Seed Endorses Obama

Sen. Obama’s pledged stance on science resonates with us. He has vowed to restore integrity to the role of science advisor by reestablishing the senior status of the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and more broadly, by surrounding himself with individuals with exemplary scientific credentials; his selection of Dr. Harold Varmus as the campaign’s science advisor was a very promising and laudable step in that direction. Sen. Obama understands that basic research is fundamental to how scientific advances are made. He sees the importance of expanding funding for “high-risk, high-return” work, strengthening tax policy to spur R&D, and encouraging the careers of young scientists who pursue innovative lines of thinking.

Read the details of this important endorsement here:

Barack Obama for President: An endorsement from the editors of Seed.

Comments

  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    October 29, 2008

    Shocking!

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    October 29, 2008

    Virgil: I met this initially with a similar snarkaction, but then I learned that one third of our readership does not identify with a particular political party.

    Now, I do not yet know if that means that one third of our readership is not in the US, or if that has been adjusted for…

  3. #3 Virgil Samms
    October 29, 2008

    but then I learned that one third of our readership does not identify with a particular political party

    That was me. I am officially independent. I don’t know about your other two readers, but in a few years when the Dems have more influence to sell, and thus become corrupt selling it, I am free to choose other directions.

  4. #4 JL
    October 29, 2008
  5. #5 Greg Laden
    October 29, 2008

    Joe: If I am elected, what cabinet position would you like?

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