Argument: Obama represents the best of American qualities
- Debate: McCain vs. Obama - con argument.
"Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president". Chicago Tribune. October 17, 2008 - "Obama is deeply grounded in the best aspirations of this country, and we need to return to those aspirations. He has had the character and the will to achieve great things despite the obstacles that he faced as an unprivileged black man in the U.S...He has risen with his honor, grace and civility intact. He has the intelligence to understand the grave economic and national security risks that face us, to listen to good advice and make careful decisions."
"Obama is the choice". Atlantic Journal. 19 Oct. 2008 - "Leading the country in such a time will require someone of intellect, creativity, honesty and passion for those traits that have made America great. That person is U.S. Sen. Barack Obama."