Rolling Stone is officially with her. In an editorial piece published on Wednesday, March 23, the magazine (Us Weekly’s sister publication under the Wenner Media umbrella) officially endorsed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
"Hillary Clinton has an impressive command of policy, the details, trade-offs and how it gets done,” Rolling Stone editor and publisher Jann S. Wenner wrote. “It's easy to blame billionaires for everything, but quite another to know what to do about it.”
While Rolling Stone’s article applauds Clinton’s opponent Bernie Sanders for championing those who’ve been burned by big banks and for bringing “the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations to the ballot box,” Wenner suggests that the Independent Vermont senator’s proposed “political revolution” to get Congress behind his agenda is misguided.
"This is a vague, deeply disingenuous idea that ignores the reality of modern America," Wenner wrote. "I have been to the revolution before. It ain't happening."
The Rolling Stone cofounder then went on to explain how 68-year-old Clinton’s prior experience in the White House sets her apart as the top contender to take over the Oval Office.
“Clinton not only has the experience and achievements as first lady, senator and secretary of state, but a commitment to social justice and human rights that began for her as a young woman,” Wenner continued. “She was one of those college students in the Sixties who threw herself into the passionate causes of those times, and she continues to do so today.”
In regard to the 2015 scandal surrounding leaked emails that Clinton sent over a nonsecure private server, Wenner came to the Chicago native’s defense, saying: “I keep hearing questions surface about her honesty and trustworthiness, but where is the basis in reality or in facts? This is the lingering haze of coordinated GOP smear campaigns against the Clintons — and President Obama — all of which have come up empty, including the Benghazi/e-mail whirlwind, which after seven GOP-led congressional investigations has turned up zilch.”
Finally, Wenner summed up why Rolling Stone is pushing for Clinton to become the 45th POTUS.
“On the question of experience, the ability to enact progressive change and the issue of who can win the general election and the presidency, the clear and urgent choice is Hillary Clinton,” he concluded.
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