September 23, 2016

In this video, the editors of the Cincinnati Enquirer explain to their readership why at long last they feel compelled to endorse a Democrat for President.

The editorial board of the Cincinnati Enquirer never endorsed Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And they had four chances to do it.

They endorsed Barry Goldwater over John F. Kennedy.

They endorsed Nixon twice, George W. Bush twice, and McCain and Romney over Obama.

But Trump is a bridge too far.

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.

The Enquirer joins the traditionally Republican newspaper The Dallas Morning News in endorsing Clinton. The even more traditionally Republican newspaper The New Hampshire Union-Leader has endorsed Gary Johnson in its rejection of Trump.

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