The Galveston County Daily News endorses Hillary R. Clinton for President of the United States.

The editorial board was unanimous in this decision, which is the newspaper’s first endorsement of a Democratic Party presidential candidate in recent history.

Had members of the board drafted a profile of the absolute best possible presidential candidate, the result would not have exactly described Clinton.

On the other hand, had the board drafted a profile of the absolute worst possible candidate, the result would have very closely described Donald Trump.

This was the situation facing the board during its deliberations, and the situation facing voters Nov. 8.

The question is not who between the two is more or less marginally qualified to be president. The question is who is least likely to run the ship of state aground and sink it over the next four years. Of the two, Clinton is that person by a long shot.

It is conceivable that a Clinton presidency could turn out to be far better than the candidate’s critics imagine. We don’t see the same possibility in a Trump presidency.

The board rejected the idea of making a third-party endorsement. The stakes are far too high in this election to trifle with protest votes.

In the polls, only a few percentage points stand between the nation and a dangerously irrational, erratic, opportunistic demagogue who clearly has contempt for most Americans and most things American.

Members of the editorial board are familiar with the criticisms commonly lodged against Clinton; most commonly recently, that she is a crook and a liar.

Her alleged propensity for using public offices to accumulate personal wealth is disturbing.

If the GOP candidate this year were Abraham Lincoln, or any one of several credible Republicans who lost to Trump in the party primary, those criticisms might have had some resonance among the editorial board members and this endorsement might have been different.

But we’re talking about Donald Trump, who Texas Sen. Ted Cruz described as “utterly amoral,” a “narcissist,” a “serial philanderer” and a “pathological liar.”

Cruz’s subsequent support of Trump’s candidacy does not change the accuracy of those assessments.

Assuming for the sake of argument that both candidates are as flawed as their critics argue, the question becomes which can run the country.

It is clear to us through paying close attention to what Trump says during the infrequent instances when he attempts to outline a policy position that he has no idea what he’s talking about. Neither does anyone else.

What Trump offers is a litany of hot-button words and phrases and a bag of empty promises, many of which, if they were fulfilled, would diminish and degrade our country, rather than enhance and elevate it.

• The Daily News Editorial Board

(77) comments

Carlos Ponce

"The editorial board was unanimous in this decision..." I am not surprised given their political leanings. But don't be surprised when Galveston County and the majority of Texans vote otherwise. Final outcome Clinton 0, Trump 38 Electoral votes. As for the rest of the country, we don't vote there (or shouldn't).

Cary Semar

Neither will I, Carlos. My grandmother warned me that most people are very foolish.

Jarvis Buckley

I'm not shocked , I am dissatisfied .

Jarvis Buckley

You put us Trump supporters in
our place. Now go to Starbucks
& high-five each other. You will
move on soon. We will still be
here. At this point what difference does it make...?

Bill Lowe

Jarvis, I am not surprised at this. All of the media seems to have been pushing for HRC for months. I guess I am very disappointed though. I would have hoped for a opinion from a paper that we support to have the same love for the country as the people that support it. I am like a Texas oil man Eddie Childs from years ago. He had a saying "I'm Eddie Chiles and I'm mad as Hell". This is the way I feel right now. I will be glad when it is over.

David Smith

To endorse a candidate that is a known liar and thief.. ..WOW..doesnt take much to.satisfy GDN.. doesnt matter.. id vote for.Daffy Duck first

Carlos Ponce

Remember, The Galveston Daily News endorsed President Mitt Romney on October 21, 2012, President Hubert Humphrey on October 11, 1968, President Bob Dole in 1996 (all editorial staff except for Spencer Skelley-Clinton and Ken Lanterman -Libertarian Browne), etc, etc, etc. Wait.......you say their endorsements didn't pan out?

Cindy Angelo

I wonder who is paying these newspapers across the country to endorse Clinton? I am also shocked to hear the Daily News has decided to endorse her as well. That says something (and not in a good way) regarding the Daily News! Guess you like a liar, cheat. She should have been done in the 70s with Watergate.

