Yesterday (12-20-07) the Boston Herald endorsed John McCain to be the next president of the United States. The full editorial can be viewed through the following link:
What I found interesting in the editorial was the following:
This week Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who was himself on the Democratic presidential ticket in 2000, took the unprecedented step of endorsing McCain in the upcoming Republican primaries. He did so with these words:
“In this critical election, no one should let party lines be a barrier to choosing the person we believe is best qualified to lead our nation forward. The problems that confront us are too great, the threats we face too real, and the opportunities we have too exciting for us to play partisan politics with the presidency.”
The Boston Herald agrees. And so this newspaper too will break with its decades-old tradition of endorsing candidates in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. In doing so we also address our words particularly to those millions of independent voters here, in New Hampshire and around the nation who can choose to cast their ballot in either party primary.
The choice this year is indeed clear. John McCain should be the next president of the United States and the Boston Herald is proud to endorse his candidacy.
In other words, the Boston Herald has dispensed with the idea of providing separate primary endorsements (one for the Democrats & another for the Republicans) for the 2008 Presidential Election.
I guess the editors think NONE of the Democrats are up to the task of running this country. Ouch.