Iowa Paper Endorses Clinton But They’ve Never Been Right About Democratic Nominee

Bernie 2016

News broke today that the Des Moines Register, the largest news source in Iowa, endorsed Hillary Clinton for Democratic nominee over her surging challenger Bernie Sanders. When I first read about it I was outraged, especially because they said nice things about Bernie. They said they respect his campaign but basically said he can’t change a corrupt system. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m still outraged that an actually newspaper would come out and basically tell the youth of America(or any other citizen for that matter), we know all of you want things to change but you don’t matter and you’ll have to accept the oligarchy. You’ll have to accept the corrupt system.

The Register wrote that Clinton is the only Democrat with the requisite experience to lead the nation through a tumultuous road ahead. I’d like to remind The Register that just because someone has been doing something for a long time doesn’t mean they are any good at it. Experience does not equal excellence or even competence.
The newspaper said her body of record as first lady, senator and secretary of State give Clinton the edge over Sanders. Wasn’t it Clinton that just said the other day that Bernie has way more experience than her? Of course her body of work includes voting to send us to war in Iraq, which is largely thought to be the root cause of the rising of ISIS. Her body of work also includes several scandals. If this the right message to be sending?

After I had a moment to think things over I decided to go have a look at what this endorsement means. I began laughing uncontrollably when I looked at the track record of endorsements by DMR. They started doing endorsements in 1988 and literally have never once chosen the Democratic nominee. They’ve had better luck on the other side of the aisle but as far as Democrats go, who ever they pick, choose somebody else if you want to win.

1988

Republican: Bob Dole

Caucus winner: Dole.

Nominee: George Bush

Democrat: Paul Simon

Caucus winner: Richard Gephardt. Nominee: Michael Dukakis

1992

None endorsed

(Sen. Tom Harkin ran in the Democratic caucus, so candidates largely skipped Iowa. Bill Clinton became the nominee; President George Bush ran largely unopposed on the Republican side.)

1996

Republican: Bob Dole

Caucus winner and nominee: Dole

2000

Republican: George W. Bush

Caucus winner and nominee: Bush

Democrat: Bill Bradley

Caucus winner and nominee: Al Gore

2004

Democrat: John Edwards

Caucus winner and nominee: John Kerry

2008

Republican: John McCain

Caucus winner: Mike Huckabee.

Nominee: McCain

Democrat: Hillary Clinton

Caucus winner and nominee: Barack Obama

2012

Republican: Mitt Romney

Caucus winner: Rick Santorum.

Nominee: Romney

There you have it, that’s how good they are at predicting Democrats. Iowa Caucus is on February 1, 2016 and let’s prove them wrong again.

G.A. Casebeer

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