I’m not suggesting newspaper endorsements for the presidency matter very much or the fact that some papers which always endorse the Republucan candidate are backing Clinton this time will have an impact on the final outcome.
Heck, that is fairly obviously a part of Trump’s master plan, to run against elites at every opportunity including the media.
It is however strangely soothing to see a paper that has never made a presidential endorsement in its 34-year history make one now, at least to the extent they are a indicating their displeasure with Trump’s candidacy, even if they are not therefore endorsing Clinton.
USA Today is hardly a highbrow publication, so maybe that makes their advice that much more interesting. Kind of makes you wonder who Trump’s supporters are if this easy-to-read -and-understand rag is considered a part of the hated elites.
No matter. This is what their editorial board had to say.
This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.
From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents.
Never in the course of human events has a position been so obviously true on the state of a presidential election, yet here we are as October approaches.
While we are on the topic of “newspaper” endorsements, you may have missed the fact that The National Enquirer endorsed Trump last March with these words:
“Our readers have a great affection and fondness for Donald Trump,” editor-in-chief Dylan Howard said in a recent interview. “It’s a readership that is disenfranchised. They do not like the political establishment. They see Donald Trump as someone who will champion their cause, just like the National Enquirer has championed their cause for many decades.”
And Elvis’s alien baby hopes you’ll register to vote today.