by dback, Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 03:16:19 PM EDT
In January, the New York Times announced it's endorsement of Hillary Clinton -- with a caveat:
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.
The Times today called in it's endorsement:
The Pennsylvania campaign . . . was even meaner, more vacuous, more desperate, and more filled with pandering than the mean, vacuous, desperate, pander-filled contests that preceded it. . . . It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that the negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing but harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election.
Al Gore said of George Bush I in his 1992 speech in acceptance speech of the VP nomination: "It's time for them to go."
It's now time for Bill and Hillary to go since they no longer have anything but negatives to offer.