Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Arizona Republic Endorses Hillary

Interesting news:
Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles.

This year is different.

The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative and he is not qualified.

That’s why, for the first time in our history, The Arizona Republic will support a Democrat for president.

The challenges the United States faces domestically and internationally demand a steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think carefully before acting.

Hillary Clinton understands this. Donald Trump does not.

Clinton has the temperament and experience to be president. Donald Trump does not.

Clinton knows how to compromise and to lead with intelligence, decorum and perspective. She has a record of public service as First Lady, senator and secretary of state.

She has withstood decades of scrutiny so intense it would wither most politicians. The vehemence of some of the anti-Clinton attacks strains credulity.

Trump hasn’t even let the American people scrutinize his tax returns, which could help the nation judge his claims of business acumen. . . .

Yet despite her flaws, Clinton is the superior choice.

She does not casually say things that embolden our adversaries and frighten our allies. Her approach to governance is mature, confident and rational.

That cannot be said of her opponent.

Clinton retains her composure under pressure. She’s tough. She doesn’t back down.

Trump responds to criticism with the petulance of verbal spit wads.

That’s beneath our national dignity.

5 comments:

pithom said...

So David Friedman, the Arizona Republic, and Hillary Clinton have something in common. Anyone wanna guess what it is?

BTW, I did not endorse Mitt Rmoney. Quite the contrary.

David said...

They all created ISIS together?

karlG said...

The Republic's endorsement doesn't surprise me -- the paper has evolved from the semi-reactionary tool of my youth into a mainstream conservative outlet. Heck, in the 1980s it even endorsed Mo Udall for the House.

pithom said...

David, wrong, would you like to try again? The hint that your answer was wrong was I did not include Erdogan or Obama.

David said...

I was trying to be funny. Probably got to work on my timing . . .