Carlos Ponce

Nobody is paying for them to endorse Clinton. Journalism classes in college are dominated by Liberal professors and ideology. Also, you will notice that Liberals have bought out newspapers. They hire like minded publishers who in turn hire like minded support staff. Remember Kimberly Worner? A Conservative journalist is a rare commodity. Journalists should all appear neutral in political philosophy. And in this modern day and age of social media and twitter, readership has gone down. Press media still thinks it's the 20th century where their endorsements really matter and influence.

Jim Forsythe


If only 7.1 percent of journalism student said they were Republicans, the pool of  Republicans  journalists  is small in the news media areas..
"The percentage of full-time U.S. journalists who claim to be Democrats  in 2013 was about 28 percent, moving this figure closer to the overall population percentage of 30 percent in, 2013,. This is the lowest percentage of journalists saying they are Democrats since 1971. An even larger drop was observed among journalists who said they were Republicans in 2013 (7.1 percent)  but the 2013 figure is still notably lower than the percentage of U.S. adults who identified with the Republican Party 24 percent according to the poll mentioned "
"In 2013, 50 percent of U.S. journalists  called themselves independents. Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013"

Diane Turski

It is a pleasure to read a well thought out endorsement of Hillary Clinton in this newspaper! Thank you for that breath of fresh air!

Mike Meador

Clinton is a thief, liar and just the same as Obama......

Paula Flinn

Donald Trump is a pathological liar. He was also a well-known womanizer who was caught on 2005 tape saying what he does to inflict himself on unsuspecting women he does not know well, and getting away with it because he is "a star." The words on the tape were not just words. He described pursuing Nancy O'Dell, knowing full well she was married. Those words he used describe actions that he, then, was bragging about and he, now, is denying. Believing that all courageous 11 women who have now come forward (many represented by Atty. Gloria Allred) are lying, is just astounding and incredible!

Carlos Ponce

Who isn't a pathological liar, Paula. You've called Ted, Hillary and Donald liars. The only honest person in your posts is Marxist Bernie who said Hillary is not presidential material. but I wonder what he's been offered to now back her, quid pro quo. And there are eyewitnesses to the events Donald's accusers describe. Things did not happen as the women describe.

Paula Flinn

Yes, of them all, Bernie is still the most truthful. Bernie is not Marxist. He is a Democratic Socialist. He endorses Hillary because he does not want a man with all of Donald's despicable traits to hold the highest office in this already great country. He was not paid to endorse her. If you have not noticed the sane conservatives and moderates in the Republican Party are busy running away from Donald. Michael Steele, Paul Ryan, many military officers, etc.

There were 6 people that the author of the People Magazine article told at the time he assaulted her. I am sure some of the other women he assaulted have told their story to their close friends or parents also. He admitted that he tried to force himself on Nancy O'Dell, not respecting the fact that she was married at the time (his own words on the tape). Atty. Gloria Allred is on board.

I am sure that you are aware that Donald Trump is being sued in a Federal Court in NY State for an alleged rape that occurred at a party in 1994, when the girl was underage. There is a witness (or 2) for that, also. The case should come up in December. Even if the rape allegations are not true, Donald Trump has been a womanizer in the past during his marriages. Apparently the National Enquirer and other magazines of that caliber were kept busy by the Donald. They say there is no such thing as "BAD" publicity. Ask Donald, or Bill Clinton.

Carlos Ponce

Assume that Natasha Stoyoff's story is correct, accurate, etc. What is Trump accused of doing? KISSING HER! Is that assault now? And when Trump picked up a young man and kissed him on stage in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. was that assault? Plenty of witnesses and video there. I've known affectionate people like that, men and women.
"All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss." 1 Cor. 16:20 Are they guilty of assault?
"You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by."
As for the "rape" story, a Female judge dismissed it in California. Katie Johnson refiled in another court in New York. She is asking for money, not criminal charges. At first she wanted 100 MILLION, but now she only wants $75,000.

