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10-27-2008, 04:26 PM
'Obama Wins!,' newspaper declares
Posted: 02:39 PM ET

From CNN Chief National Correspondent John King

One New Mexico paper has declared Obama the next president.

SANTA FE, New Mexico (CNN) – For The New Mexico Sun News it is either a major scoop or “Dewey Beats Truman” déjà vu 60 years later.

“Obama Wins!” is the headline of the edition on newsstands now, complete with “special collector’s edition” in red bold typeface.

The Sun News is a bi-monthly newspaper and its Oct 26-Nov 8 issue had to hit the streets, and the newsstands, before the election. So the editors decided to make a leap of faith and declare Democrat Barack Obama the winner.

In an article explaining their choice, the editors unabashedly wrote, “When it comes to calling the winner of a presidential election, everyone wants to be first. The New Mexico Sun News hereby claims that achievement.”

In its tongue-in-cheek style, the article went on to note the newspaper has a goal of reaching one million readers with each edition, but prints just 10,000 copies of each of its issues.

So, “each copy must be read by 100 different and distinct people. This places an enormous burden on our intrepid readers. However, it is a burden that we must insist you carry. So, please, read quickly, care for the physical condition of the paper and pass it on to your next chosen reader.”

There you have it! :D

CNN Blog (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/27/obama-wins-newspaper-declares/)

ralph wiggum
10-27-2008, 04:32 PM
I guess that's it, I don't even need to bother to vote. :rolleyes:

10-27-2008, 04:35 PM
I guess that's it, I don't even need to bother to vote. :rolleyes:

I was going to drop our ballots off tonight but I guess I can just throw them in the kindling box now. :(

10-27-2008, 04:39 PM
You know what. Somehow this gives me a good feeling about things. I know it's stupid to have superstitions and all, but it just feels that it's just begging for a deja-vu moment. :)

10-27-2008, 05:45 PM

10-27-2008, 08:49 PM
I dropped the ballots off anyway. Sure, it's a symbolic gesture now that the New Mexico Sun has called the race but at least I'll sleep tonight knowing that my civics teacher, Mr. Hawthorne, is smiling down from heaven on me. :D

10-27-2008, 09:23 PM

You beat me to it.