The idea of any news organization associated with conservative Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch backing a liberal Democrat (egad!) such as Barack Obama may seem strange, but upon closer inspection the New York Post’s endorsement for the Democratic nomination reads less like a bid for Obama than an effort to avoid four more years of “Team Clinton” in the White House.
New York Post:
Obama represents a fresh start.
His opponent, and her husband, stand for déjà vu all over again—a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co-presidency.
Does America really want to go through all that once again?
It will—if Sen. Clinton becomes president.
That much has become painfully apparent.
Bill Clinton’s thuggishly self-centered campaign antics conjure so many bad, sad memories that it’s hard to know where to begin.
Suffice it to say that his Peck’s-Bad-Boy smirk—the Clinton trademark—wore thin a very long time ago.
Far more to the point, Sen. Clinton could have reined him in at any time. But she chose not to—which tells the nation all it needs to know about what a Clinton II presidency would be like.