May 2nd, 2008
09:26 AM ET
10 years ago

Indianapolis Star backs Clinton

(CNN) - The Indianapolis Star, Indiana’s largest paper, endorsed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid Friday.

The paper praised the New York senator’s “clear-eyed view of the way things are,” and gave her the edge on experience and toughness, pointing to pressing domestic and international crises, writing that “Hillary Clinton is the better choice, based on her experience and grasp of major issues, to confront those challenges.”

The editorial board also said it was a difficult choice – writing that the New York senator “regrettably has pandered more to voters” than Obama, adding that some of her political experience on her husband, former President Bill Clinton’s, behalf “understandably gives many voters pause about whether another Clinton should serve as president.”

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  1. DoneWithDems


    If I haven't said it lately....thanks Dems!!!


    May 2, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. paulie_nj

    Hillary is a smart woman. I want a smart person in the "White" House. Ever listen to her interviews? If you havn't then you should. She doesn't beat around the bush like Obama does. He's afraid to debate with her too and there's a good reason for that.

    May 2, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. Just a thought

    Has it occurred to Hillary supporters that the only way she can get the nomination, at this point, would be by fatally fracturing her party? Does anyone seriously think she can get more popular votes, more delegates and win more states? I know he may not get all three either however, if by some chance she does persuade the SD to side with her and gets FL and MI to count, how is that going to unite the democrats for November?

    By persisting and hoping for this unlikely winning scenario, Hillary is considerably weakening her parties chances in Novenmber regardless of who the nominee is. When Romney pulled out of the race, does anyone think it was because he could not carry on and mount a serious challenge to Mccain? Some Repulican elders persauded him to put his party before his own personal ambition. Hillary's blinding ambition may be the single biggest factor in handing the Repubilcans the White House in November.

    May 2, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  4. Bob



    May 2, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  5. Kevin

    I can't believe Obama talking about 30 cents saving a day for "average families". That comparision is why he is so out of touch. They are many Americans that drive long trips to get to work or their jobs require them to drive. Obama just like to tax people instead of having oil companies pay some of the bill. What an out of touch guy Obama has become!!!

    May 2, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. Jason

    Although Hillary has this endorsement, she continues to get less superdelegates that Barack each week and has no chance of reaching his total in pledged delegates. The drawn out outcome of the Democratic primary is inevitable, but the "drawn out" part is hurting the Democrats significantly.

    Not only are they directing all of their attention and arguments at each other rather than McCain, they are also directing all the Democratic MONEY at each other rather than at McCain. There is a finite limit of money that can be raised for the entire election process on both sides. The Democrats are using the bulk of theirs against each other, while the Republicans are building a big fund to win the election that matters. ALL STATES SHOULD VOTE ON THE SAME DAY to ELIMINATE this huge WASTE OF MONEY and DETRIMENTAL PROCESS of drawn out elections!

    May 2, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. ABG

    The Indianapolis Star's endorsement states why Hillary Clinton must be our next President!

    Between Barach Obama's loyalty to a Pastor, who he knew all along had those extreme views on America and race, and his stereotyping of Pennsylvanians, why would any voter think he has what it takes to be President?

    No one in public service should be stereotyping anyone! Did not Obama grow up with that awful way of viewing people? Would he not be the last person to do that himself?

    Senator Obama's "epiphany" concerning Rev. Wright was politically driven.

    Reverend Wright's silence after the 'denunciation' is deafening!

    May 2, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  8. walt ohio

    Sharon is rwally Hillarey sneaking into the blogs. Obama is going to win and no amount of whining from Sharon "Clinton" will make a difference!!!!! PAUL VS CLINTON says it all about the lying B _ _ _ H. Bill Clinton loves campaigning for Hillary. Think of all the Monicas he meets out on the trail. What a scumbag. The black folk did not cause the spread of HIV. It was Bill Clinton.

    May 2, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. Theresa, Ohio

    Do newspapers endorsements' work?

    Cheap shot Hill Bill

    May 2, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  10. Jackie

    Go Hillary!!!!

    May 2, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  11. Leo from NV

    I think the political ticker headlines are a good indicator of what our future presidents will be about:

    – Indianapolis Star backs Clinton


    – Obama wonders about Paula Abdul

    May 2, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. pc

    America backs Obama!!! Yes We Can!!!

    Go Obama!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  13. mary landsfind

    California Case #BC304174

    "In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25, 2008 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!."

    “Had Senator Clinton be forced to testify under oath, as a material witness and beneficiary of the fraud that her husband is being sued for before the Democratic Convention, her remote chances for being nominated the party candidate would have been unquestionably destroyed.”

    “Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    All the court documents/evidence is here:

    May 2, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. PJohnson

    I f it was a difficult choice, why make a choie?

    May 2, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  15. jd

    thats ok. Means nothing much. OBAMA /08

    May 2, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  16. George, Los Angeles

    Thank you Indianapolis Star! Way to go! Hillary 2008. I'm glad someone is seeing through Barack Obama. I'm for tried and true!

    Hillary 2008 and 2012!

    May 2, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  17. dave

    well, some folks might not like how they endorsed, but they are the #1 paper in the State (in terms of circulation, if not in terms of quality), and while newspaper endorsements don't always influence voters, most politicos like to get a paper's endorsement than not receive it.....and of course it is the paper's right to endorse what ever person they want to..... mccain/rice08!

    May 2, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  18. Cory

    Too bad the Star isn't a Superdelegate, because that is the only way Clinton has a chance. End the 20 year Clinton/Bush reign!

    May 2, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  19. richard

    Peter Paul junk has been debunked already. The MSM would look like fools to report on it.

    May 2, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
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