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Arizona Republic Endorses Clinton

Clinton retains her composure under pressure. She’s tough. She doesn’t back down. Trump responds to criticism with the petulance of verbal spit wads. That’s beneath our national dignity. When the president of the United States speaks, the world expects substance. Not a blistering tweet.

— The Arizona Republic, endorsing a Democrat for the first time since the newspaper’s founding in 1890.

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Republican Ex-Governor Endorses Clinton

I’m not often critical of the media, but I am this year. And it’s driven mostly by television, and ratings. They never really vetted Bernie Sanders, and to this day have not vetted Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton? Oh my God. No human being in history has been more vetted.


— Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson (R), quoted by City Pages, announcing his support for Hillary Clinton who he said is a “very kind, a very good person.”

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Former GOP Senator Endorses Clinton

“I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am. This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’ But I did. … If someone had told me 10 years ago I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed them.”

— Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, The Hill reports.

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Cruz Gets Fiorina Endorsement

Carly Fiorina endorsed one-time rival Sen. Ted Cruz for president. “Fiorina said last week during the Virginia primary that she didn’t vote for herself, despite appearing on the ballot, but instead chose Cruz.”

ABC News

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Major Florida Newspaper Won’t Endorse a GOP Candidate

We cannot endorse businessman Donald Trump, hometown Sen. Marco Rubio or Sen. Ted Cruz because they are unqualified to be president… Gov. John Kasich is the best of the bunch, but if you measure a candidate by the caliber of his campaign, Kasich’s lack of traction and organization make a vote for him count for little.

— The Florida Sun Sentinel will not make an endorsement for the Republican presidential primary because “the kind of person who should be running is not in the race.”

Poetic Justice

Endorsing Recordless Rubio

Rick dropped out and said of Marco, “I’m for him.”
But when asked for Rubio’s accomplishments, he couldn’t list ’em.
So when’s an endorsement
Mostly an impediment?
When it comes from a washed-up has-been like Rick Santorum.

Poetic Justice

Pile of Palinisms

What Sarah Palin’s going to say is anybody’s guess,
And what she really means, only she knows best.
But The Donald’s endorsement
Became an embarrassment
When she called political correctness a “suicide vest.

News & Comment

Sarah Palin: Pre-Primary Endorsing Poetess or Post-Literate Endorseress?

Eric Thayer for The New York Times
Eric Thayer for The New York Times

The New York Times offers a tongue-in-cheek analysis of Sarah Palin’s Donald Trump endorsement speech delivered in her unique oratorical style in Ames, Iowa, yesterday.

In “The Most Mystifying Lines of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Speech,” reporter Michael Barbaro attempts to parse the 10 most memorable lines from Palin’s address, which, he says, “has been described as performance art, a filibuster, even slam poetry.”

Here’s an example:

“He is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a ‘Hallelujah!’ ”

Mrs. Palin goes godly as she enthuses about the business world.

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Bush is Even Losing the Endorsement Game

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is expected to endorse Jeb Bush for president this morning.

— Politico reports.

Enumerati

Sanders Wins Endorsement from MoveOn.org

340,665

Number of ballots cast in online balloting that ran from last Thursday through Sunday night to win the endorsement of the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org, Politico reports. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders prevailed, “winning 78.6 percent of the vote out of 340,665 ballots cast — both records in terms of most votes cast and largest margin of victory. Just 14.6 percent voted for Hillary Clinton, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley earned 0.9 percent, with 5.9 percent of ballots in favor of not endorsing a particular candidate this time.”