Nature — One of the two leading international science journals — has an editorial endorsing Sen. Barack Obama. Apparently, this is the first time in the prestigious journal’s 139 year history that it has ever endorsed a candidate — for US president or otherwise.
a commitment to seeking good advice and taking seriously the findings of disinterested enquiry seems an attractive attribute for a chief executive. It certainly matters more than any specific pledge to fund some particular agency or initiative at a certain level — pledges of a sort now largely rendered moot by the unpredictable flux of the economy.
This journal does not have a vote, and does not claim any particular standing from which to instruct those who do. But if it did, it would cast its vote for Barack Obama.