The Cincinnati Enquirer has endorsed Republican presidential candidates for nearly 100 years, but today they endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
The Enquirer’s editorial board wrote:
The Enquirer has supported Republicans for president for almost a century – a tradition this editorial board doesn’t take lightly. But this is not a traditional race, and these are not traditional times. Our country needs calm, thoughtful leadership to deal with the challenges we face at home and abroad. We need a leader who will bring out the best in all Americans, not the worst.
That’s why there is only one choice when we elect a president in November: Hillary Clinton.
Trump is a clear and present danger to our country. He has no history of governance that should engender any confidence from voters. Trump has no foreign policy experience, and the fact that he doesn’t recognize it – instead insisting that “I know more about ISIS than the generals do” – is even more troubling. His wild threats to blow Iranian ships out of the water if they make rude gestures at U.S. ships is just the type of reckless, cowboy diplomacy Americans should fear from a Trump presidency.
The Enquirer clearly framed the choice in this election as between a person whose statements suggest that his presidency would be a danger to the welfare of the country or a very qualified and competent public servant who is almost certain to do a good job, but who at a minimum will keep the country safe and moving forward.
When a newspaper that has endorsed Republicans for almost a century draws the line at Trump, the Republican Party has nominated someone who is totally unelectable.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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