Siglo 21 Endorses Clinton for President

Main Latino Newspaper in New England Announces Support for Clinton

MANCHESTER , NH - Siglo 21, a Latino newspaper that circulates in Manchester, Nashua and Salem, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President this week.

“We need a President with the strength, good faith and capacity to solve problems effectively. Problems such as the migration reform, the exit from Iraq and climate change require a real compromise with the human beings affected. We are convinced that Senator Hillary Clinton is more than qualified to face those challenges with effectiveness.”

Senator Clinton has also been endorsed by the Concord Monitor, Foster’s Daily Democrat and Laconia Citizen, the Keene Sentinel, 11 Salmon Press weekly newspapers, and 4 weekly newspapers owned by the Cabinet Press.

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“This year’s presidential elections represent one of the biggest challenges faced by the United States in many decades. The concern is to elect a president who can restore democracy and having the brand of leadership needed to pull our nation from the setbacks it experienced in all orders under President Bush’s administrations. We need a President with the strength, good faith and capacity to solve problems effectively. Problems such as the migration reform, the exit from Iraq and climate change require a real compromise with the human beings affected. We are convinced that Senator Hillary Clinton is more than qualified to face those challenges with effectiveness.

“For that reason, Siglo21 endorses the candidacy of Hillary Clinton to be the nominee of the Democratic Party in the New Hampshire primaries to be carried out on January 8.

“There is not doubt that the Democratic Party is well represented in this presidential bid by several excellent candidates. In addition, the party offers the voters the option to make a historic decision: To elect the first woman or the first African American as president of the United States.

“However, irrespective of race or gender, what really is important is to elect the candidate with the best overall qualifications to conduct the destiny of the country in these so crucial moments.

“We have followed with focused attention the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Both are leading extraordinary campaigns and have exhibit the talent that will allow them to become excellent presidents. They have similar platforms —and, in some cases, even the same weaknesses— regarding crucial issues that attract the interest of the population.

“Obama’s passionate and hopeful message certainly is dazzling; but Hillary’s message carries a mixture of strength, aplomb and confidence that must be a prerequisite to consider for any one aspiring to be president. At its moment in the past, Siglo21 criticized some of the votes cast by Hillary Clinton in the Senate, especially the one authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq and start a nonsensical war, and her support to build a shameful wall along the Mexican border.

“In spite of those errors, when it was time to choose among the many human and political qualifications that the Democrat candidates exhibit, for us it was of the utmost importance the experience and capacity of the candidates. Framed that way, Hillary Clinton’s record is impeccable. A woman of our times, she has demonstrated an independent spirit, intelligence and resolve in all the roles she has played both on her private life and her professional career, as a First Lady and as a legislator.

“We share her aspiration to reestablishing democracy in our mismanaged country, her passion for Universal Medical Insurance and the interest she showed when she was First lady to maintain good relations with all the governments of the world when she traveled the globe as a goodwill ambassador for her husband, Bill Clinton’s presidency.

“Another factor that caught our interest for her candidacy was the efficient way in which she has led her campaign and her willingness to add members of the Latino community from across the country to her team. This disposition to work with our people at least encourages the hope that if she is elected to the presidency, the desires and problems of the Latino community will at least be heard by the White House. Paramount among those issues are: our desire for a Migration Reform that legalizes the millions of undocumented immigrants that are living in the country and stopping the immoral war against Iraq.

“Although due to the abundance of talent among the candidates of the Democratic Party our selection has been difficult, Siglo21 considers that Hillary Clinton is the best option that the party has to capture the presidency of the United States this year. She has the capacity, the guts and the experience that the country needs in these ill-fated moments we found.”