Robert Ehlert, in the Oct. 23 Sunday Depth Section, explains why the Statesman endorses candidates. What he provided were reasons to critique, evaluate and report candidate positions, which is important. An endorsement signifies a belief the candidate endorsed would, in the opinion of the endorser, do a good job if elected. The Statesman could have endorsed any presidential candidate or concluded that none were worthy of endorsement.
The Clinton endorsement simply means that, in the Statesman’s opinion, she will serve the nation well. Ehlert should have simply stated this is the reason for the endorsement. Apparently some readers agree with the Statesman’s position and some disagree, a predictable outcome.
Steven Kahn, Boise