Houston Chronicle Endorses Barack Obama in Democratic Primary
The Houston Chronicle has endorsed Barack Obama to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. The Chronicle joins The Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, and The El Paso Times who all endorsed Senator Obama.
Here are some of the highlights from the Chronicle’s endorsement:
Sen. Barack Obama…is best-qualified by life experience, skill and temperament to be the standard bearer for his party.
- Of the two finalists for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Chronicle believes Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois is best-qualified by life experience, skill and temperament to be the standard bearer for his party.
- Obama vows to reach out to independents and Republicans with a message of inclusion and cooperation. He offers a historic opportunity to elevate national political dialogue to a higher ground. Those who insist on vitriol and obstructionism would be marginalized.
- The passion and excitement that Obama has brought to the race can only stimulate more citizens to participate in the electoral process. The Chronicle urges Texas Democrats to cast what could be decisive ballots for his presidential nomination.
Obama will appear at a “Stand For Change Rally” in Houston on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tickets to the rally are free on a first-come, first-served basis at texas.barackobama.com/houston .
Obama is expected in to hold a rally in Dallas on Wednesday. Preliminary reports are that the event will be held at the American Airlines Center or Fair Park. No time has been announced.