By Morocco World News Editorial Board
By Morocco World News Editorial Board
New York – Morocco World News has never before endorsed a candidate for president of the United States, but then again, the stakes in a presidential election have never been so high. It is with that in mind, and because the choice is so clear in the U.S. presidential election, that we are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President.
This is an easy choice for us. We have never before seen anyone so ready to assume the office of President of the United Sates. The chasm between former Secretary Clinton and her Democratic rival Senator, Bernie Sanders, is vast.
Sanders’ approaches to solving serious problems, seemingly without regard for whether they are either politically feasible or even practical, can barely be taken seriously. Secretary Clinton, on the other hand, is proposing a vast range of thoughtful solutions to the major domestic and international challenges facing the United States, and she does so in a way that holds real hope that she can accomplish them.
Some say that the Democratic race is a choice between the heart (Sanders) and the head (Clinton). We disagree. In our opinion, Hillary Clinton is the candidate of both the heart and the head. She is the candidate of the heart, because she has had a lifetime of standing up for those in need, passing up opportunities that her stellar academic record gave her to work for the most prestigious law firms in the country. Instead, she devoted herself to the welfare of children with the Children’s Defense Fund. She became the first woman to chair the board of the Legal Services Corporation, which was created to increase access to legal services for the poor.
As first lady of Arkansas, she took responsibility for modernizing the school systems of Arkansas. As first lady of the United States, she pushed for healthcare reform that paved the way for the Affordable Care Act. Hillarycare, as it was called, led to Obamacare. And let’s not forget that as First Lady, she inspired women around the world by proclaiming in Beijing at the Fourth World Conference on Women, that “human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” This proclamation remains as powerful today as it was in 1995.
She is also the candidate of the head, the clear choice if Democrats are serious about retaining the White House. Her proposals on economic and foreign policy issues are well thought out: rational, egalitarian, and doable.
Moreover, Hillary Clinton has a close affinity with and longstanding ties to Morocco, the first country that recognized the independence of the United States. She has visited Morocco numerous times over several decades and clearly has a good rapport with Morocco’s present monarch, King Mohammed VI.
For the sake of the country, the bigoted, xenophobic rhetoric of the Republican presidential candidates must be rejected. Hillary Clinton is the only Democratic candidate who gives us confidence this will happen. Forget what the polls say now. If Bernie Sanders, a Socialist, were the Democratic nominee, the Republican attack machine would make him look entirely unpalatable to the majority of the American electorate. If electability matters, as we believe it does, Hillary Clinton deserves the vote of every Democrat in the nomination process.
Whether the Republicans nominate Donald Trump or Ted Cruz or any of the other Republican candidates, the Republican Party has embraced the hateful rhetoric that each one has purveyed on the campaign trail. It is shocking that one of the two major political parties of the United States has stooped so low.
It is vital that Hillary Clinton be the Democratic nominee. For the sake of the United States’ standing around the world, and for the sake of the world community that looks to the United States for leadership, rejecting the Republican message is essential. More importantly, putting someone of Hillary Clinton’s international stature in the Oval Office is critical. From day one, she will command respect from leaders the world over, having come to know so many of them during her travels as Secretary of State, and having demonstrated to them her impeccable judgment, and command of world affairs.
Rather than rejecting Muslims as Donald Trump and virtually all of his fellow Republican candidates seem prepared to do, Hillary Clinton has made it clear that she embraces the Muslim community, both in the United States, and internationally. She has made it clear that nurturing relationships in the Muslim world is critical to succeeding in the fight against jihadists. Her experience as first lady and Secretary of State during a watershed period in the history of the Arab World (the Arab Spring) makes her the best candidate to work toward fostering stability and promoting democracy in this vital region for the world economy.
Our support for Hillary Clinton is unqualified. We urge readers of Morocco World News to draw the same conclusions about her that we have, and if they agree, to register to vote if they are not already registered, and to make sure to vote in the primaries or caucuses of their states. And to our readers abroad, please tell your friend and relatives in the United States that support for Hillary Clinton matters to you as well.