76 Nobel Laureates Endorse Obama

Seventy-Six Nobel Laureates are giving their endorsement to Barack Obama. In an Open Letter to the American People (PDF file), the Nobel winners are saying:

This year’s presidential election is among the most significant in our nation’s history. The country urgently needs a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can harness those strengths to address many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security, and economic competitiveness.

We are convinced that Senator Barack Obama is such a leader, and we urge you to join us in supporting him.

Paul Rolly in the Salt Lake Tribune points out that Utah’s own Nobel winner Mario Capecchi is going against the majority in Utah with his endorsement.

Utah is posed once again to vote overwhelmingly for the Republican presidential candidate, just as the Beehive State has done each presidential election since 1964.

But the Utah citizen who brought more international renown to the state than any other has bucked that trend by joining a group of equally prestigious folks to once again make headlines.

Seventy-six living Nobel Laureates, including the University of Utah’s Mario Capecchi, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for medicine, have signed a letter endorsing Democrat Barack Obama. It is the largest number in history of Nobel winners endorsing a presidential candidate, easily surpassing the previous record of 47 who endorsed John Kerry four years ago.

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  1. #1 by Obi wan liberali on October 31, 2008 - 11:36 pm

    And the Nobel laureates who endorse McCain?

    “crickets chirping”

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on November 1, 2008 - 12:27 am

    All of these people must be absolutely terrified that somebody like Palin could end up in charge of the country.

  3. #3 by George on November 1, 2008 - 7:50 am

    Yeah, and I’m sure if the terrorist Yasser Arafat were alive today it would be 77. The Nobel “Peace” Prize is a joke and only goes to those who advance a leftist agenda so no wonder they all endorse their fellow Marxist Barack Obama.

  4. #4 by Cliff on November 1, 2008 - 8:34 am

    George, You don’t get it. Left is good. “We The People” IS a leftist agenda. Where do you read “I the people”.

    You must be one of those reactionary libertarians. Right?

  5. #5 by Becky Stauffer on November 1, 2008 - 9:27 am

    “We The People” IS a leftist agenda.

    Well said, Cliff!

  6. #6 by Danite Warrior on November 1, 2008 - 9:30 am


    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah. 5:20

    Prophesy fulfilled!

  7. #7 by Cliff Lyon on November 1, 2008 - 4:44 pm

    Amen there Danite dude,

    “Woe unto them that bear false witness unto the word of God and thus put unto himself authority reserved unto the Lord without peer.” Ishmael. 3.12

  8. #8 by Obama the Paul on November 1, 2008 - 5:31 pm

    for danite:

    He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

    proverbs 11:29.

    have you got your servant’s attire ready yet? you are going to need it come january 2009!

  9. #9 by TheSocialWorker on November 1, 2008 - 5:48 pm

    What does it mean about our society that a substantial segment of it would dismiss one of the worlds most honorable, enlightened institutions as a “joke?”

    What are we to take from such low brow, hyperbolic attacks on such universally celebrated accomplishments?

    What kind of man would perpetuate such an affront upon the higher achievement of humankind?

    What pleasures does this man enjoy that would not be but for the struggle and persistence of the selfless men and women?

    What should we make of a man who would defame the very same people whose perseverance has provided for nearly every luxury his children enjoy?

    What kind of arrogance affords any man the audacity to stake claim within a society built upon the backs of great men and women with such irreverence, as if entitled to the those luxuries as if earned by the sweat of is own brow?

    This man can only be thought a parasite.

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