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'AJC' Endorses Obama in Georgia Primary

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'AJC' Endorses Obama in Georgia Primary

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The largest paper in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president in the coming state primary.

Here is an except. It is posted at www.ajc.com.*

Throughout the campaign, Clinton has argued that she has the better grasp of official Washington, which is probably true. Through hard work and intelligence, she has built an admirable record of success as a senator that has impressed even some Republican colleagues.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true as well -- official Washington also has a better grasp on Clinton.

Perhaps burned by her experience in her husband's administration, she has too often chosen to play within the Washington system rather than dare to challenge its assumptions. And that's not the kind of leadership needed at the moment.

The prime example of that instinct was probably Clinton's vote last year in favor of naming Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group. While that stance kept her in good standing in certain Washington circles, it also fed what at the time was a rising push toward military confrontation with Iran that was unnecessary and dangerous. …

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