Carlos Ponce

Horrors! I turned to the comics page and see Dagwood Bumstead sexually assaulting the postman! How could the GCDN allow this to be printed? He's doing what some of Trump's accusers now claim is sexual assault. But the comic strip is bound to make the LGBT community happy. Dagwood Bumstead, who knew?[wink][wink][wink][wink][wink]
Really I have NO problems with the comic strip. I just want to point out how INANE some of the accusations against Trump have been.

Jack Cross

Reading the GDN lately, this endorsement of HRC is no surprise, what is a surprise is that you admitted it. The democrats use false dirty tricks every election, they did it against George Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney, the only difference is that this time Donald Trump is fighting back.
For months Trump, has been accused of creating violence by his speech and at his rally’s even though it was paid democratic protesters who were spitting on, attacking and shouting vulgar slogans at people who only were exercising their right to attend a rally. I’m not aware of any trump supporters doing these things.
They blocked roads, attacked police and even shut down the Chicago rally. The outcry to blame Trump by the press was overwhelming. However, the Wilileaks revealed that all of this was orchestrated by the democratic party and an operative that paid people $1,500 to provoke people at Trump Rallies. The guy was a convicted felon who met at the Whitehouse 345 times and 42 personal meeting with president Obama. This is more meeting than Obama had with his homeland security advisor. What if, just what if, Trump is right and the democrats are behind all these women who happen to show up at the right time to make these charges against Trump, doesn’t he have a right to defend himself against these slanderous charges? I won’t even go into the destruction of evidence the lying to Americans and the FBI, her lack of memory, the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi or using the State department as a Cash cow for personal use. Hillary Clinton should be in jail and she is a person that should not even be near the Whitehouse. What would be a more serious editorial is that public opinion of the press is lower than congress. With all the concern about Trump, it is the Washington establishment and both political parties and a dishonest press that created Trump, that is where the GDN should be focusing their concern. Trump’s popularity is because he is right on the issues that polls show Americans agree with. These are; illegal immigration, Syrian refugee, the economy, trade and a corrupt system and most of all, Trump is the only one who ignores political correctness. If you want more of the same, you should vote for Hillary. America today is not a pretty picture and Trump had nothing to do with that.

Paula Flinn

Donald Trump's economic plan will give most of the tax breaks to corporations and to the rich, will cost more than Clinton's plan, and will not create jobs, but will result in job loss. Change may be needed, but Trump's change will not benefit the middle class, will cost jobs, and bring us back into a deep recession. Trickle-down economics did not work before, and it will not work now. The two plans have been vetted.

Trump will urge the ACA to be overturned. He will throw millions of people who are getting health insurance without pre-existing conditions, off the rolls and back to private insurance companies who will raise the rates and keep millions of people (including children) who cannot afford insurance without it. The people who would abolish the ACA do not tell you that it is the insurance companies involved that are raising the rates that make the ACA unaffordable, not the government.

Our leaders are in fear of how Donald Trump would deal with our allies as well as our enemies. DT has said he would abolish NATO. DT has a special way of talking about Russia and Vladimir Putin (ex-KGB) that sounds like he would be Putin's puppet. He is still talking about making Mexico pay for "the wall." Trump is such a "loose cannon" in this area. We do not know who he would listen to or what he would do.

Donald Trump said he will bring jobs back to America. This is a novel idea for him as he built his huge hotels and casinos with Chinese steel. His Trump shirts were made in Bangladesh. His ties were made in China. If he had any background or history of creating or buying American products, he would have some credibility.

Donald Trump will not show his tax returns. All we know is that he lost almost $1 billion one year, and he went bankrupt at least 4 (maybe more) times. He is hardly the description of a successful businessman, as in the past his father bailed him out more than once with millions of dollars. He is not the man to lead us to a balanced budget!

Finally, Donald Trump has not run a positive campaign filled with hope. His campaign has been filled with hate and vitriol. He will not be the person to reach across the aisle to others to bring us together on any issues at all.

It is no wonder that Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other Republican Congress members will not endorse him.

