Coming on the heels of Orthodox Jewish Councilmember Simcha Felder's announcement for Barack Obama, one has to ask what's going on in Gotham?
Is the New York Post editorial choosing Obama over Hillary a reflection of the hostility against the Clintons?
Does it represent a new strategy by the Post's owner, Rupert Murdoch, to use the recently acquired Wall Street Journal to challenge the hegemony of The New York Times, up to now seen as the symbol of media liberalism (with all the clout that position brings in New York City and elsewhere)?
Please note that the venerable New York Times has announced for Sen. Clinton. (read)
These New York media developments are puting a spotlight of examination on the heretofore widely perceived anti-minority bent of the Post, and liberal inclination of The Times.
For years the Post has been viewed as an almost reflexively anti-black rag on issues ranging from police brutality to government assistance for the less fortunate.
Of course, the other thing a Post endorsement may mean is that Obama is not the political progressive many of his people claim he is.
Could it be that the Reagan comments made by Obama a while back (appearing to affirm admiration for Reagan) are earning him an acceptability that he, in fact, intended to garner with the remarks? (see a video and transcription of Obama's Reagan comments.)
Ah. These are such interesting times. This is such an interesting race (excuse the word).