Because of respect for her “intellect, experience and courage”

This is a quote from today’s endorsement of Ms. Clinton by the New York Times editors, entited “Hillary Clinton for President.  This is such a well-written endorsement, it is really impossible to say it any better than they have.  Here is a small excerpt to whet your appetite but please click the link to go to the NY Times site to read the statement in its entirety.

The best case is, instead, about the challenges this country faces, and Mrs. Clinton’s capacity to rise to them.

The next president will take office with bigoted, tribalist movements and their leaders on the march. In the Middle East and across Asia, in Russia and Eastern Europe, even in Britain and the United States, war, terrorism and the pressures of globalization are eroding democratic values, fraying alliances and challenging the ideals of tolerance and charity.

The 2016 campaign has brought to the surface the despair and rage of poor and middle-class Americans who say their government has done little to ease the burdens that recession, technological change, foreign competition and war have heaped on their families.

Over 40 years in public life, Hillary Clinton has studied these forces and weighed responses to these problems. Our endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience, toughness and courage over a career of almost continuous public service, often as the first or only woman in the arena.

Please continue reading the New York Times Editorial Board’s endorsement, “Hillary Clinton for President,” here.  If you can’t get into the Times site because you don’t have a subscription, you can click here.

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