While not an outright endorsement, the Bangor Daily News today said that Barack Obama is better positioned to govern in the White House than Hillary Clinton.
The major newspaper in Maine, where Democrats caucus on Sunday with 24 precious delegates at stake, said while Clinton has touted her experience, it is "mostly peripheral to the actual business of governing."
"Sen. Obama does not equivocate about his lack of governmental experience, and instead argues that because of it he is idealistic and not jaded about what can be achieved by government. Experience in government is important, but so is the ability to govern across party lines," the editorial said.
"Though Sen. Clinton has worked with Republicans, she would be a polarizing president. Whether deserved or not, the Clintons -- the senator and former president -- incite many Republicans to savage opposition, a response that could impede her ability to govern. Sen. Obama, a fresh face who must present more details of his proposals for addressing health care, the economy, climate change and other issues, stands a much better chance of working for a new agenda to tackle new problems, and finding common ground with Republicans. These are important considerations for Democrats this weekend."