia) (K): 30,755
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (K): 129,563
The Seattle Times (K): 220,883
Tri-City Herald (K): 40,830
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (K): 13,624
Yakima Herald-Republic (B): 38,077

The Charleston Gazette (K): 48,061
Huntington Herald-Dispatch (K): 27,463

The Capital Times (Madison) (K): 16,335
Stevens Point Journal
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (B): 87,930

52 daily newspapers total
More than 4,139,700 daily circulation total

Bakersfield Californian (B) 59,433
Napa Valley Register (B): 16,283
Riverside Press-Enterprise (B): 164,189
The San Francisco Examiner (B): 80,000
San Diego Union-Tribune (B): 288,669

Mountain Valley News (Cedaredge): 2,000
The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction) (B): 31,349
The Pueblo Chieftain (B): 49,169
Daily Times-Call (Longmont) (B): 21,127

The Register Citizen (Torrington) (B): 8,217

The Washington DC Examiner (N): 100,073

Bradenton Herald (K): 48,618
Cape Coral Daily Breeze: 2,015
Palatka Daily News: 11,000
Tampa Tribune: 220,522

IOWA (1)
The Messenger (Fort Dodge) (B): 16,355

The Baltimore Examiner (N): 50,000

Boston Herald (B): 182,350
The (Lowell) Sun (B): 44,439

The Detroit News: 188,171

The Journal (New Ulm) (B): 7,920

McCook Daily Gazette: 5,903

Foster’s Daily Democrat (B): 22,547
Union Leader (Manchester) (B): 51,782

Roswell Daily Record: 11,700

Las Vegas Review-Journal (B): 174,341

New York Post (B): 702,488

Fargo Forum (B): 48,303

OHIO (2)
Columbus Dispatch (B): 199,524
The (Findlay) Courier (B): 22,319

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise: 18,400

Bend Bulletin (B): 32,455

Public Opinion (Chambersburg) (N): 16,679
The Sentinel (Lewistown) (B): 11,863

>>> The State (Columbia) (B)

The Chattanooga Free Press (B): 71,716
The Jackson Sun (K): 32,121
The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville) (B): 20,354

Amarillo Globe-News (B): 44,764
Beaumont Enterprise (B): 45,684
Corpus Christi Caller-Times (K): 53,368
Dallas Morning News (B): 368,313
Kerrville Daily Times: 8,971
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (B): 49,094
San Antonio Express-News (B): 225,447
Times Record News (Wichita Falls) (N): 28,888
Tyler Morning Telegraph: 35,598

The Daily News Record (Harrisonburg): 30,908
Daily Press (Newport News) (K): 91,508
The Winchester Star (B): 20,218

(Spokane) Spokesman-Review (B): 89,779

Wheeling News-Register (B): 12,821


OBAMA (18)
Arkansas Times (Little Rock)
The Bowdoin Orient (Bowdoin College)
The Chronicle (Duke University)
Cincinnati CityBeat
City Newspaper (Rochester, NY)
EPG News
Hunterdon Review (Clinton, NJ)
Independent Weekly (North Carolina)
New York Observer
News-Register (McMinnville, OR)
The Pacific Northwest Inlander (Spokane, WA)
San Diego CityBeat
Santa Barbara Independent (California)
Santa Monica Mirror (California)
The Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg)
Windsor Beacon (Colorado)
Metro Santa Cruz (California)

The Garden City News (New York)
Lampasas Dispatch Record (Texas)
River Falls Journal (Wisconsin)
Wharton Journal-Spectator (Texas)


Abilene Reporter-News
Colorado Springs Gazette
Fort Meyers News-Press
Mountain Home News (Idaho)
Springfield News-Leader
The Record Searchlight (California)
Waco Tribune Herald (Texas)

In reading… the key determinations throwing support to Obama were the three following.

1) McCain’s choice for Vice President. (did I say she was hot?)

2) Obama’s cool and steady hand throughout both his primary and general election campaign.

3) The cadre of intelligent and respected men surrounding Obama, advising him on economics, foreign policy, environment, etc…… compared to those running McCain’s campaign.

“If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”

If Fox News is so disgusted that IT says this about McCain when the reports first came out…… then I guess it’s over.

Ok… so someday you hope to be making $250,000…

So you’re mad at the Obama tax cut which helps you now?…


I suppose that is what happens when running a troubled campaign and one grasps at straws…  Sort of like a surprise VP nomination, right?

Four years of impulsive guesses does not make a viable strategy….