New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, Radar has learned. The editorial expressing that view is scheduled to appear this weekend.
New York Times sister paper the Boston Globe had previously endorsed Barack Obama, prior to the New Hampshire primary. The Times has apparently decided to make its endorsement of Clinton public before the Democratic primary in South Carolina this Saturday.
Reached at his office, Times editorial page editor Andy Rosenthal was asked if the paper would be endorsing a white person or a black person for president. “Yes,” he replied. He refused any further comment.
The average of six polls tracked by Real Clear Politics shows Obama leading Clinton in South Carolina by 12 points, 39.2 to 27.2.
UPDATE: And there you have it, folks. Approximately two-and-a-half hours after Radar broke news of the New York Times‘ forthcoming endorsement of Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, the paper’s website posted an editorial confirming. John McCain has earned the paper’s support for the Republican primary nomination.