Newspaper article MinnPost.com

The New York Times Reveals Its Unsurprising Choice for President

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

The New York Times Reveals Its Unsurprising Choice for President

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On Saturday morning the New York Times editorial page, without waiting for the first debate to make up its mind, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Here is the opening of the editorial:

"In any normal election year, we'd compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate -- our choice, Hillary Clinton -- has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway. (We will explain in a subsequent editorial why we believe Mr. Trump to be the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history. …

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