in a perfect world of yancies: Speaking of Pretty Pictures

23 October 2008

Speaking of Pretty Pictures

Take a look at this screen-grab:

In case you're having trouble reading it, Mark Halperin at Time says that the race is close in Montana, and that in a recent poll Obama's ahead!

Can that possibly be right? Who knows, but I like it!


  1. National polls continue to look good too. Nice.

    Also, no great surprise, but the Times is endorsing Obama; here's a bit of the thoughtful, thorough piece:

    "This country needs sensible leadership, compassionate leadership, honest leadership and strong leadership. Barack Obama has shown that he has all of those qualities."

    Oh, and in case you missed it, the New Yorker also recently ran a nice endorsement, which concluded as follows:

    The election of Obama—a man of mixed ethnicity, at once comfortable in the world and utterly representative of twenty-first-century America—would, at a stroke, reverse our country’s image abroad and refresh its spirit at home. His ascendance to the Presidency would be a symbolic culmination of the civil- and voting-rights acts of the nineteen-sixties and the century-long struggles for equality that preceded them. It could not help but say something encouraging, even exhilarating, about the country, about its dedication to tolerance and inclusiveness, about its fidelity, after all, to the values it proclaims in its textbooks. At a moment of economic calamity, international perplexity, political failure, and battered morale, America needs both uplift and realism, both change and steadiness. It needs a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe. That leader’s name is Barack Obama.

  2. Yay!
    More states appear to be moving into the good column, according to the Times.

  3. Just heard about another endorsement from Chris Lee, who informs me that

    "Conservative legal scholar and Reagan Solicitor General Charles Fried, who just endorsed Obama, isn't just a Republican. He's actually one of McCain's campaign advisors."


  4. WOO HOO


    (I must share the comment verification thinger: "resses" - and suddenly I feel like eating a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and going outside for recess)