New York Times Endorses Kasich: Trump, Cruz ‘Equally Objectionable’

Trump “has neither experience in nor interest in learning about national security, defense or global trade,” the endorsement of Kasich opines. “From deporting Mexican immigrants and barring Muslims to slapping a 45 percent tariff on Chinese imports, Mr. Trump invents his positions as he goes along.”

The paper then turns its attention to Sen. Cruz, and his campaign which is supposedly not about “constitutional principles,” but “about ambition.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Because all Republicans look toward the NYTs to tell them how to vote.
    This endorsement is worth a million votes… split evenly between Cruz and Trump!

    • Petrilia

      Are you still sure of that?

      • Drunk_by_Noon


  • It was interesting to watch the Republican debate without Trump. What stood out the most for me is how all the candidates sounded like professional Politicians — everything well-rehearsed scripted rhetoric. Including Cruz and Rubio.

    • luna

      Cruz & Rubio are both talented debaters.

      • BillyHW

        Are they master debaters?

        • They’re cunning linguists.

          • Clausewitz

            Or something close to that.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’m a cunning linguist but I’m spoken for.

      • I was a supporter of Rubio from day one — I think he’s got more brain power than all nine of them put together. Cruz is supposed to be a National debater — I just can’t get over the heavy Texas drawl (even as a fellow Canadian — sarc — and as someone who has lived before in the American Southwest and picked up the accent myself while I was there).

        Anyway my point is their answers were canned. Tough to test intelligence when there’s no spontaneity. The latter is something that Trump seems to contribute in spades.

        • luna

          Trump is in a different league.

          Rubio speaking reminds me of JFK.

          Still my pick on the basis of leadership & vision with regards to defeating Islam is Carson. I hope he wins, but it seems a long shot.

          • Just remember you’re casting your vote for we Canucks who can’t — we are desperate and need somebody who isn’t afraid to insult our narcissistic dysfunctional leader Justin! (It may take someone who is a different kind of narcissist to do that — one who is functional).

        • Petrilia

          Listen to Trump speak. He has an IQ of156, sees things in 3D, knows all chess moves before they happen. YOU need too be smart to follow his mercurial thinking. He can start somewhere, veer off in another place And go right back where he started from,no teleprompters, not worried interns passing him paper of what they think he should say. After 8 years of the teleprompter holiday golf spending king, this is good. Someone to hold of that 13 trillion dollar deficit and rassle it to the ground, will make America great again.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            And then a supposedly smart man like Dana Gould can’t follow.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Accents are something I pick up too easily.
          I used to bartend East Indian weddings and I kept having to check myself before asking the next person in line what they’d like to drink.
          The Christopher Walken accent is the Holy Grail that I’ve never been able to master.

  • Ed

    And the 5 remaining readers will take note…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Someone must have reminded them Hitler is dead. Left them scrambling.

  • Minicapt

    Next month- “Does Kasich have a mistress, who is also a lobbyist for unapproved evil interests?”

  • Dana Garcia

    Kasich has been a good governor for Ohio, got a crappy economy into shape.

    But he’s an amnesty guy, loves those illegal aliens big time. The NYTimes approves of that, so the editors can get even cheaper household help.

  • BillyHW

    lol Kasich!

    • luna

      Billy, do you know the break down of votes for Justin by gender?

      Percent of male/female voters that voted for Justin?

      • Exile1981

        No one knows the stats have not been released yet. Elections Canada only has upto2011 on line so far; the 2015 election votes by gender / race etc are not available

        • luna

          Thanks. Maybe I’m wrong, but it looks like that only shows voter turnout, but not how votes were cast broken down by gender.

          • Exile1981

            They don’t track gender of voters. So any actual numbers would be a guess based on pollsters asking people after the election. Depending on where they ask and even when in the day they ask it will greatly skew the results; also I’ve read that less than 50% of those asked as they leave the polling stations actually tell the media and the #’s people (who hang outside stations) the truth of what they voted.

            Now some stats that are interesting the liberals picked up over 90% of the 3mllion people 1st time voters – so either finally old enough to vote,finally decided to vote or new citizens.,

          • El Martyachi

            The dauphin’s decade-long campus circuit paid off big.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            My daughter when she’s allowed to vote in the next election will not vote for him.
            She hates him.
            Daddy’s girl.

  • luna

    My biggest problem with the candidates is partly a problem with the media. When it comes to terrorism, media asks two questions.
    1. What will you do about ISIS?
    2. Are you anti-Muslim?

    What I want to hear is how well they defeat Islam, ISIS is just most recent symptom. Most candidates stick to the script, and avoid the elephant in the room. I blame both media and candidates.

    In my opinion of all the candidates Carson seems to be the most interested in facing the elephant in the room honestly.

  • luna

    Also from NYT:
    Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Trial balloon.
      And he’s done.

  • andycanuck

    It’s even worse. Kasich is thanking the NYT for supporting him! (It’s at Weasel Zippers.)

  • Petrilia

    Jon Kasich, commie, my father was a mailman, doesn’t even register on any polls, this is who the NYT picks???? I will now predict that the once great newspaper, I used to pay $8.50 on Sundayto buy it, will soon say they are laying off hundreds of people. Why? Because THEY are so out of touch with their readers. Their people and once stupidly I was one. ANY sensible business person would run with Trump, since all news is Trump 24/7. So, the only conclusion to be drawn, is that they have lost and are losing revenue so fast they can’t keep up. Which I don’t mind if they seriously think Jon Kasich is the best that the Repubs could forward. It is my feeling this is the reason they can fire hundreds of loyal staff. Let,s just see.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Dominion News in Winnipeg used to get the Sunday edition of the New York Times in a week later.
      It cost a lot of money to buy an import in those days.
      Now they are a sex shop that carries a few newspapers.