After first absorbing conservative online debate reaction here and here, I turned left to check out who else was watching and what was being said. That’s how I found out the NYT had officially endorsed Senator Clinton. You should read the whole piece, but this is the 5 second elevator pitch:
Mrs. Clinton is more qualified, right now, to be president.
And this is just as important:
As strongly as we back her candidacy, we urge Mrs. Clinton to take the lead in changing the tone of the campaign. It is not good for the country, the Democratic Party or for Mrs. Clinton, who is often tagged as divisive, in part because of bitter feeling about her husband’s administration and the so-called permanent campaign. (Indeed, Bill Clinton’s overheated comments are feeding those resentments, and could do long-term damage to her candidacy if he continues this way.)
Funny, Brian Williams just mentioned the Times’ endorsements on TV. McCain’s got the nod on the Republican side which as Kate notes is not necessarily a good thing.