New York Times picks who it will endorse for Dem nomination…and it’s a perfect sign of the times

Headline: New York Times Makes Odd Endorsement In Democratic Presidential Primary, Gets Mocked

(L-R) Democratic presidential hopefuls billionaire-philanthropist Tom Steyer, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar speak during the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa on January 14, 2020.

What’s Up: The New York Times unveiled its endorsement Sunday for the Democratic nomination. And instead of picking one candidate, it picked two: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. It absolutely derided Bernie Sanders as old, sick, and untested.

Quote: “American voters must choose between three sharply divergent visions of the future.”

The First take:

We’re currently living in a world where relativism reigns. Black isn’t black if “your truth” says it’s something else. Feelings have given way to facts. And being told to make hard decisions is looked on as tyranny. So when the New York Times set out to endorse a candidate for the Democratic nomination, OF COURSE it couldn’t settle on one. That would be too mean, too final, and too sensical.

This is another example of just how far the “participation trophy” culture has gone. And it’s one more way we’re teaching the next generation to punt on tough decisions instead of doing what it takes to make them. When you set out to endorse a candidate, the least you can do is endorse a single candidate.

Abe Greenwald got it right when he said, “The fear of being definitive, of saying no to one thing and yes to another, is one of the defining pathologies of the age.”

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