WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, The Washington Blade, one of the nation’s leading sources of LGBT news, practically un-endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton in her bid for the Democratic nomination for president.
On the paper’s website, Editor Kevin Naff said Clinton’s “time had come,” citing her defeat in North Carolina and her lackluster win in Indiana.
“The time has come for Clinton to adopt a gracious and conciliatory tone, end her campaign and endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president,” wrote Naff. “Tuesday night was, indeed, a game changer. Clinton suffered a drubbing in North Carolina — a ‘big’ state, in her terminology — and barely squeaked out a win in Indiana. She needed a convincing win there and a strong finish in the Tar Heel state to convince voters and, more importantly, donors that she still had a chance to win over the dwindling number of uncommitted superdelegates.”
Naff criticized Clinton, saying her actions at the ABC News debate were “over the line” and her campaign “rife with incompetence.”
In a Dec. 21 editorial Naff and The Washington Blade endorsed Clinton saying she was the best candidate to defeat the GOP nominee in November.