US election: New York Times endorses both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for Democratic nominee

2020-01-20 | Since 8 Month

The New York Times’ editorial board has chosen to endorse both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic presidential candidacy – the final two women left in the race.

The editorial suggested the two candidates represent either a radical or realist route for America — a battle it says the Democratic Party has been itching to have since Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of Donald Trump in 2016, and “one that should be played out in the public arena and in the privacy of the voting booth”.

Both approaches — moderate and progressive — “warrant serious consideration”, the board said.

“If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now,” the board wrote in reference to Ms Warren, while also saying of Ms Klobuchar: “If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it.”

“The history of the editorial board would suggest that we would side squarely with the candidate with a more traditional approach to pushing the nation forward, within the realities of a constitutional framework and a multiparty country,” the editorial said.

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