January 30th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
10 years ago

The New York Post backs Obama

(CNN) - The New York Post – which endorsed Hillary Clinton during her last Senate run – has backed Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primary, saying “Obama represents a fresh start.”

In an editorial posted on the paper’s Web site Wednesday, the conservative editorial board said the Illinois senator “sorely lacks seasoning,” adding “We don't agree much with Obama on substantive issues. But many Democrats will. He should be their choice on Tuesday.”

The paper has had a complicated relationship with Hillary Clinton. She and her husband have often been sharply criticized by the conservative editorial board, but the New York senator has developed a cordial relationship with the Post’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, who hosted a fundraiser for her during her re-election bid.

On Wednesday, the board wrote that Obama’s “opponent, and her husband, stand for déjà vu all over again – a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co-presidency.”

New York Democrats head to the polls on Super Tuesday, February 5.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (132 Responses)
  1. Jason LA

    unity what unity???

    American people fail to realize that because of our past politicians we ARE UNITED.
    People complaining about unity are so naive, they have never seen or been to other countries , even developed countries,where Hindus/ Muslims/christians dont live in the same neighbourhood, dont go to same schools.

    Countries like India have a different set of laws for Muslims, but unity is never an issue!!

    please people dont base your votes on "Unity", "Hope" etc . Politicians are fooling us. We ARE UNITED. unity,hope is all nonsense.

    ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL.

    WE ARE LOOSING OUR SUPER POWER STATUS IN THE WORLD.

    Hillary 08.

    January 30, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. Ray

    Obama = Overrated!

    January 30, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  3. Tlc

    Nathan

    I believe that the Republicans are ready to beat Senator Clinton. They made that clear in the last debate that they already have ammunition ready to take her on.

    Do not forget that Senator Clinton has her own Rezko connection which she neglected to mention when she was trying to use Rezko against Senator Obama.

    Senator Obama will not be the first Muslim President as he is a Christian. I respect your right not to vote for him but do try to fact check.

    January 31, 2008 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  4. Jeni

    Wow....that only reinforces my belief that Hillary should win. This is a large paper that is owned by Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News. I would not vote for someone that has Fox News behind him. Go Hillary!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  5. Brando

    Hillary and Barack = STATUS QUO
    HILLARY: Lobbists and Big Coporations (100M)
    BARACK: Have the support of the "OLD GUARD" AKA kennedy, kerry and PAC'S (100M)
    Where's THE change?..PURE WISHFUL THINKING
    TSK TSK TSK ON THE YOUTH VOTE...YOU'LL LEARN SOMEDAY.
    IT'S POLITICS, KIDDOS, IT'S ALL SMOKES AND MIRRORS.

    JOHN, please DON'T endorse any of those, they DON'T deserve it.

    January 31, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. J E

    WILL WATCH THE DEBATE TONIGHT BUT HAVE STOPPED WATCHING CNN TOO MUCH TIME ON OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA QUIT SHOVING HIM DOWN OUR THROATS.

    WE HAVE NO TIME TO TRAIN HE IS INADAQUATE TO SAY THE LEAST AND UNLESS HE HAS A WRITTEN SPEECH BY A WRITER HE HUMS AND HA'S TOO MUCH

    KENNEDY ENDORSEMENT WHAT A JOKE ALONG WIFTH KERRY ETC ETC

    KENNEDY AND OPRAH DOES NOT DICTATE TO AMERICAN VOTERS AND CANNOT BUY THE WHITE HOUSE OPRAH

    January 31, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  7. Cathy

    This is nothing more than an "Anybody but Clinton" endorsement.

    It's not because they're scared of her, it's because they can't stand her guts. They know that Clinton can probably beat any Republican nominee that goes up, but for that matter so can Obama. Really, the Dems could run their proverbial yellow dog and it'd beat any of the Republican candidates this year.

    So what the Post is doing is endorsing what it considers the lesser evil. They don't like him much either, but at least he's not a Clinton.

    January 31, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
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