Daily News Editorial Board says Vote Hillary Clinton: Her plans to give working- and middle-class Americans a fighting chance at rising incomes are far superior to Bernie Sanders'NEW YORK DAILY NEWSTuesday, April 12, 2016A ritual that plays out at 8:30 a.m. on the first Friday of every month highlights the urgency of a Hillary Clinton victory in the New York Democratic presidential primary.
At that hour, the U.S. government updates the state of the working and middle classes with its latest measurements of jobs in America, how much they’re paying and how many people are going without.
On April 19, New York Democrats will have unusual say over the party’s nominee. They have in Clinton a superprepared warrior realist. They have in opponent Bernie Sanders a fantasist who’s at passionate war with reality. By choosing Clinton, Empire State Dems would powerfully signal that the party has gotten real about achieving long-sought goals.
Here then the moment has arrived to reckon, instead, with truths about Sanders and his programs:
Subjected to meaningful scrutiny for the first time, the senator from Vermont proved utterly unprepared for the Oval Office while confirming that the central thrusts of his campaign are politically impossible.
Clinton’s proposals are shaped for the world in which we live, not the world in which we might wish to live. By any stretch of the imagination — except that of Sanders — they stand as the highflying progressive wish list of a results-driven candidate.
Head to head exclusively on those terms — which are the fundamental terms of their debate — the former First Lady, senator and secretary of state promises to be a true Democratic champion.
For all these reasons, the Daily News strongly endorses Hillary Clinton in the April 19 New York Democratic primary.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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