The New Hampshire Union Leader, who has supported Republicans for a century, backed Joe Biden opposite Donald Trump in 2020.
The newspaper didn't endorse Clinton or Trump in 2016, making it clear that they expect to disagree with Biden on many issues, but wrote nonetheless:
Building this land is exactly one of Joseph Biden's skills. We have found Mr. Biden to be a caring, compassionate, and professional officer. He has repeatedly expressed his desire to be President for All America and we take him at his word. Joe Biden may not be the president we want, but in 2020 he will be the president we badly need. He will be president to bring people together and repair the ship of state.
Biden was among the most moderate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field, suggesting some of the lowest revisions in this increasingly left-wing group. We hope this is a sign of thoughtful and pragmatic Civil Service President Joe Biden. Unfortunately, President Trump has proven to be the opposite of thoughtful and pragmatic. he did not deserve a second term.
Nobody should think that the union leader has weakened his conservatism. This may be the most conservative Democrat endorsement ever written, but it is extremely illuminating because it shows that America is bigger than ideology and partisan politics in a moment.
You have a choice between an incompetent president who drove this country into the world's worst coronavirus pandemic or a caring and professional official who has the mind, skill and know-how to deal with the chaos caused by Trump to eliminate.
The Trump campaign had hoped to turn New Hampshire around, but those dreams are likely dead. The final days of Trump's campaign could be about avoiding a humiliating defeat than swinging states and winning a second term.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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