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19 October 2008

Obama Picks Up Endorsement of the AJC

With an estimated average daily circulation of more than 600,000 [Source:  New Georgia Encyclopedia, "Atlanta Journal-Constitution", January 5, 2004], the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has long been regarded as the southeast's largest daily newspaper.

Today, in a column appearing on the AJC's editorial page, the south's largest newspaper endorsed Illinois Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.

The editorial, which was co-written by Pulitizer Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker, made the case for Obama saying that leading the country in an uncertain and dangerous time would "require someone of intellect, creativity, honesty and passion for those traits that have made America great."

"That person is Barack Obama," the AJC endorsement reads.

Different challenges require different strengths. Obama has demonstrated a calm, thoughtful leadership style that fits this time and this challenge well.

Economically, Obama is better equipped to deal with a rapidly changing global situation, and his policies focus directly on the problems confronting the American working and middle classes.

The same is true of his health-care proposal.

Those are new approaches, crafted by a new generation of leaders drawn to Obama by the chance to write their own chapter in the American story. Their time has come. His time has come. Obama is a leader of rare potential, and that's precisely what the job of our 44th president demands.

[Source:  Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Obama is the choice", October 19, 2008]