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Chicago Tribune Endorses Democrat For First Time Ever

For the first time in its history, the Chicago Tribune has endorsed a Democratic candidate for president, calling Barack Obama the "strongest candidate" to "lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose." More from the editorial:
"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."