The Des Moines Register has endorsed Hillary Clinton and John McCain for their parties’ nominations. The Des Moines Register is well-respected and an influential paper in Iowa so this is big news for Hillary Clinton. Even better, here was the
reason the editorial board gave for selecting Hillary Clinton,
Indeed, Obama, her chief rival, inspired our imaginations. But it was Clinton who inspired our confidence. Each time we met, she impressed us with her knowledge and her competence. The times demand results. We believe as president she’ll do what she’s always done in her life: Throw herself into the job and work hard. We believe Hillary Rodham Clinton can do great things for our country.
BTW, The New York Times printed a story yesterday about the editorial board at the Des Moines Register and how coveted its endorsement is. Interestingly, the top three members of the board (there are six members total) are women.