N.Y. Post Gives Obama the Nod
The idea of any news organization associated with conservative Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch backing a liberal Democrat (egad!) such as Barack Obama may seem strange, but upon closer inspection the New York Post’s endorsement for the Democratic nomination reads less like a bid for Obama than an effort to avoid four more years of “Team Clinton” in the White House.
Wait, before you go…
New York Post:
Obama represents a fresh start.
His opponent, and her husband, stand for déjà vu all over again — a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co-presidency.
Does America really want to go through all that once again?
It will — if Sen. Clinton becomes president.
That much has become painfully apparent.
Bill Clinton’s thuggishly self-centered campaign antics conjure so many bad, sad memories that it’s hard to know where to begin.
Suffice it to say that his Peck’s-Bad-Boy smirk — the Clinton trademark — wore thin a very long time ago.
Far more to the point, Sen. Clinton could have reined him in at any time. But she chose not to — which tells the nation all it needs to know about what a Clinton II presidency would be like.
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