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'Dallas Morning News' Backs Obama and Huckabee

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Dallas Morning News' Backs Obama and Huckabee

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The generally conservative editorial board of the Dallas Morning News today endorsed Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee in their party's primaries on Tuesday. Texas also has a complicated caucus structure.

Huckabee has little chance to turn the GOP race but Texas is a key state for the Democrats. If Obama wins there, or Ohio, he will probably wrap up his party's nod.

Here is an excerpt from the DMN editorial on Obama.*

Texas Democrats have a chance to make history as they choose between two qualified presidential candidates. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton often seem to be singing from the same hymnbook, but that doesn't mean this race is a close call.

On questions of substance and leadership style, Mr. Obama is the better choice.

In sharp contrast to Mrs. Clinton's antics mocking his optimism, Mr. Obama has shown that it is possible to have both hope and intellectual heft. Her campaign has confused proximity to power with work experience, selectively taking credit for her husband's accomplishments.

At times, Obama-mania has threatened to obscure the substantive differences between the two candidates' proposed policies. A close examination shows that Mr. …

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