Carlos Ponce

"Donald Trump's economic plan will give most of the tax breaks to corporations and to the rich. True. They are the job makers, the risk takers, the contributors to this nation. Everyone will benefit. By increasing taxes, Hillary's plan will make it lucrative to move jobs and businesses and their money out of country. So who loses jobs, the Average Joe.[sad]
The growth in jobs, markets, etc will more than pay for any revenue loss.
Supply side economics works . Just ask those who benefited from Kennedy's, Reagan's and Bush's tax cuts. The recession of 2008 did not result from these tax cuts but from the prime mortgage crisis which Democrats like Barney Frank failed to act on.
All Republican health care replacement plans call for the continuation of "getting health insurance without pre-existing conditions".
Would Donald abolish NATO? No, NATO would continue. Donald just wants us to quit paying most of NATO's budget. Big buildings, anti-American sentiment for this ineffective organization. Same to the said about the UN.
"jobs back to America. This is a novel idea for him as he built his huge hotels and casinos with Chinese steel." A business decision. Unless you can point to EVERYTHING you buy as made or grown in the USA that is a hypocritical statement.
Donald Trump has released his financial disclosure statement as required by law. Is showing your tax return mandated by law if a presidential candidate? NO! And as soon as the IRS finishes its audit, no problem. Why is the IRS dragging its feet, to make him look bad??????
Trump's campaign is run by HOPE, hope that the the laws of the United States will finally be enforced and not this Corrupt government as usual" approach that Hillary will continue.
Get your facts straight, Paula. Paul Ryan has NOT dropped his endorsement of Trump. He will not actively campaign for him but actively campaign for Republican Congressmen and Senators.See:
"Ryan stands by his Trump endorsement, For Now"
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/politics/paul-ryan-donald-trump-endorsement/index.html
"After Trump endorsement, Ryan lays out 'a better way'"
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/after-trump-endorsement-ryan-lays-out-a-better-way-223863
"Paul Ryan Maintains Endorsement of Trump but Tells House GOP 'Do What's Best for You'"
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/debate-trumps-candidacy-leaves-questions-gop/story?id=42701164
I've used Liberal sources so some of these many be slanted to the left but the bottom line holds, Ryan STILL endorses Trump.

Doyle Beard

Carlos we all know PF's post are based on propaganda talking points. No substance in any of it.

Doyle Beard

PaulA EVER work for a poor man. How many jobs Hillary create the last 30 years. How many femaleCEOs has Trump had in his business and how many CEOs Hillary had? NUmbers speak for themselves.

Doyle Beard

all inside politicians republicians and democrats are scared of Trump because he exposes them for their corruption.

Doyle Beard

PF you should really be proud of ACA, premiums up 25% nation wide, 67% in minnesota, insurance leaving the field,lost my doctor, lost my policy, deductibles up , less coverage and more. Takes a genius I guess to figure this one out.
Every American should be proud of how we got skinned by another liar whose policies Hillary want to continue. Gruber was so right.

Raymond Lewis

A question that I do not know the answer to; has any Texas newspaper editorial board endorsed DJT?

