A pretty full-throated endorsement of Obama in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with a strong finish:
That the argument about issues has been essentially won by Sen. Obama is plain from the scurrilous attacks now being launched against his character — increasingly by Ms. Palin — alleging guilt by association, unpatriotic behavior and worse.
This closing blizzard of slime is another attempt to spread the wizard’s curtain further: Don’t look at how the economy has impoverished you while a Republican has been in the White House, look at Mr. Obama’s passing acquaintance with an old radical who did bad deeds almost 40 years ago, because that is more important.
Yes, they apparently do think the American people are that stupid.
On Nov. 4, we believe Americans will heed the better angels of their nature and recognize that the election of the eloquent Barack Obama — whose story is a quintessentially American one of impossible odds overcome — will best answer the pressing call of history.
Good for them.
Despite the polls and the trends, I still think it is 50/50 that Obama wins. I wish I could be more optimistic, but I can’t right now.