Houston Chronicle Endorses Clinton
The Houston Chronicle officially endorsed Hillary Clinton on Friday.
“Any one of Trump’s less-than-sterling qualities – his erratic temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his contempt for the rule of law, his ignorance – is enough to be disqualifying,” said the editorial board on Friday.
“His convention-speech comment, ‘I alone can fix it,’ should make every American shudder. He is, we believe, a danger to the Republic.”
The Hill reports:
The Chronicle praised Clinton as superior in experience and on a range of issues, including healthcare, immigration, energy and foreign affairs.
“On the issues, there’s no comparison in terms of thoughtfulness, thoroughness and practicality,” said the board, adding that Clinton will fight for social and economic reforms that will reduce poverty and help women.
The newspaper also lauded her calls for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, support for clean energy, commitment to NATO allies and temperament as some of her core strengths.
“We could go on with issues, including her plans for sensible gun safety and for combating terrorism – her policy positions are laid out in detail on her campaign web site – but issues in this election are almost secondary to questions of character and trustworthiness.
The board also highlighted Clinton’s history-making bid.
“America’s first female president would be in the Oval Office more than a century and a half after a determined group of women launched the women’s suffrage movement, almost a century after women in this country won the right to vote. It’s a milestone, to be sure. Few could have imagined it would be so consequential,” they concluded.
In 2012, Houston Chronicle endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
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