The New York Times’ editorial board said Saturday it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, coming just two days ahead of the highly-anticipated Iowa caucuses.
The newspaper, in selecting Clinton ahead of main rival Bernie Sanders, pointed out her experience as secretary of state under President Barack Obama and her own time as a senator from New York for maintaining herself as the more experienced and capable candidate.
The editorial board wrote:
“Hillary Clinton is the right choice for the Democrats to present a vision for America that is radically different from the one that leading Republican candidates offer — a vision in which middle-class Americans have a real shot at prosperity, women’s rights are enhanced, undocumented immigrants are given a chance at legitimacy, international alliances are nurtured and the country is kept safe.”
The Times’ editorial board in 2008 also endorsed Clinton for the nomination over her then-rival Obama. She was also endorsed twice by the paper for the U.S. Senate.
The newspaper’s editorial board also on Saturday picked Ohio Gov. John Kasich as the “only plausible choice for Republicans tired of the extremism and inexperience on display in this race.”