Friday, September 23, 2016

Another Conservative Paper Backs Clinton

The Cincinnati Enquirer, a conservative paper that for nearly 100 years has only endorsed Republicans for President, broke with that tradition and endorsed Hillary Clinton this afternoon:
"The Enquirer has supported Republicans for president for almost a century – a tradition this editorial board doesn’t take lightly. But this is not a traditional race, and these are not traditional times. Our country needs calm, thoughtful leadership to deal with the challenges we face at home and abroad. We need a leader who will bring out the best in all Americans, not the worst.

That’s why there is only one choice when we elect a president in November: Hillary Clinton." (emphasis added)
While the editorial expresses issues with Clinton, it absolutely blasts neo-fascist hatemonger Donald "Rump" Trump:
"Trump is a clear and present danger to our country. He has no history of governance that should engender any confidence from voters. Trump has no foreign policy experience, and the fact that he doesn't recognize it – instead insisting that, "I know more about ISIS than the generals do" – is even more troubling. His wild threats to blow Iranian ships out of the water if they make rude gestures at U.S. ships is just the type of reckless, cowboy diplomacy Americans should fear from a Trump presidency." (emphasis added)
The Enquirer joins other conservative papers (most recently the Dallas Morning News) breaking from long histories of supporting Republicans for President to support Secretary Clinton. This endorsement might be especially helpful in a swing state like Ohio, where "undecideds" need to be given a nudge.

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