Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Newspaper Endorsements

More for Hillary Clinton:

Burlington Free Press:

The Burlington Free Press editorial board recommends Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

The Democratic nominee brings to her presidential bid one of the most complete resumes of anyone who has sought the office. Her service as secretary of state and the senator for New York, as well as her policy role as first lady to President Bill Clinton adds up to an impressive list of qualifications to manage the affairs of the union.

Clinton’s experience is in the real world of governing, a world that requires patience, nuance and the willingness to do the hard work of mastering the facts. The presidency is no place for someone who relies on bluster and bullying.

Most importantly, Clinton is the best candidate for president this election because the alternative is unthinkable.

Salt Lake Tribune:

There is certainly not a perfect choice but, at this point, the only candidate who comes close to being qualified and fit for the post is Hillary Clinton.

She has shown that she is tough, yet able and willing to reach out to politicians to her left and her right in order to get things done.

Her secret plan to reform health care in America during her husband's administration fell incompetently apart. But she learned from that experience and, as a senator, worked across party lines to extend health insurance to millions of children.

Clinton's devotion to making the world a better place for the less fortunate, especially children, has been the core of her whole career. She sees the threats of terror abroad, gun violence at home and climate change globally and has plans to address all of that, and more.

She recognizes the unfairness of those who lack access to health care and those at the short end of extreme economic inequality. She would make tax policy more equitable and work to help the poor climb out of their misery.

She has stood up for religious freedom around the world, even in dealing with regimes such as China, where it was a risky position to take.

Ada Evening News:

Clinton clearly is the one candidate with the acumen to address issues of national security. She is the best prepared to deal with foreign leaders and eliminate terrorists like ISIS. She can be firm when necessary, but understands diplomacy is the real mechanism to facilitate true change on a global scale.

She was First Lady for eight years. She was a U.S. Senator for eight more years and Secretary of State for four years. That experience in the federal government is significant. Trump, meanwhile, has no such background. He is a man who can’t even control his temper or his social media tweets, sending out insulting missives in the middle of the night time and time again.

That is not the type of temperament America can have in the oval office.

We also believe Clinton is the most equipped to handle issues of economy. She has presented an achievable strategy that includes reforming the tax code to close loopholes for the rich and big corporations, reducing health care and drug costs, raising the minimum wage, investing in roads and bridges, lowering college costs and student debt, and strengthening oversight of big banks.

For all of these reasons, the Ada News endorses Hillary Clinton for president.

Mineral Wells Index has the same editorial as the Cullman Times.


No Donald Trump:

Telegraph Herald doesn't endorse presidential candidates as a rule, but it decided to state Donald Trump should not be elected.

The editorial is behind a paywall.

I should not overlook the Clinton endorsement from the magazine Foreign Policy:

In the nearly half-century history of Foreign Policy, the editors of this publication have never endorsed a candidate for political office. We cherish and fiercely protect this publication’s independence and its reputation for objectivity, and we deeply value our relationship with all of our readers, regardless of political orientation.

It is for all these reasons that FP’s editors are now breaking with tradition to endorse Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States.

Our readers depend on FP for insight and analysis into issues of national security and foreign policy. We feel that our obligation to our readers thus extends now to making clear the great magnitude of the threat that a Donald Trump presidency would pose to the United States. The dangers Trump presents as president stretch beyond the United States to the international economy, to global security, to America’s allies, as well as to countless innocents everywhere who would be the victims of his inexperience, his perverse policy views, and the profound unsuitability of his temperament for the office he seeks.

The litany of reasons Trump poses such a threat is so long that it is, in fact, shocking that he is a major party’s candidate for the presidency. The recent furor over his vile behavior with women illustrates the extraordinary nature of his unsuitability, as does his repudiation by so many members of his own party — who have so many reasons to reflexively support their nominee.

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