Publicado: 02-02-2008 02:45 PM
The Los-Angeles based La Opinion, which calls itself "the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper" in the country and says it has a daily readership of over half a million, today endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. The paper cites his work on immigration legislation in the Illinois and U.S. senates, his commitment to reform immigration in his first year of office, and his support for drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants -- positions he has maintained "despite the hostile political climate."Hillary Clinton is capable and competent, the paper said, but "tremendous skills are not enough to inspire a feeling of renewal in our country after eight long years of George W. Bush."
The paper endorsed John McCain on the GOP side, praising his work on comprehensive immigration reform and calling him "the voice of reason and common sense." Click here for both editorials in Spanish, here for the English translations. (make sure to click for more information folks)
Susan Eisenhower, Republican granddaughter of Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower, writes in The Washington Post today that she'll work hard for Obama if he's nominated. "We have been living in a zero-sum political environment where all heads have been lowered to avert being lopped off by angry, noisy extremists. I am convinced that Barack Obama is the one presidential candidate today who can encourage ordinary Americans to stand straight again; he is a man who can salve our national wounds and both inspire and pursue genuine bipartisan cooperation," she wrote.