Anchorage Daily News Endorses Sen. Obama

Alaska’s largest newspaper has endorsed Sen. Obama for president.

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.

Since his early acknowledgement that economic policy is not his strong suit, Sen. McCain has stumbled and fumbled badly in dealing with the accelerating crisis as it emerged. He declared that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” at 9 a.m. one day and by 11 a.m. was describing an economy in crisis. He is both a longtime advocate of less market regulation and a supporter of the huge taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailout. His behavior in this crisis – erratic is a kind description – shows him to be ill-equipped to lead the essential effort of reining in a runaway financial system and setting an anxious nation on course to economic recovery.

That’s a Maverick newspaper!!

Undoubtedly, this isn’t one of the “vast variety of sources where [she] gets [her] news.”

Why would she get her news from an elitist city like Anchorage? They’re a bunch of arugala eaters.

They are probably in cahoots with Putin … as he is about to rear his head.

As a former Alaskan, I approve of this message.

I also. Though the fact that the ADN has no real compitition makes bucking the prevailing political climate an almost consequence free act. If Anchorage residents want a real local newspaper they’re stuck with ADN.

Yeah. Just like the one gas station in Eureka.