Skip to comments.Detroit News endorses Gary Johnson - who can't name one world leader
Posted on 09/29/2016 3:09:31 PM PDT by Sean_Anthony
Detroit News endorses ridiculous ticket.
Note: In the interest of disclosure I guess I should mention that I used to be a Detroit News contributor. Not sure why it would matter, but there you go.
You may have read that the Detroit News for the first time in its 143 history endorsed a presidential candidate that wasnt a Republican. Technically thats true, but the paper also failed to endorse a Republican in 2004, when it refused to lend its support to George W Bush. Thats fine, and its their right to do so, but what they did today makes absolutely no sense.
Thats because, instead of endorsing no one, they went NeverTrump by offering their rubber stamp to an abject joke of a ticket: alleged Libertarians Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.
Is there anyone left in Detroit who could (or would want to) read a newspaper?
Says a lot about Hillary if they endorse Johnson over her!
One leader that he could look up to. In his defense, they seem to be in very short supply.
They took the safe way out - didn’t want to lose subscriptions
The News used to be a half-way decent newspaper. Not anymore. Except for their Tigers coverage which is still pretty good and free online.
Frank Beckman was excellent on WJR this morning. He said it was an endorsement for Hillary.
I disagree. The endorsement bleeds votes from Hillary and helps Trump.
Curious er and curious er
I'll say it again watch Michigan, Trump is going to take it.
I'd say more but the "other-side" might be reading our post..
Detroit News? They did such an absolute STELLAR JOB with
their Political Endorsements over the past 5 and a half decades, ...... that their City SHOWS IT!!
Detroit News = Total JOKE of a Newspaper!!
Gary Johnson is tanking deliberately because he is supposed to help Hillary, but it hasn’t worked out that way.
I’m getting the feeling Gary has gone as high in electoral popularity as he is ever going to get. From this point on, it may plateau a few weeks more, then dip dramatically after the second debate.
It was a stupid question, though. Why would a candidate play favorites with foreign leaders before even getting elected?
When I think of world leaders, the ones that come first to mind are those I don't particularly respect, after that it's leaders who aren't in power or even alive anymore.
But all Johnson had to do was say, "I'm not going to play favorites." Chris Matthews was a jerk (as usual), demanding an answer to his stupid question and not allowing Johnson to beg off.
“Detroit News endorses Gary Johnson - who can’t name one world leader”
It must be because of Trump’s “lack of experience”.
I guess I'll say the PennySaver will be endorsing Hillary for prison in the next edition.. :-)
The Detroit News and the Free Press literally are the same paper, as neither can survive on their own.
Most papers in Michigan are in this boat. They share so many resources, they are really just the same newspaper with separate small staffs in their respective cities to make sure they look local enough.
All of these newspaper endorsements are FOS. Except for the Arizona Republic who endorsed the last two liberal losers, McCain and Romney. With that record, I don’t think Clintoon is very excited about their endorsement.
I betcha Johnson wouldn’t be at a loss for words if he were asked to name his favorite marijuana strain.
I think they endorsed Johnson because even they couldn’t endorse Clinton but would be murdered if they endorsed Trump.
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