British Paper Endorses Obama

by Peter Spiro

That would be the Financial Times, under the fairly emphatic headline “Democrats Must Choose Obama.” As far as I can tell, it’s the only foreign newspaper to make an endorsement. (Some might consider it not really all that foreign, given its large daily US circulation — so it’s not like Le Monde putting down a marker — but the FT’s editorial board does sit in London.) Obama apparently also has some endorsements from foreign government officials. (None are known to be supporting Hillary.)

This would have been something to run away from not so long ago — a foreign endorsement would have been a liability, and perceived as meddling. Today, it’s just the leading edge of a world wanting to vote.

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