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Opening Arguments

On your own, JG readers

Well, I'm 0 for 2, sort of. I predicted a year ago that John McCain would be the first candidate on the discard pile. Then, last week, I said The Journal Gazette would most likely endorse Barack Obama. But I didn't exactly lose that one:

Voters need a candidate who can engage in a tough and fair debate with John McCain and someone who can assure voters that, yes, the U.S. is a great country and will act like one, in foreign affairs, domestic policy and day-to-day political life. Hoosier Democrats are fortunate in knowing that whichever candidate they choose Tuesday will represent the party well and would serve ably as president.

Have I missed something, or did the JG wuss out on endorsing a candidate in the biggest race on the ballot? Hillary or Barack?  Both good! Don't ask us to choose! We might anger our black readers or our female ones! Now, that's progressive.

Yep, here's the Monday paper with the recap of JG endorsements, with the presidential race notably absent. I wonder if a decision was made not to endorse or if they just couldn't agree on a candidate. Give us the scoop, Tracy. This race made history -- people will be talking about it for years -- and you sat it out.


Mon, 05/05/2008 - 2:30pm

Do voters realize Hillary voted for the government to confiscate our guns in the even of a 'national emergency'?

July 13, 2006 Hillary voted against amendment 4615 to H.R. 5441:

Steve T.`
Tue, 05/06/2008 - 9:15pm

Coming off a long dry spell during which reasonable folk in and out of the Beltway had sounded the death knell for the Democrat Party, the J-G may in fact be becalmed by an embarrassment of riches -- three tolerably liberal candidates for president.

It may seem vaguely distasteful to J-G op-editors to elevate one above the other two, given a real degree of difficulty in substantively differentiating the candidates.

Thu, 05/15/2008 - 12:54am

"The Change You Deserve"


The new and improved Republican Platform Prescription XR for America produces side effects including but not limited to generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, nervousness, yawning, and/or sweating.

Studies have shown a propensity for abnormal vision, impotence, nausea (31%) and constipation (10%).

Also revealed were increased instances of depression, decreased libido, agitation, nightmares, delirium, blurred vision and difficulty focusing.

Known to cause loss of appetite, cold feet, postural hypotension and hemorrhoids (see Bend Over For Bush Syndrome).

Most common side effect is flatulence and political irritability.

Less common side effects include acne and/or pustular rash.

Not a controlled substance and has not been studied in clinical trials regarding potential for abuse.

For further information see Effexor XR for additional warnings.

Consult your family doctor if symptoms persist for
more than four years.

Fri, 05/16/2008 - 11:56pm

McCain showing symptoms of Republican RX overdose: