Quick, someone look outside to see if there are pigs flying… regardless if they’re wearing lipstick or not.
For the first time in its history, the Chicago Tribune has endorsed a Democrat for president of the United States.
From the paper;
On Nov. 4 we're going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose. […]I don’t put much stock into newspaper endorsements, but even still, this is huge.
The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States. […]
We can provide some assurance. We have known Obama since he entered politics a dozen years ago. We have watched him, worked with him, argued with him as he rose from an effective state senator to an inspiring U.S. senator to the Democratic Party's nominee for president. […]
We have tremendous confidence in his intellectual rigor, his moral compass and his ability to make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions. He is ready.
The Tribune has been in circulation for decades (since 1847) and not once… not once… has it ever endorsed a Democrat.