On Saturday, The New York Times’ editorial board endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her party’s nomination, calling her “one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.” The board wrote:
Hillary Clinton is the right choice for the Democrats to present a vision for America that is radically different from the one that leading Republican candidates offer — a vision in which middle-class Americans have a real shot at prosperity, women’s rights are enhanced, undocumented immigrants are given a chance at legitimacy, international alliances are nurtured and the country is kept safe.
In recent history, the Times has generally endorsed Democrats, going with Bill Clinton in ‘92 and ‘96, Al Gore in ‘00, John Kerry in ‘04, and President Barack Obama in ‘08 and ‘12.
Update 12:09 p.m. As what really looks like an afterthought, the board also published an editorial on Saturday seeming to endorse Gov. John Kasich of Ohio for the Republican presidential nomination, though acknowledging that Kaisch is a “distinct underdog.” It went on:
Still, as a veteran of partisan fights and bipartisan deals during nearly two decades in the House, he has been capable of compromise and believes in the ability of government to improve lives. He favors a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and he speaks of government’s duty to protect the poor, the mentally ill and others “in the shadows.”
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