Posted by: Patrick Barbanes | October 18, 2008

Denver Post Praises Community Organizing, Endorses Obama

As the wave of newspaper and media endorsements of Obama comes rolling in, one in particular stood out. In the Denver Post’s endorsement of Obama, they note that his community organizer background will help Obama’s administration, and was part of their reasoning in deciding whom to endorse. Take THAT, Sarah and Rudy!

What’s the chance that Obama will reach out in such a bipartisan fashion? Actually, he has a long record of doing exactly that. We don’t mean his brief tenure in the Senate so much as his successful run as a community organizer in Chicago.

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”?

If Americans were only worried about foreign affairs, McCain’s stalwart service in the military and experience on the national stage would make him the more credible commander in chief. But our eyes have turned homeward and, in this hour, Obama has the eloquence and vision to bring us back together.

Read the entire endorsement here: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_10741576

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