The Economist officially endorses Barack H. Obama for President of the United States.

The traditionally conservative (notice the jab at America’s “huge entitlement programmes”) magazine states that Senator Obama “offers the better chance of restoring America’s self-confidence.”  And, as they point out the vast differences between America’s position in 2000 and our current situation, I think it’s about time they came around to this conclusion.

Another surprising bit from a magazine that doesn’t usually say “cack-handed” (or mention cack of any kind) is this: “the cack-handed way in which George Bush has prosecuted his war on terror has left America less feared by its enemies and less admired by its friends than it once was.”  It’s also dead-on.

Not to get complacent or anything, but Barry’s sure to win. Isn’t he?