Tuesday, May 13, 2008

His son is working for the Daily Mail...

The national press seems to be making a big deal over the fact that The Charleston Gazette has endorsed Barack Obama. Why, it's such a major breakthrough. Obama even wrote an op-ed in today's paper.

The Gazette isn't the only widely read paper in Southern West Virginia, however-the Charleston Daily Mail has endorsed Hillary Clinton, admitting the obvious:

Both Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are from the liberal wing of the Democratic party. West Virginia Democrats tend to be more conservative.

West Virginia political history is something with which I am quite familiar, and this would be a massive understatement. Robert Byrd campaigns as a social conservative, he was one of the leaders in passing the Defense of Marriage Act. The Daily Mail continues:

The Daily Mail, which is philosophically at odds with both contenders for the Democratic nomination, endorses Hillary Clinton.

The Daily Mail is by far West Virginia's most conservative newspaper. Unfortunately for Senator Obama, it is also just as widely read as the Gazette, and has traditionally been far more editorially in-tune with public opinion in the Mountain State.

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At Tuesday, May 13, 2008 7:24:00 PM, Blogger groetzinger said...

Of course this is just your opinion that it is more in-tune.If the papers are split maybe the people are also.


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