Obama Endorsed, Offers Volunteers to Crane Callenger

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The Sun-Times says it disagrees with some of the Chicago Democrat's more left-leaning positions, including his opposition to the war in Iraq, but the newspaper says it believes he'll serve Illinois well in the Senate.

Friday’s endorsement calls Obama "a handsome young orator in the mold of John F. Kennedy" and says he "advances the notion that idealism is not an outmoded thing."

The Sun-Times also called Obama's opponent, Republican Alan Keyes, "out of step with most Illinoisans on such key issues as abortion rights, gay rights and the recently lapsed assault weapons ban."