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Archive for Sunday, December 16, 2007

Newspaper endorses McCain, Clinton

December 16, 2007

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— The Des Moines Register's editorial board is endorsing Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton ahead of the state's Jan. 3 presidential caucuses, contending they top the field in competence and readiness to lead in a time of dissension at home and distrust and peril abroad.

Weighing in on a tight Democratic race, the statewide paper's board said in its endorsement Saturday night that Democratic challenger Barack Obama "inspired our imaginations. But it was Clinton who inspired our confidence."

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Frank Smith 7 years ago

This endorsement isn't a surprise for a newspaper that kept Dennis Kucinich out of the last Iowa debate and writes off Ron Paul. The Register has picked the most war-friendly Democrat and a war supporter on the Republican side as well.

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