September 7, 2016

HE'S NOT A REPUBLICAN:

Dallas Morning News Endorses A Democrat For The First Time In Over 75 Years (Anjali Sareen, September 7, 2016, National Memo)

The editorial board at the paper didn't mince words in their endorsement of Clinton, saying, "There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November."

The paper acknowledged that their endorsement constituted a significant break in tradition. The Dallas Morning News has not endorsed a democrat for president since before World War II. "If you're counting," the editorial read, "that's more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections."

In fact, the last time a Republican nominee wasn't endorsed by the paper, a Democratic one wasn't either. In 1964, the year that Lyndon B. Johnson was running against Barry Goldwater, the paper's editor and publisher were at odds over the candidates, so the paper decided not to print any endorsement at all.

The Dallas Morning News acknowledged that their views are generally at odds with the Democratic party, and that they've been critical of Clinton in the past.

"But unlike Donald Trump," they wrote, "Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy."

Posted by at September 7, 2016 2:10 PM

  

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