The Atlantic’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President

Hillary Clinton

The current editorial of the Atlantic Magazine is very potent, incisive, penetrating and consequential. It is an endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. The editorial submission is an explosive nuance on the current presidential campaigns in the United States. This endorsement will change the dynamics of this historic general election.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

The iconic magazine is known for its umpire status in the political affairs of America. It has maintained its neutrality in US politics since its inception by its founding fathers in 1857. Since its birth 159 years ago, it has historically endorsed only three candidates-Hillary Clinton in 2016 inclusive. The other two are Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The magazine is known for curbing the existential crisis that face the American people during presidential/electioneering campaigns.

Atlantic only comes out to voice its editorial opinion when the fabric of the US exceptionalism is threatened by the demagoguery of the other contesting candidate. This is a welcome and terrific development for the tenets of democracy. This historic endorsement has sealed, exposed and confirmed my consistent notion that Donald Trump is a beautiful gift for Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. Donald Trump is ostentatiously unqualified and abysmally unfit to lead the free world. American voters are very articulate and well informed when it comes to electing their leaders.

The Atlantic magazine editorial also posited that: “Our endorsement of Clinton, and rejection of Trump, is not a blanket dismissal of the many Trump supporters who are motivated by legitimate anxieties about their future and their place in the American economy. But Trump has seized on these anxieties and inflamed and racialized them, without proposing realistic policies to address them.”

In addition to overwhelming endorsements Hillary Clinton has received from virtually well known newspapers in the US, the Atlantic magazine encapsulated all the editorial opinions of all of these major Newspapers. “In its founding statement, The Atlantic promised that it would be “the organ of no party or clique,” and our interest here is not to advance the prospects of the Democratic Party, nor to damage those of the Republican Party. If Hillary Clinton were facing Mitt Romney, or John McCain, or George W. Bush, or, for that matter, any of the leading candidates Trump vanquished in the Republican primaries, we would not have contemplated making this endorsement.” The Atlantic’s nationalistic reaction in consonant with others major Newspapers in the country is a welcome development.

The magazine’s unfettered beliefs in the judgement of the American voters has been loudly espoused in their historic submission. “We believe in American democracy, in which individuals from various parties of different ideological stripes can advance their ideas and compete for the affection of voters. But Trump is not a man of ideas. He is a demagogue, a xenophobe, a sexist, a know-nothing, and a liar.”

After several decades of their principled and rare stance on politics, Atlantic magazine has again saved and delivered the soul of America from hateful rhetoric, vilest, divisiveness, demagoguery and backwardness of Donald Trump. “He is spectacularly unfit for office, and voters—the statesmen and thinkers of the ballot box—should act in defense of American democracy and elect his opponent.” Donald Trump seems vowed to sentence America back to the dark age. Hillary Clinton has momentarily clogged Donald Trump’s momentum to unify all the demographic group in the United States.

Consequentially, Hillary Clinton has shattered the 8-million-glass-ceiling she cracked in 2008. She is about to make history by sauntering into the inner part of the shattered ceiling. She is a policy wonk with unstoppable momentum. A very smart woman, and a great debater who knows the psychology of her opponent; and she uses it to her advantage. Her unique and impeccable credentials are her assets in the forthcoming general elections. Her opponent, Donald Trump is completely encumbered by his own gutter language and antecedents. I am already opening my champagne and red wine in anticipatory celebration of her impending victory in November 8, 2016.

Written by
Yahaya Balogun
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