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Dick Cheney’s Hometown Newspaper Endorses Obama, Rips Bush Legacy

The Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming joined at least 50 other newspapers who switched party endorsement since 2004.
 
 
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Today, Vice President Cheney’s hometown newspaper, the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president. The paper endorsed Bush-Cheney in 2004. Today’s editorial states:

The next occupant of the White House will inherit a national economy that’s collapsing and two wars our nation has been fighting for years, depleting valuable resources we need to fix a multitude of domestic problems. Far too many of our nation’s citizens live paycheck to paycheck, worried about whether they’ll have a job next week or if a medical crisis will bankrupt them.

What America needs most in these troubled times is a president who will move the country in a positive direction. The candidate who is most likely to chart a new course that will lead us to better days is Obama. Moreover, he is the best candidate for Wyoming.

Satyam Khanna is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.

 
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