Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Newspaper Endorsements 2

No Donald Trump:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

This is not a normal election year. If it were, it’s likely that neither Clinton nor Trump would have been nominated for president given their huge weaknesses and unpopularity.

But the Republicans went one big step worse. They allowed their party to be devoured by an authoritarian demagogue who may actually believe, as he claimed in his convention acceptance speech, that he is “the only one” who can “make America great again.” That’s dangerous talk.

America will be great for as long as it elects government officials who realize their job is to serve the citizens and the Constitution — not the other way around.

The voters have an important job to do this year, including making choices in races for Congress and the state Legislature.

But Job One: Reject Trump.

The Sun Chronicle:

Resignation because Clinton, a deeply flawed candidate in her own viewed unfavorably by a majority of Americans, is now fated to occupy the White House - the fringe candidacies of Gary Johnson and Jill Stein notwithstanding.

Surveying her own checkered track record, there is ample evidence that Hillary and Bill Clinton still believe they play by different rules than everyone else - a narrative more recently fueled by questions of "pay-to-play" arrangements with Clinton Foundation donors and her handling of classified emails while secretary of state.

But if we remain troubled at the prospect of a Clinton presidency - and a continuing estrangement between the governed and those doing the governing - we are convinced the alternative would be unthinkable. Why? Because Donald Trump himself convinced us in scores of public appearances since declaring his candidacy on June 16, 2015.
On the face of it the choice is clear: Like it or not, Hillary Clinton is the best option for America in 2016.

Daily Nonpareil:

News reports have often cited that Trump and Clinton are the two most unpopular major-party candidates in American history. No matter who is elected, the groundwork is already being laid for continued obstructionism along partisan lines.

And that’s an absolute shame. A functioning government that operates in a bipartisan manner is critical after so many years of division and paralysis in Washington. Although the commander-in-chief will change on Jan. 20, 2017, we fear the stasis will remain the same regardless of the voters’ ultimate decision.

In the end, The Nonpareil has reported extensively on candidate visits, through our own staff coverage and wire services. We feel that we have done our duty to bring you information in hopes that you will make an informed decision.
Given the red flags displayed by all candidates, we place that decision for the highest office in the land in your hands. Unfortunately, we don’t feel we can endorse any of them.

No endorsements include the following:

The Daily Leader

The Wall Street Journal

Janesville Gazette

The Ledger

The Exponent-Telegram

Orange County Register

The Times-Reporter

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