In a move they acknowledge is “unconventional,” the NY Times editorial board has chosen to endorse not one but two DNC candidates for President.
The 2 candidates endorsed by the NY Times also happen to both be women – Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.
Warren has fallen in polling and prediction markets in the last 2 months and has gone from a perceived co-front runner along with Biden to generally considered as trailing Biden and Bernie Sanders.
Klobuchar has never reached top-tier status as a candidate and has yet to crack the top 5 in most national polling.
The NY Times explains their decision:
The New York Times editorial board endorsed the two leading female candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on Sunday, throwing its support behind Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
The board’s decision to back not one but two candidates is a significant break with convention, one meant to address the “realist” and “radical” models being presented to voters by the 2020 Democratic field, the editorial says. While arguing that President Trump must be defeated, the board does not take a position on the best path forward for Democrats, writing that both approaches “warrant serious consideration.” (The editorial board is separate from the New York Times newsroom.)
The two female senators have released some of the most detailed policy plans of the candidates remaining in the primary campaign, prompting the board to praise each one as the “standard-bearer” for her wing of the party.
“There will be those dissatisfied that this page is not throwing its weight behind a single candidate, favoring centrists or progressives,” the board writes. “But it’s a fight the party itself has been itching to have” since Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, “and one that should be played out in the public arena and in the privacy of the voting booth.”
It adds: “Ms. Klobuchar and Ms. Warren right now are the Democrats best equipped to lead that debate. May the best woman win.”
The 15 members of the editorial board spent more than a dozen hours meeting with nine candidates, releasing full transcripts of their interviews publicly. They took a more transparent approach to their process than ever before, describing their decision-making in a limited-run daily podcast and announcing their final choices on the Sunday episode of “The Weekly” on FX.
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