Since Friday, editorial boards across the country have continued to endorse Hillary Clinton to be our next president, calling her “the only one qualified” for the job and deeming the contrast between she and Donald Trump “stark.” These endorsements continue the unprecedented, near-universal nature of this year’s editorial board endorsements of Clinton. Even newspapers that have historically backed Republicans have either refused to support Trump or have offered their endorsement to Clinton.
This weekend’s endorsements include one from The State in South Carolina, which had not endorsed a Democrat in 40 years.
Take a look at just some of the state editorials endorsing Clinton since Friday.
The vote will mark the convergence of two historic opportunities for Michigan voters, and America. The first is the chance to shatter a bigoted gender barrier that dates to the nation’s founding by electing a woman — a woman who happens to be one of the best-prepared candidates to seek the presidency in the last century. The second is the necessity to repudiate, once and for all, the unflattering caricature of America conjured by Clinton’s demagogic Republican rival, Trump. The contrast between the candidates’ visions of the country each aspires to lead could not be more stark.
Clinton is by no means perfect — in fact, far from it. But she possesses qualities other candidates simply do not: experience, a proven track record, the correct disposition for the Oval Office, and the policies to back it all up. The DI Editorial Board believes that many factors push Clinton to the top of the pile. But five major policy points in particular have broad impacts on this election: the economy, education, the environment, race relations, and national security. … Clinton proves to be the best, most well-rounded candidate in the race.
The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady has demonstrated throughout her career in public service an appreciation for working in a bipartisan fashion to get things accomplished. She has shown a deep understanding of the issues confronting the nation – both domestically and abroad – and offers reasoned approaches to dealing with them. She has laid out specific plans for job creation tied to improving the nation’s infrastructure; immigration reform that is workable and humane; affordable training and education in growing high-tech fields; and a willingness to reconsider trade agreements that have turned out to be bad deals for American workers. And, as has been one of the hallmarks of her public career, Clinton remains deeply committed to issues involving women’s rights and health care coverage for children. … Clinton offers what the country needs most over the next four years – an understanding of the many complex issues facing the nation and an ability to work with members of both parties to go beyond the divisiveness and work toward the common good. We believe she is both qualified and prepared for that challenge.
From her time as first lady to her eight years in the Senate to her four-year tenure as secretary of state, Clinton has built a breadth of experience and a record of leadership that equips her to lead the nation through the tricky currents and perilous rapids of these turbulent times. … And Clinton possesses the gravitas and toughness to face the challenges and responsibilities unique to America in a dangerous world. Envisioning her as commander in chief requires no leap of faith, and she certainly brings a more complete portfolio to this moment than Barack Obama did in 2008.
Her resume suggests Mrs. Clinton is as prepared as any of this year’s candidates to be an effective president. She played a major role in formulating policy during her husband’s administration, especially in the areas of health care and children. As a U.S. senator from New York, she served on the Armed Services Committee, earning praise from Republican John McCain. She also became secretary of state. … This is the first time our editorial board has endorsed a Democratic presidential nominee since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Through the years, we evaluated nominees based on our support for reducing the national debt, strengthening national security and other conservative values. Those values compel us to endorse Mrs. Clinton this year.
On Oct. 13, Donald Trump framed the 2016 election this way: “This is our moment of reckoning as a society and as a civilization itself.” He could not be more right, and for that reason we endorse Hillary Clinton for president.Clinton is uniquely qualified for the presidency. More than 30 years of public service give her a decisive edge. She has a record of accomplishments and positions that can be criticized, fairly or not, yet on balance it is her experience that makes her the superior choice by far, and one of the strongest candidates for the office in many years. Clinton has been under heavy scrutiny since long before declaring her candidacy. Despite this, she has proven herself the most stable, competent and knowledgeable candidate on issues that will matter most to Americans and their interests the next four years: Health care. Foreign policy. The economy. Immigration. Climate change.
Our choice for the next president is an easy call — Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is clearly the best-suited candidate to lead the nation, by virtue of her experience, her temperament and her vision for an America that reduces the gap between the moneyed elite and the rest of us. During her 18-month campaign, Clinton has offered specific initiatives on many issues, including increased access to health care, debt-free college education, climate change, increasing taxes for the wealthiest and appointing Supreme Court justices who are likely to reduce the influence of big money in politics, safeguard the right to safe and legal abortion and defend the fundamental right to free speech.
Of the two major party candidates running for president, Hillary Clinton is the only one qualified and experienced enough to address these problems as president of the United States. In 30 years of public service dating back to her days as a legal aid attorney, through her many years as an advocate for children and families, through eight years as first lady and adviser to her husband, President Bill Clinton, through eight years as a U.S. senator with a well-documented reputation for working across the political aisle, and four years as secretary of state, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience needed to perform the most difficult job in the world. … The American people will never find a candidate for president with whom they will all agree. They will not find one who is without political or personal baggage. Of the two candidates seeking the highest office in the land, in a time when the qualities of leadership, experience and a rational demeanor are most needed, there is only one candidate who clearly rises above the other. That person is Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton, as first lady, as twice-elected U.S. senator from the state of New York, and as secretary of state, demonstrated clearly, time and again, that she can work with those with other views to try to better the world for all Americans. Her history promises that she’d be able to do the same as our nation’s chief executive. Her opponent, reality TV star Trump, hasn’t been able to show that he can even control himself in debates.
Take a moment to consider the last century of presidents and ponder which ones had job training comparable to that of Clinton. She knows the Oval Office from the inside as first lady, congressional chambers as senator, and leaders of the world as secretary of state. Young women deserve to live in an America where a woman serves as president. Young men deserve it too. … Electing our first woman president is a pivotal next step in America’s evolution as a country with ideals that have still not been fully realized after 240 years. President Hillary Clinton is the only outcome that furthers those principles this November. The grand experiment that is the United States of America once again needs its people to collectively push it forward.
The choice America faces Nov. 8 is as stark as it gets. This is an election between a thoroughly qualified candidate and a challenger whose campaign itself keeps descending into disarray. A candidate who understands America’s vital role in the world, and a rival who reduces foreign policy to slogans. A candidate who could be this nation’s first female president and a man who stoops to shamefully degrading talk about women. With a choice so clear, we enthusiastically endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. … By his temperament alone, Mr. Trump is utterly unfit to occupy the office held by such figures as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. And by her experience, empathy and discipline, and armed with a dignity that has withstood withering attacks, Mrs. Clinton clearly is ready to be our next president.
The Vincentian values our university was built on are what we’re told to live up to and think about as we walk around this campus and long after we’re gone. Standing up for justice and asking “what must be done?” have been taught to us since our days in discover or explore classes and as we enter the professional world. For this reason, we believe Hillary Clinton to be the most in line with our values and with what DePaul stands for. She earns our endorsement. … This is only the fifth time the DePaulia has issued an endorsement in its 93 year history. … Hillary Clinton, born in Edgewater and raised in northwest suburban Park Ridge, has answered that call of “what must be done?” her entire life. Following her graduation from law school, Clinton went to the work for the Children’s Defense Fund, where her work helped better the lives of the poor, the disabled and people of color. As First Lady, she was instrumental in creating the Children’s Health Insurance Program. As a senator, she was crucial in securing funding to rebuild Lower Manhattan post- 9/11. And as Secretary of State, Clinton was a vocal advocate for women’s rights and LGBT rights around the world.