Sunday, October 23, 2016

Newspaper Endorsements 1

Fellow billionaire Sheldon Adelson has decided to endorse Trump:

Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Yes, Mr. Trump’s impulsiveness and overheated rhetoric alienate many voters. He has trouble dealing with critics and would be wise to discover the power of humility.

But neither candidate will ever be called to the dais to accept an award for moral probity and character. And we are already distressingly familiar with the Clinton way, which involves turning public service into an orgy of influence peddling and entitlement designed to line their own pockets — precisely what a disgruntled electorate now rises up to protest.

Mr. Trump represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave. But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power’s pursuit and preservation.

Donald Trump for president.


It's safe to make the endorsement knowing Trump is going to lose anyway.

Only four daily newspapers have endorsed Trump so far.
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For Hillary Clinton:

Connecticut's The Bulletin ia apparently behind a paywall.
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Lincoln Journal Star:


It’s an historical oddity that in 2016 America’s two major political parties somehow managed to nominate candidates with the highest disapproval ratings in modern history.

Nonetheless, the choice is clear: Hillary Clinton is best qualified by experience and temperament to be the country’s next president.

Her opponent, Donald Trump, is one of the worst presidential candidates in history.

Clinton has a spectacular resume of public service that includes stints in the U.S. Senate and as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

She’s been impressive under bizarre conditions during the campaign and during the debates. Clinton was smart, cool under pressure and prepared. She did what the so-called “deep bench” of Republican candidates was unable to do – expose Trump as the charlatan that he is.
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Greensboro News Record:

Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate for president but the only responsible choice in this election.

Donald Trump, who has dragged the nation through the most degrading campaign in modern history, is not suitable for our highest office.

There are many reasons why Clinton is qualified for the job. She’s devoted much of her life to public service. In Arkansas, where her husband was governor, she led organizations working to improve education, health care and children’s welfare. She’s held those interests throughout her career as first lady of the United States and as a senator from New York.

In the Senate, she earned bipartisan respect for her hard work. Elected with 55 percent of the vote in 2000, she was re-elected with 67 percent in 2006. She leads Trump, a New York native, by 24 points in the latest Siena College poll in that state. Those voters know her well.
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Quad-City Times:

That posh new hotel in Washington, D.C., is the closest Republican Donald Trump should ever get to the White House. For the good of the republic, we urge voters to support Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8.

False equivalence has dominated this maddeningly long election cycle. Clinton is not without her faults. Her private email server while secretary of state, for example, proves Clinton's distaste for transparency.

But Trump -- the man is nothing short of a racist, misogynist demagogue with no respect for the rule of law. The foibles of the two candidates aren't even in the same galaxy. Clinton bends the rules with lawyerly imprecision slathered in hubris and entitlement. Trump stomps on the Constitution one amendment at a time.
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Decatur Daily:

In the areas where a president has the most power, we need a leader capable of self-restraint. And it is for this reason we endorse Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump has shown an utter lack of self control during the presidential campaign, and there is no reason to expect anything different if he becomes president.

Trump repeatedly insults Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, African Americans and women. There may have been some perverse strategic advantage to the attacks during the GOP primary, but he has continued the onslaught in a general election where it hurts him. He knew better than to attack a former Miss Universe for her weight — certainly he was advised to back off — but he can’t resist the impulse. Surely he knows better than to mock a person’s handicap in a televised performance, or to lash out at the parents of a slain U.S. soldier, but he’s mad and can’t stop himself.
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