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HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES
HOUSTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Chronicle, after
conversations with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack
Obama, endorses Obama in the Texas Democratic primary. In the Republican
primary, the Chronicle endorses John McCain.
Here are excerpts from the endorsements:
-- The Chronicle believes Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois is best-qualified
by life experience, skill and temperament to be the standard bearer
for his party. In a conference call, Obama told the Chronicle
editorial board that "more than any other candidate, I can bridge some
of the partisan as well as racial and religious divides that have
developed in this country that prevent us from getting things done."
-- Bested rival Mitt Romney said of Sen. John McCain, "This is a man
capable of leading our country at a dangerous hour." The Houston
Chronicle agrees ... As a naval aviator and prisoner of war during the
Vietnam conflict, McCain proved his courage, honor and resolve beyond
question. If years of deprivation and torture could not break him, the
stress and challenge of an international crisis are not likely to.
Full text of our endorsements is available on http://www.chron.com.
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