February 18, 2008
Endorsement watch: The outlier

PoliTex notes the lone Texas newspaper among the five biggest to stump for someone other than John McCain in the Republican Presidential primary is the Dallas Morning News, who went for Mike Huckabee. The post says that they made this choice back in December, but the linked endorsement piece is dated February 7, so I'm not sure what to make of that. In any event, this bit of reasoning from their endorsement is interesting:

"I'm a conservative," he likes to say. "I'm just not mad about it." Along those lines, what sold us on Mr. Huckabee is a sense that of all the Republicans, he is the change agent the nation most needs. John McCain, whose candidacy is quite appealing despite concern about his age and temperament, was arguably that man once. But his moment has passed.

Does this set them up to endorse Barack Obama in November if he's the Democratic nominee? That would be a rivers-run-uphill, dogs-and-cats-living-together moment if it happens, but hey, the way this year is going, who knows what's in store. In any event, stash this one away for future reference.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 18, 2008 to Election 2008