Today’s Columbia State endorsement of Obama ties onto the candidate’s MLK Day message:
He is harsh on the failures of the current administration – and most of that critique well-deserved. But he doesn’t use his considerable rhetorical gifts to demonize Republicans. He’s not neglecting his core values; he defends his progressive vision with vigorous integrity. But for him, American unity – transcending party – is a core value in itself.
Obama’s ability to appeal to the center/right with a message of moral transformation is striking.