Yes, it’s another newsflash from The Land of Duh!
I don’t think that even the Moonie Times would endorse McCain… would they? Really? Let’s wait and see!
But back to the WP’s endorsement “without ambivalence” of Barack Obama (rightly described as a “man of supple intelligence”) due to there “being few public figures [they] have respected more over the years” and “the impressive qualities he has shown during this long race,” etc. Indeed.
It’s difficult to imagine too many other men (or women) who could withstand the grueling, dehumanizing, brutalizing, degrading and mind-numbingly horrific process that is the American electoral system with as much grace, elegance and cool composure as this man has demonstrated over the last year… or however long it’s been — seems like forever.
Given the limited choice on offer (sorry Bob Barr and Ralph Nader and the guy running for the Whig Party) this really is a complete no-brainer. Speaking of which, it’s difficult not to agree with Christopher Hitchens — a long-time critic of Obama (in the past, he called him “vapid, hesitant and gutless” amongst other things) — that John McCain is “suffering from an increasingly obvious and embarrassing deficit, both cognitive and physical.”