Today, Alaska's largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.
The newspaper dished Senator McCain for stumbling and fumbling in dealing with the current economic crisis in the U.S., and their own governor for lack of V.P. qualifications. They showered Obama with praise for his reaction to the crises, writing, "In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand."
They wrote that, "Of the two candidates, Sen. Obama better understands the mortgage meltdown's root causes and has the judgment and intelligence to shape a solution, as well as the leadership to rally the country behind it." [Few people know that Obama's father was one of Africa's leading authorities in economics when he was alive.]
Of their own Governor Sarah Palin they wrote that she has demonstrated success as governor, but that few would argue that Palin is truly ready to step into the job of being leader of the free world. Her passion, charisma and strong work ethic are not substitutes for what she lacks in necessary skills to be one heartbeat from the leader of the free world. They not only found Palin a risky choice at this moment in history, but Senator McCain as well, and indicated Alaskans would not let the fact that their governor was on the ticket cloud their good judgment when they vote.