Discussion: Des Moines Register Endorses Clinton, Rubio In Presidential Race

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Rubio? They might want to consider changing their endorsement to someone who actually shows up to their job.

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The presidency is not an entry-level position. Whoever is sworn into office next January must demonstrate not only a deep understanding of the issues facing America, but also possess the diplomatic skills that enable presidents to forge alliances to get things done.
By that measure, Democrats have one outstanding candidate deserving of their support: Hillary Clinton. No other candidate can match the depth or breadth of her knowledge and experience.

I concur. Thank you, ‘Des Moines Register.’

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Guess the editors endorsing Rubio didn’t read what the editors endorsing Clinton wrote.

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Seriously.

I think their point was, on the other hand, there isn’t a whole lot of experience on the R side, so we’re going with Rubio because the frontrunners make us seize up with existential dread.

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My thoughts exactly. Different standards, it would appear, for endorsement of a GOPer.

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Well I guess that’s that.

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I wish Cruz would have the attendance record of Rubio.

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 Rubio has higher favorability ratings among independents than all candidates but Ben Carson

Is that really true? As an Independent I can’t imagine most of them could possibly be that stupid.

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party’s best hope

Opie-Juan Kenobi…

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I was the happy recipient of an expletive-filled (Spanish-language) tirade which lasted (I timed it) about 18 minutes, 45 seconds (the guy had to come up for air at some point).

The occasion? Something I said:

“Do you think Marco Rubio has a shot?”

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The paper wrote that it "values the executive experience, pragmatism and thoughtful policies of John Kasich, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush,

That’s unjustifiable and gratuitous praise for Bush. He certainly does not have “thoughtful policies”; he couldn’t figure out for a week if his imbecile brother’s dishonest and utterly ruinous Iraq war was really a good idea, but he figured it probably was. Hired all the same catastrophically confused advisers. That’s about as far from “thoughtful policies” as a body can stray. :unamused: "Vote for me, I’m not stupider than my brother the dolt!"

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It does boggle the mind but they can. Being an independent had some sense when the Democratic Party had a Dixiecrat wing and Republicans were by and large rational human beings. That state of affairs hasn’t existed for decades. How this can escape their notice is beyond me.

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Exactly right. They should have endorsed none of the above on the Republican side if they truly believe what they wrote.

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Cruz has his own problems like his insurance/Obamacare lie. He lied about being dropped, lied about premiums going up 50% (his would have dropped as he was changed from a PPO to an HMO plan) and he obviously didn’t understand the letter that BCBS of TX sent to him explaining the change (which would have been in at best 7th grade English).

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The guy lies so much I’m beginning to wonder if those people on stage with him are really his family. I mean, do we know for sure?

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Being a natural born Canadian, he’s not technically qualified to run. But can that be waived because he has solid Christian vahyues? Plus he was wronged when his insurance got stolen from him!

Some independents became so because they got disgusted with Bush and some are independents because they are not much interested in politics. Both of these segments contain some Evangelicals. So presented with an Evangelical with Carson’s inspiring life history they fall for it. You have to be paying attention not to. The devil is in the details.

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Classic “His brother is worse” endorsement.

Excellent point!!!