FirstThe Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has refused to hear the request to overturn last week's appellate court decision, in which a three-judge panel came down on the side of the Obama campaign and blocked a law that would have limited early voting in Ohio! This means that, for sure, Ohioans will be able to vote on the weekend before Election Day, a prime period for minority voters in the last election.
Thus ends the Ohio Republican Party's attempt to limit minority voters' access to the polls, but begins the struggle to force the Republican Secretary of State to enforce the early voting rules. Let's hope this moron does his job and enforces the law.
SecondIn a veritable shift of the basic forces which govern the Universe, the Winston-Salem Journal, which as a function of the basic laws of physics endorses the Republican candidate for President of the United States every four years, has totally upset the workings of Space and Time by endorsing, for the very first time, a Democratic Candidate, President Obama!
Four years ago on this page, we endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona over Obama. We wrote that we were impressed with Obama, but McCain would “bring the Iraq war to a successful conclusion, work to end American dependence on foreign oil, reduce America's output of climate-changing gases and begin the rebuilding of our economy.”
The Democratic president has done all those things and more. He is calm under pressure and courageous in standing up for the rights of all Americans, including the poor, veterans, the elderly, women, gays and immigrants. In contrast, we’ve sometimes found it hard in the last few weeks to tell just what Obama’s challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, really stands for.
Obama has a keen vision that he has worked hard to achieve, against considerable obstacles and often courageously. But the goal is in sight: An America respected worldwide as much for its prosperity as its defense of liberty and justice.Go read the whole thing, it is amazing coming from a formerly consistently supportive editorial panel of Republicans! Some of the things they say about Romney are simply spot on.
The Journal editorial board endorses Barack Obama for president.
Third?Since good things come in threes, usually, one can surely hope that the third good thing to come out of today would be a win for Obama in the second debate!
We'll be watching in this household.