McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, is the only candidate with a consistent record and credibility on the war in Iraq. Although considered a maverick, he appears to be a unifier rather than a divider. He also has shown that he isn’t afraid to take stands based on his beliefs in what is best and right. He is an independent thinker, although his views resonate well with the public.
Obama, who appears to be the Democratic front-runner, effuses confidence and sounds more moderate than challenger Hillary Clinton, the former first lady.
Perhaps the greatest appeal of the senator from Illinois, other than a charismatic personality and sincerity in espousing his views, could be that he is being labeled the candidate of change. His Capra-esque campaign promotes the ideas of change and hope from a grass-roots base. His is a fresh political voice. Obama’s lack of experience could offer new thinking and might provide the leadership to bridge partisanship.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Globe endorses McCain, Obama
The Joplin Globe has endorsed senators John McCain and Barack Obama in the Super Tuesday primaries: