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10.20.2008

election watch

Early voting begins in Texas today, and with very high turnout expected this year, if you've already decided on your candidates, it might be a good idea to go ahead and vote.

Here are a list of the endorsements made by major Texas newspapers. Some of them are very surprising, giving the strength of the Republican party in this state. Remember, even the Austin American-Statesman endorsed George W. Bush in 2004.

John McCain

Barack Obama

Lame Copouts from Clearly Divided Editorial Boards

No endorsement as of yet as far as I can tell

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • El Paso Times
  • Odessa American
  • Midland Daily News

The Bryan-College Station Eagle endorsement is particularly surprising, given that that editorial board hasn't endorsed a Democrat for president in fifty years. This fits into a larger pattern, however; Obama was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, which hasn't backed a Democrat ever, in 161 years. The Chicago Tribune is half the reason there is a Republican party, for goodness sakes. They made Lincoln's political career in many ways.

1 Comments:

Blogger UPennBen said...

You can be industrious like me, head down to the UT campus, vote AND get a flu shot on the same day tomorrow. I know, you're all jealous.

Monday, October 20, 2008 10:34:00 AM

 

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