The editorial board of the New York Times officially endorsed Hilary Clinton as the Democratic nominee and offered support to Gov. Kasich as the Republican nominee.
The article favoring Clinton begins with a brilliant quote highlighting the uniqueness of this election, “Voters have the chance to choose one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.” The Republicans however do not offer this kind of experience on their side. The NY Times seemed almost reluctant to support any candidate on the conservative side, referencing Hobbes in saying that this election season has been “nasty, brutish, and anything but short.” After disapproving of most candidates, they come out to say that Gov. Kasich is the “only plausible choice.”
These articles appear at a crucial point of the election process. In the next two weeks caucuses start in Iowa and New Hampshire. Hopefully the release of these articles will impress people to choose qualified candidates, not simply those unafraid to speak their mind.