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Today, the New York Times’ editorial board endorsed Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.

The Times emphasized that their choice was a result of Clinton’s vast experience with foreign and domestic policy and the overall direction she wants to take our nation.

“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 board wrote.

Hands down, even despite their issues with her attitudes on Syria, they believe that Clinton clearly outshines her opponents, also praising her strong stances on labor laws, equal pay, gun control, paid sick leave and improving childcare.

On Bernie Sanders, they wrote:

“Mr. Sanders does not have the breadth of experience or policy ideas that Mrs. Clinton offers. His boldest proposals — to break up the banks and to start all over on health care reform with a Medicare-for-all system — have earned him support among alienated middle-class voters and young people. But his plans for achieving them aren’t realistic, while Mrs. Clinton has very good, and achievable, proposals in both areas.”

And on Martin O’Malley:

“[He] is a personable and reasonable liberal who seems more suited for the jobs he has already had — governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore — than for president.”

Ouch.

This isn’t the first time the paper has stood by Clinton. They did so “twice when she ran for Senate and once in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary,” they pointed out.

The timing for this high profile endorsement couldn’t be more convenient as Clinton and Sanders are just a few days away from the Iowa Caucuses which depending on which poll you look at, they seem to be neck and neck.  Now, whether it can help persuade Iowa Democrats who are undecided or easily influenced remains to be seen.

[SOURCE: The New York Times]

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