This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured.Fighting words, indeed.
In other expected news, The New Orleans Times-Picayune endorses Barack Obama for President.
The world looks on in awe as America,
which believes that humble circumstances, class and race should never trump intelligence and hard work, considers the possible election of an African-American man as president.
We believe that Barack Obama could help restore our reputation as a land of opportunity. But that benefit is dwarfed by a larger potential that we think an Obama presidency could achieve: Seizing the chance for America to lead and, at a time of crisis and transformation, be a global pioneer.