Jim Forsythe


Between the three newspapers with the largest circulations in Texas—the Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News—there have been exactly two endorsements of a Democratic presidential nominee in the last forty years (the Chronicle and Express-News backed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, respectively). This year, however, all three papers have endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the first time the trio has gone completely blue in at least 75 years. This weekend, two smaller Texas papers, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the El Paso Times, also raised their flags for Clinton. That’s a 5-0 newspaper endorsement lead for the Democratic nominee in Texas—a
Between the three newspapers with the largest circulations in Texas—the Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News—there have been exactly two endorsements of a Democratic presidential nominee in the last forty years (the Chronicle and Express-News backed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, respectively). This year, however, all three papers have endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the first time the trio has gone completely blue in at least 75 years. This weekend, two smaller Texas papers, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the El Paso Times, also raised their flags for Clinton. That’s a 5-0 newspaper endorsement lead for the Democratic nominee in Texas—a lead that jumps to 6-0 if you count the endorsement of the University of Texas-Austin’s student paper, the Daily Texan. This is fairly shocking considering Texas hasn’t voted Democrat since a peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter won the presidency in 1976.
There’s about a month left until election day, and plenty of Texas newspapers still have yet to make an endorsement. But it’s worth noting that Texas seems to be part of a nationwide trend that’s seeing papers that have historically backed conservative candidates turn away from Republican nominee Donald Trump. The Cincinnati Enquirer went with a Democrat for the first time in nearly a century. The Arizona Republic had never chosen a non-Republican since it started publishing in 1890, until it endorsed Clinton last week. And the San Diego Union-Tribune broke a 148-year streak of endorsing Republicans on Friday when it implored its readers not to vote for Trump. lead that jumps to 6-0 if you count the endorsement of the University of Texas-Austin’s student paper, the Daily Texan. This is fairly shocking considering Texas hasn’t voted Democrat since a peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter won the presidency in 1976.

Jim Forsythe

Trump lands first major newspaper endorsement late Saturday, with the Las Vegas-Review Journal throwing its support behind the GOP presidential nominee.

Loretta Davis

Some commenters think the Galveston Daily News endorses losers. Well that would mean welcome State Rep Criss, Congressman Cole, and Judge Walker. Yes......

Josh Butler

I honestly think the GDN should have sat the Presidential endorsement out in this election. You look like a fool by endorsing either candidate. We are all losers in this election. Just tell us who you're voting for, without endorsing. Jmo

Jim Forsythe

The ones that are  against Hillary, if the Democrat's ran a different candidate, would you have voted for them? What Democratic candidate would you have voted for?

The ones that are  against Trump , if the Republicans ran a different candidate , would you have voted for them? What Republican candidate would you have voted for?
If the truth is that if you could not vote for the other party, then you are not against Trump or Hillary but against the other party.

Cary Semar

The newspapers are part of the establishment. Even conservative newspapers are abandoning Trump because they realize he is not an acceptable candidate. The story of Donald Trump will be remembered as a great tragedy, worthy of the talents of a William Shakespeare or Arthur Miller. One can feel a certain sympathy for Donald Trump because his greatest strength is also his greatest weakness. That strength is a type of sensitivity, an ability to sense the emotional reactions of people and to use that knowledge to persuade. This is the skill of a great salesman and promoter.

That very sensitivity makes him vulnerable. He operates not by design or plan, but by intuition on the battlefield of human emotions. When he makes a mistake, it can be a big one. In those moments, he reveals that inside the confident billionaire is Arthur Miller's Willy Loman, "..a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine."

Paula Flinn

I do not recall the Clintons being in office when they made millions of dollars giving speeches. After Bill Clinton's presidency, they had very little money at all. We live in a society where entertainers, TV & movie stars, and sports celebrities have contracts for millions of dollars. That the Clintons could ask for and get millions of dollars writing books and giving speeches is just Capitalism. All Americans should understand that and should not find it "disturbing" at all!

Carlos Ponce

The Clinton's books are bought up by the thousands by only a handful of people.
And those who attempt to read her boos don't get very far before they lose interest.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/07/07/no-one-is-reading-hard-choices-either/
And notice speaking fee revenue went up AFTER she announced her candidacy.

Doyle Beard

What an outright lie?

Doyle Beard

No money so they stole china from the taxpayers. Duh. Gruber is a prophet>

Doyle Beard

A million dollars for a birthday present. How foolish can one be?

Doyle Beard

yes giving speeches that conflict what she is saying on the campaign trail. This show what she really is?

Don Ciaccio

Paula, recently leaked podesta emails show how concerned he was over the Clinton Foundation continuing to accept foreign donations and Hillary still doing paid speeches. She was selling access to the State Department as well as the WH. It's clear to Americans exactly what crooked lying Hillary was doing. We aren't stupid.

Emile Pope

When the GDN, one of the states most conservative newspaper, endorses Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, it says something about the non-qualifications of Donald Trump. Quit whining Republicans and put forth a better candidate...

