NY Daily News endorses 'warrior realist' Hillary Clinton over 'fantasist' Bernie Sanders

NY Daily News Endorses Clinton

The New York Daily News has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton saying, "her plans to give working-and middle-class Americans a fighting chance at rising incomes are far superior to Bernie Sanders.'"

The New York City tabloid feels Clinton is the superior choice, which is no surprise after Sanders recently made headlines with his botched interview in front of the paper's editorial board.

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NY Daily News endorses 'warrior realist' Hillary Clinton over 'fantasist' Bernie Sanders

Tim Kaine

The junior Democratic Senator from the swing state of Virginia could be a strategic selection for Hillary. Kaine also served as the governor of Virginia from 2006- 2010.

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Elizabeth Warren

The current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts is popular among progressive Democrats, and some even tried to draft her to run for president herself in 2016. 

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Sherrod Brown

Insiders believe that the senior U.S. Senator from Ohio could help Clinton increase her popularity with working-class voters, a group she has yet to win in a big way so far in primary contests.  

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Cory Booker

The U.S. Senator from New Jersey is both youthful and charismatic and would add racial diversity to a Clinton ticket. 

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Tom Perez

The current U.S. Secretary of Labor is considered a sleeper pick by many Democrats because he is not well known outside of D.C., but some believe his strength and popularity among union workers and other progressive groups could be an asset to Clinton's ticket. 

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Bernie Sanders

The Independent from Vermont has become Hillary Clinton's primary rival for the Democratic nomination, garnering a surprising amount of support. Bringing Sanders onto the ticket could help to unite both sets of supporters who have been split in Democratic primaries.

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Martin O'Malley

A former 2016 rival of Hillary Clinton, and former Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley could help bring some executive experience, along with a slight youthful boost to the ticket.

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Tom Vilsack

The Secretary of Agriculture since 2009, Tom Vilsack also served as the governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007. Vilsack could bring some governing experience along with swing state influence.  


Evan Bayh 

Evan Bayh could bring a more right leaning brand of politics to the ticket. Bayh previously served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011, and also as the 46th Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997.  

Joe Biden

While the likelihood of him agreeing to take on the veep job again might be low, Biden's popularity among Democrats would likely boost Clinton's chances. 

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Bill Clinton

Hillary's husband is technically allowed to serve in the job, and some legal experts even think he'd be able to take office if necessary. Unfortunately for the diehard Clinton supporters, a Clinton-Clinton ticket will probably be a dream that never comes true. 

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The Daily News calls Clinton a "super prepared warrior realist," while referring to Sanders as a "fantasist who's at passionate war with reality." The paper also says that by choosing Clinton, "Empire State Dems would powerfully signal that the party has gotten real about achieving long-sought goals."

According to the Daily News, Clinton is unsparingly clear-eyed about what's wrong with America while holding firm to what's right with America. It also says she is supremely knowledgeable about the powers a president can wield to lift fortunes in need of lifting, and possesses the right amount of strength and shrewdness.

"The global financial meltdown of 2008 supercharged trends that continue to degrade standards of living, worsen income inequality and narrow the paths to better. Meanwhile, despite Obama's let's-pretend rituals, Washington has delivered no significant help since the 2009 stimulus, let alone game-changing economic programs," the paper's editorial board wrote. "Blame whomever you like. Blame the President. Blame congressional Republicans. Blame them both. Regardless of where you pin responsibility for Washington's catastrophic abandonment of the American worker, the nation now reaps the whirlwind in the furies of the 2016 election."

The New York Democratic primary is April 19.

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