Daily Archives: October 18, 2008

"90 Percent"

“90 Percent,” which features footage from the final debate, highlights how McCain voted with Bush 90 percent of the time. McCain may not be George Bush, but he tells America himself, “I voted with the President over 90% of the timehigher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues.”

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"90 Percent"

“90 Percent,” which features footage from the final debate, highlights how McCain voted with Bush 90 percent of the time. McCain may not be George Bush, but he tells America himself, “I voted with the President over 90% of the timehigher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues.”

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Filed under 2008 Presidential Campaign, 90 percent ad, Barack Obama, John McCain

>Chicago Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president

>The historically Republican Chicago Tribune newspaper has crossed sides for the first time in its history to endorse its native son:

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. The Republicans lost control of the U.S. House and Senate in 2006 because, as we said at the time, they gave the nation rampant spending and Capitol Hill corruption. They abandoned their principles. They paid the price.

We do, though, think Obama would govern as much more of a pragmatic centrist than many people expect.

We know first-hand that Obama seeks out and listens carefully and respectfully to people who disagree with him. He builds consensus. He was most effective in the Illinois legislature when he worked with Republicans on welfare, ethics and criminal justice reform…

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Chicago Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president

The historically Republican Chicago Tribune newspaper has crossed sides for the first time in its history to endorse its native son:

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. The Republicans lost control of the U.S. House and Senate in 2006 because, as we said at the time, they gave the nation rampant spending and Capitol Hill corruption. They abandoned their principles. They paid the price.

We do, though, think Obama would govern as much more of a pragmatic centrist than many people expect.

We know first-hand that Obama seeks out and listens carefully and respectfully to people who disagree with him. He builds consensus. He was most effective in the Illinois legislature when he worked with Republicans on welfare, ethics and criminal justice reform…

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Filed under 2008 Presidential Campaign, Barack Obama, Chicago Tribune, endorsement