Manchester Union Leader Endorses Sen. McCain for President
"John McCain is the man to lead America."
By Adam C Posted in 2008 — Comments (46) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
We don't agree with him on every issue. We disagree with him strongly on campaign finance reform. What is most compelling about McCain, however, is that his record, his character, and his courage show him to be the most trustworthy, competent, and conservative of all those seeking the nomination. Simply put, McCain can be trusted to make informed decisions based on the best interests of his country, come hell or high water....
McCain is pro-life. Always has been. He fights against special-interest and pork-barrel spending, and high spending in general, which ticks off liberals and many in the GOP who have wallowed at the public trough. Yet he also has the proven ability, unique among the contenders, to work across the political divide that has led our government into petty bickering when important problems need to be solved.
The Union Leader has made some unlikely choices for their endorsement in past years and they don't have a long streak of winners in their stable. But most of those candidates were long shots even in NH whereas McCain is tied for 2nd in recent NH polls. Will the conservative paper's endorsement help win over undecided conservatives? Or like other endorsements, is this newspaper unable to convince anyone who wasn't already convinced? And underlying all of this, is the McCain surge for real or just an interesting article for bored reporters?
(Hat tip: GreatDarkSpot)