17 September 2008

- Grand Experiment, Day 3 -

Again, no campaign news on page 1 of the local paper. Ike and the financial meltdown are covered instead. Inside, there is a short article on how the economy has become the dominant the concern of the campaigns. No mention of Obama "scoffing" here. The editorial page mentioned that Petraeus was leaving the Iraq command; it said the surge had worked for the most part, but didn't really mention the presidential campaign. I was a bit surprised about that. On the Op-ed side, there were reprints of two editorials on Palin's performance in the ABC interview, one (sort of) positive (Chicago Trib), the other negative (NY Times). In the context, the Times editorial came off as a bit shrill.

Unfortunately, McCain wins this round.