Hillary Clinton Fails To Get The Endorsement Of Her “Hometown” Paper
With just six-days until the Illinois Democratic primary and the states largest paper, the Chicago Tribune has decided not to endorse either Democratic candidate for president.
The Tribune cited that neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders have met the “fundamental economic test.”
The Chicago Tribune said of Clinton:
“Next Clinton, wary of again losing a nomination to a more liberal Democrat, scrambled to mimic Sanders. If you like window-shopping at the Lamborghini dealership on Sundays, when no salespeople are around to check your credit, then you’ll enjoy the bounty of Free Stuff that Clinton and Sanders promise to provide. Clinton’s serial diminishment during the Iowa caucuses campaign of the crisis menacing Social Security — “depletion of total trust fund reserves” in 2034, the system’s trustees warn — edges her toward the Cruz zone of doing or saying anything to win this nomination.”
This is especially ironic when you consider for weeks Clinton has been telling voters, she is “a progressive who gets things done.”
The Chicago Tribune’s non–endorsement finished by say that Clinton was essentially promising Americans whole fleets of Lamborghinis:
“Clinton and Sanders are smart and shrewd enough on economics to know they essentially are promising Americans whole fleets of Lamborghinis that never … will … be … built. This year, federal deficits begin a new climb that rises, every year, for as far as the Congressional Budget Office projects — to fiscal 2026.”
“Given the distance from economic reality that Clinton and Sanders have catapulted in their exhortations, we cannot endorse either of them in the Illinois primary election.”
These harsh words must be tough for Clinton to stomach, especially since they are coming from her “hometown” paper.