Carlos Ponce

If that's conservative then the rest of the state must be reading the equivalent of Pravda.

Jim Forsythe

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00 am
By HEBER TAYLOR
Mark P. Jones of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University recently outlined poll data that provides a ranking of Texas’ most populous counties, from most liberal to most conservative.
The data is in for 20 of the 21 most populous counties — Webb County, if you’re wondering, is the mystery — and Galveston County was the fourth-most conservative.

Only Montgomery, Lubbock and Brazoria counties were more conservative.

Don Ciaccio

Paula, 88 retired U.S. generals and admirals, including four 4-star and fourteen 3-star flag officers, signed an open letter endorsing Donald J. Trump for president.The letter was organized by Major General Sidney Shachnow and Rear Admiral Charles Williams.

Jarvis Buckley

Raymond yes in Las Vegas

Jim Forsythe

Carlos said Get your facts straight, Paula. Paul Ryan has NOT dropped his endorsement of Trump. He might not have but here are a few that did,
Below is a List of  just a few Republicans opposing Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016, If you want to see full list go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_opposing_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign,_2016

List of Republicans opposing Donald Trump presidential campaign
George H W Bush, President of the United States (1989–93); Vice President of the United States (1981–89) (sources say he will vote for Hillary Clinton) Former 2016 Republican presidential primary candidates All candidates signed a pledge to eventually support the party nominee.The following have refused to honor it.
Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida (1999–2007)  Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard (1999–2005); 2010 nominee for U.S. Senator from California (withdrew endorsement, called on Trump to withdraw his candidacy)  Lindsey Graham, United States Senator from South Carolina (2003–present)[ John Kasich, Governor of Ohio (2011–present); U.S. Representative from Ohio (1983–2001) 
George Pataki, Governor of New York (1995–2006)

Former federal cabinet-level officials 
Former Secretary of  State Condoleezza Rice William Bennett, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1989–90); United States Secretary of Education (1985–99) (withdrew endorsement) Bill Brock, United States Secretary of Labor (1985-87); United States Trade Representative (1981-85); U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1971-77); Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1977-81)  Michael Chertoff, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2005–09); Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2003–05) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)  Bill Cohen, United States Secretary of Defense (1997–2001); United States Senator from Maine (1979–97) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
Robert Gates, United States Secretary of Defense (2006–11); Director of Central Intelligence (1991–93) Carlos Gutierrez, United States Secretary of Commerce (2005–09) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)[
Carla Anderson Hills, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1975–77), United States Trade Representative (1989–93) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)  Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation (2009–13), U.S. Representative from Illinois (1995–2009)
Greg Mankiw, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (2003–05)  Mel Martinez, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2001–03); United States Senator from Florida (2005–09); General Chair of the Republican National Committee (2007)  Michael Mukasey, United States Attorney General (2007–09)  John Negroponte, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2001–04); Director of National Intelligence (2005–07); United States Deputy Secretary of State (2007–09) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)   Henry Paulson, United States Secretary of the Treasury (2006–09) (endorsed Hillary Clinton) Rob Portman, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2006–07); United States Trade Representative (2005–06); United States Senator from Ohio (2011–present) (withdrew endorsement, writing-in Mike Pence)  William K. Reilly, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (1989–92) (endorsed Hillary Clinton) 
Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State (2005–09), National Security Advisor (2001–09) (called on Trump to withdraw candidacy)
Tom Ridge, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003–05); Homeland Security Advisor (2001–03); Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001)  William Ruckelshaus, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (1970–73, 1983–85) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)  George P. Shultz, United States Secretary of Labor (1969–70); Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970–72); United States Secretary of the Treasury (1972–74); United States Secretary of State (1982–89)[  Louis Wade Sullivan, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (1989–93) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)  Christine Todd Whitman, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2001–03); Governor of New Jersey (1994–2001) (endorsed Hillary Clinton Robert Zoellick, United States Deputy Secretary of State (2005–06); U.S. Trade Representative (2001–05); President of the World Bank Group (2007–12) 

