March 14, 2016

Newspaper editorial boards from around the country, even those that are usually Republican-friendly, just can't when it comes to the GOP clown car driven by Donald Trump.

The video above shows an interview with Rosemary O'Hara, The Palm Beach/Broward County (FL) Sun-Sentinel. Here's their editorial, "Why we can't endorse Trump, Rubio, Cruz or Kasich":

We cannot endorse businessman Donald Trump, hometown Sen. Marco Rubio or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz because they are unqualified to be president. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the best of the bunch, but if you measure a candidate by the caliber of his campaign, Kasich's lack of traction and organization make a vote for him count for little.

Sure, the Sun-Sentinel is still mourning Jeb!'s loss, but when every single alternative is unqualified to be President? Would you believe they might endorse a Democrat in November? I'm not holding my breath.

The former communications director for the Illinois Republican Party, Mark Schmidt, wrote the lead editorial in Saturday's Springfield (IL) State Journal Register:

Today, I am saddened to admit that I can no longer recognize the Republican Party that once attracted my loyalty. Were they alive today, Lincoln would be tagged by modern Republicans as a socialist and Eisenhower denounced as a tax-and-spend liberal. Even Ronald Reagan would simply not be conservative enough for today’s radical right.

The Republicans of 2016 have become a brash, ideologically extreme reality show pandering to the lowest common denominator. From the state Capitol to the Congress, Republican leaders have lost their focus and abandoned formerly staunch adherents like me.

The Cinncinnati (OH) Enquirer:

Anyone but Trump.

Americans may disagree about the best path forward sometimes, but we love and respect our neighbor, no matter their race, gender or religion.

What is this country about if not that?

Stop and think before you vote Tuesday, and make a selection that says we the people still stand united.

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