This well written endorsement, by Jay Bookman and Cynthia Tucker, offers a rationale based on the challenges our country faces and the desire among the electorate for meaningful change. They are clear to point out the strengths of each candidate. They acknowledge that each has the experience, leadership ability and character to be President. However; their central rationale for endorsing Obama is based on an understanding and recognition of our current political climate and challenges.
“Different moments in history require different types of leaders, and part of the art of picking a president is matching the person to the challenge and to the time. So while both Clinton and Obama would make very good presidents, Obama is the person; this is his time.”