This cannot be another election where the choice is based merely on fear. In terms of painting a brighter future for America and the world, Mr. Obama has produced the more compelling and detailed portrait. He has campaigned with more style, intelligence and discipline than his opponent. Whether he can fulfill his immense potential remains to be seen. But Mr. Obama deserves the presidency.
The Economist on 30 October 2008 endorsing Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.
It's worth remembering that the Economist endorsed Bush in 2000 and 2004.