The New York Times has backed Barack Obama for president, stating they believe “he has the will and the ability to forge the broad political consensus that is essential to finding solutions to this nation’s problems”, whereas John McCain has “retreated farther and farther to the fringe of American politics, running a campaign on partisan division, class warfare and even hints of racism.”

“The nation’s problems are simply too grave to be reduced to slashing “robo-calls” and negative ads. This country needs sensible leadership, compassionate leadership, honest leadership and strong leadership. Barack Obama has shown that he has all of those qualities.”

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