Presidential endorsements are the new must-haves for magazines! This week The New Yorker used its entire Talk of the Town section for a wordy endorsement of Barack Obama (only their second ever). And now Esquire has announced its entire November issue will be devoted to endorsing. Says Esquire editor David Granger:
This year, in an election year in which the stakes are even higher, there was no real decision to make. We were going to reprise the “Endorsement Package.” In honor of the election, the entire November issue became the “endorsement issue,” stuffed with impassioned recommendations to our readers.
Perhaps you will not be surprised to hear that Esquire also endorsed Obama, making us think, wouldn’t it be great if the Onion now decided to follow suit and devote and entire issue to endorsing McCain and Palin. Maybe next week People will weigh in with their thoughts.