No shocked faces here as we opened up the Sunday Post-Dispatch to see that they endorse Barack Obama. Well maybe surprised they did it this soon, but probably they want to help diffuse the fallout from his poor debate performance. What was shocking was how they described the man and the pen and ink drawing of him which accompanied the editorial. That picture makes him look muscular and full fleshed which he is not.
"Obama for President: A second term for a serious man"
The amusing thing is, and I don't know if the writer is even aware of it, is that the bulk of the endorsement givens more of his failures than successes.
Then there are the comments which come from many who must be on the local DNC mailing list and received a 3 a.m. email touting the endorsement-they used the exact same reaction using the same words. It's impossible to think all those people wrote the same thing with the same thought in the same words without having been coached as to what to say.
"Excellent endorsement with sound reasoning." What normal person would think to put it like that?
"Thank you PD Editorial Board, I totally agree with the entire article. Pres. Obama is the only reasonable choice." There's that word 'reasonable' again.
"The PD Editorial Board presented our President in a reasonable, well thought out and realistic manner." Heh, two reasonables. I wonder if these people even read the editorial, but merely quoted from the DNC email.
"Thank you for making a well reasoned choice."
"Thank you for your eloquent endorsement of our courageous, honorable and visionary President." OMG
Then there were those who said thanks to the P-D for "mirroring my thoughts".
And those who plan "to share this".
As relief there are at least those who commented in opposition to this.
"You want to re-elect Obama because he is serious? Are you serious?"
"To the PD Editorial Staff: "You didn't write that."
And on and on it goes.