Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has received a big boost a week ahead of the caucuses in the key US state of Iowa as the Democratic frontrunner was endorsed by a major newspaper of the midwestern state that described her as an “outstanding” candidate.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who is currently positioned third after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and runner-up Ted Cruz, was also endorsed by Des Moines Register an influential Iowan newspaper ahead of the February 1 Iowa Caucus.
Trump and Cruz did not seek endorsement from the daily.
“While we may disagree on key points, we still believe they would do a better job for our country than their opponents,” the newspaper said in an editorial last night.
“The presidency is not an entry-level position. Whoever is sworn into office next January must demonstrate not only a deep understanding of the issues facing America, but also possess the diplomatic skills that enable presidents to forge alliances to get things done,” the daily wrote.
Noting that Democrats have, by the above measure, one “outstanding” candidate in the form of Hillary Clinton, the daily said no other candidate can match the depth or breadth of Clinton’s knowledge and experience.