Clinton Campaign - Foster’s Daily Democrat, Laconia Citizen Stress Case for Hillary Clinton Presidency

MANCHESTER, NH – Foster’s Daily Democrat and the Laconia Citizen again reiterated the case for Senator Hillary Clinton for President in an editorial that ran in both papers today.

Foster’s writes, “Hillary Clinton is ready to be a national and world leader at a time when her country is attempting to redefine itself at home and abroad.”

They continue, “It is an awesome task she seeks to undertake, but it has become clear in meeting with her and studying her positions on a variety of issues she stands tallest among the Democrats seeking to become the 44th president of the United States.”

“Hillary Clinton has a passion for America and its people. Where something is wrong she wants to fix it. Where America's leadership has strayed she wants to correct the course.“Hillary Clinton has committed herself to a career in public

service. It is a role that has given her a wide view of issues of concern to the American people — issues domestic and international in scope.”

Foster’s and the Laconia Citizen were the first major daily newspapers in New Hampshire to endorse a Democrat in the 2008 primary when they first endorsed Hillary on December 19th. Hillary has also received the endorsement of 11 Salmon Press weekly newspapers, the Keene Sentinel, and four Cabinet Press weekly newspapers.

The Fosters Daily Democrat and Laconia Citizen re-endorsement editorial follows:

Clinton is best choice for Democrats: Ready to be a leader on the national and world stage

 

The American people want new leaders. It is a message resonating in meeting halls and living rooms throughout the country. It is the topic of discussion in the workplace and at the dinner table.

Americans are saying their country can be better. It was once and it can be again.

Government has become isolated from the people it is meant to serve and the American people are about to take matters into their own hands. It will begin in Iowa on Jan. 3 and quickly move to New Hampshire five days later. After that, a rumble will become a roar when the voters of more than 20 states cast their ballots on a single day.

The campaign for president has been hard-fought, even bitter at times, but of at least one thing we are confident, in state after state, voters will separate substance from rhetoric.

Last week, Foster's Daily Democrat and The (Laconia) Citizen declared their support for Hillary Clinton as the best choice among Democrats to lead America during the four years beginning in January of 2009.

It is an awesome task she seeks to undertake, but it has become clear in meeting with her and studying her positions on a variety of issues she stands tallest among the Democrats seeking to become the 44th president of the United States.

Hillary Clinton has a passion for America and its people. Where something is wrong she wants to fix it. Where America's leadership has strayed she wants to correct the course.

Hillary Clinton has committed herself to a career in public service. It is a role that has given her a wide view of issues of concern to the American people — issues domestic and international in scope.

It is a dangerous decade in which we live. We were reminded how dangerous Thursday when Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a deadly suicide attack that killed 20 other people.

The outrage on a street in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Thursday is a wake-up call to the indelible fact that a strong international community is the only way in which nations can be made safe and defensible in such perilous times.
Hillary Clinton is ready to be a national and world leader at a time when her country is attempting to redefine itself at home and abroad.

She is a person of great inner strength — someone who can deal with adversity in myriad ways.
Hillary Clinton has listened to the people during her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. It is in her eyes no matter the size or the nature of the group in which she is involved in conversation.

She is a good partner in diplomatic dialogue. She will work to understand the points made by others. But she can be firm as well. She has a strength of purpose — the kind of strength that is necessary to lead a great nation to even greater heights.

Clinton's critics are heard to say she has too sharp an edge — too combative. When that doesn't fly they try to label her as reluctant and inconclusive. Which is it — or is it her critics trying to play catch up in an arena in which they are overmatched?

Hillary Clinton has a desire to lead out of love for her country and because she knows it can be better than it is today.
If we are asked why a newspaper that has traditionally supported only Republicans for state and national office is getting involved in Democratic politics, we respond by saying in these times we are interested in only the best alternatives being available for the people to call on. It's about a bigger picture.

America will be best served if Democrats and unenrolled voters see Hillary Clinton as the best choice for her party's nomination for president of the United States.