A Year After Saying Don’t Run, Boston Globe Endorses Warren

Roughly a year ago, The Boston Globe had a warning for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): you “missed your moment.”

Around that time, the paper was urging Warren to reconsider her expected plans to run for president. A year later, its tune changed: The Boston Globe officially endorsed Warren on Wednesday.

Despite heaping some praise on Warren’s opponents, the paper ultimately said that she had earned its support by consistently advocating “for policies that have a firm backbone of empirical research and financial analysis.” The paper also acknowledged how it had changed its tune.

“She has proved us wrong and has shaped the course of the race for the better,” the paper wrote. “The electorate, at least in recent polls and in the early states, is signaling its preference for the profound change that underpins Warren’s agenda.”

It’s a big endorsement for Warren, a Massachusetts senator who struggled in the New Hampshire primary. Warren is currently polling in the middle of the pack, but she has seen a bounce in her ratings after the Las Vegas debate. With Super Tuesday looming, a day where a huge swathe of America votes, Warren may only get one more chance to keep her presidential hopes alive.

“I’m grateful for the [Boston Globe’s] endorsement,” Warren tweeted. “Together, I know we can root out the corruption in Washington and build a country and an economy that work for everyone—join us!”

In its endorsement, the Globe addressed electability concerns around Warren by noting that she has been responsive to the policy preferences of the electorate and also offered advice: “in the general election, a candidate who rallies Americans to a common cause will be more potent than a candidate who points at what divides us.”

The editorial concluded on a personal note, referring to Warren as “our senator.”

“Our senator brings her heart and her head to an election where so much, including the future of our neighborhoods, the justice system, and the planet is at stake,” the editorial board wrote. “On that score, there can be no doubt: Elizabeth Warren will fight for the integrity of our democracy and for our society’s most vulnerable. Massachusetts — and for that matter, South Carolina and other Super Tuesday states — should give her the chance to keep doing it.”

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  1. “The electorate, at least in recent polls and in the early states, is signaling its preference for the profound change that underpins Warren’s agenda.” Boston Globe

    Wow, I am confused.

    Does the BG have any reporters who are allowed out of their glass tower, you know, to talk to any humans?

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