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Editorial board members haven't discussed which presidential candidate we would endorse because of our decision this year to offer explanations instead. However, I suspect any endorsement would have been for McCain. If you're confusing your hometown newspaper with Sean Penn or Barbra Streisand, I see some flaws in your logic.
I agree Hollywood endorsements shouldn't mean much to any thinking person. The actors are free to have their opinions in our great nation, but I don't know why you'd listen just because Streisand has a beautiful voice. My favorite song of hers is "People." Thanks for making me think of the soundtrack to my early childhood days.
The Advocate doesn't have to print it's endorsements, at least on the presidential level.....Obama for sure. That would be like saying, "Gee, I wonder who MSNBC is going to endorse....what a mystery?"
I'm with Alton.....some endorsements most assuredly have a negative effect. If Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand say they are endorsing someone....they are definitely on the "do not vote for" list! Martha Stewart just endorsed Obama....another reason not to vote for him.
So, do you miss our endorsements? It sounds as if you found them useful, albeit in a negative way. How do you decide which candidate to dislike now?
Personally I have never voted for someone based upon an endorsement, however, I have looked at some endorsements as a negative strike against an candidate that I may have been considering for a position.