Carlos Ponce

The list starts with George H. W. Bush and says a "source" reports he will vote for Hillary. The reference is from Politico? Really?
"The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days," McGrath told CNN. "He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim."
And then you have Jeb Bush. Why not mention his son George P Bush who said he will definitely vote Trump.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/07/politics/george-p-bush-donald-trump-jeb-bush/index.html
There are many Democrats who don't like Hillary, are opposed to her for different reasons but will definitely vote for her. Opposing a candidacy is not equivalent to voting for the opposition. Too many assumptions being made. The ONLY vote you can be really be sure of is your own. Why even Jim Forsythe might vote for Trump. It could happen.

Jim Forsythe

The list was not who is for Trump. but who has came out not for him. I left the for Trump stuff up to you.up to you. Except the reference to President Bush. do I have any other wrong?
Opposing a candidacy is not being for them.
Why even Jim Forsythe might vote for Trump. It could happen
Will not happen, because that's not the name on my voters card.

Carlos Ponce

You get the idea.[beam]

Carlos Ponce

Which poll was closest to getting it right in 2012?
IBD with a 0.9 point Average Error
The farthest? Gallop with a 7.2 point average error.
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/?_r=0
What is IBD saying in 2016? Trump Leads Clinton, 43%-41%: IBD/TIPP Poll
http://www.investors.com/politics/ibd-tipp-presidential-election-poll/
Of course, actual votes that count are Electoral Votes which are not taken into consideration here. Just ask President Gore.[wink]

Mike Zeller

Here we go again, picking and choosing which polls to believe. Four years ago Mittens chose to believe only the polls that had him winning. He lost the election by the popular vote and 126 Electoral votes. By my calculations, I have Trump losing by that amount or more ( not even close). Trump will win the states that are solid red, but I see him losing most, if not all, of the states that are toss ups. If I'm wrong, I'm sure y'all will let me have it after the election.

Don Ciaccio

Gallop is no longer polling presidential races after that massive debacle!

Don Ciaccio

"Mittens"?? Really Mike???? Why is it democrats have to resort to name calling. No republicans have referred to Hillary as CROOKED, LYING HILLARY this whole post.

Jim Forsythe

2 Percent of Voters Thought Mitt Romney's Real Name Is 'Mittens'
Another 2 percent thought his name was "Gromit
a 20 percent plurality  thought that "Mitt" was his real name and not a glove-like nickname. 18 percent said "Mitchell"; 8 percent, Milton; and only 6 percent correctly said "Willard.
Did you get it right?

Gary Scoggin

Carlos, if you're looking at polls in fivethirtyeight.com, I'd look at their poll of polls, which is generally their best predictor. (It's like looking at the all the hurricane models instead of any one in particular.). Right now, their predictive model based on these polls gives Clinton an over 80% chance of victory and predicts Trump will carry Texas.

Carlos Ponce

A poll of polls is not the best predictor. You look at which polls have the best track record. I have the feeling that after this election most pollsters will re-think their sampling techniques, that or lose their credibility.

Karen Sawyer

I'm happy it's a Democratic choice. Didn't think it was possible here in Texas. Not happy that it's Clinton tho but we weren't given much choice.

Carlos Ponce

Yes, Karen, they handed it to her on a silver platter.

Mike Zeller

Hey Don, go back and check your post where you end with " We aren't stupid". Some may disagree with that.

Dorothy Holt

I am canceling my subscription to the GDN. Yesterday I heard from a friend about the Clinton endorsement. I have now seen it in person so I bid all adios and happy trails.

Emile Pope

I'm not...

Carlos Ponce

Even when Trump wins and Emile moves to Canada, he'll still be taking the Galveston County Daily News. Now THAT'S a loyal subscriber! [wink]

Mike Trube

I received an email from another news source that summed it very well with their headline. "Hillary doesn't want families ripped apart, but doesn't mind if unborn babies are." Nuff said

Connie

Robert Braeking

So...the GCDN has chosen to become just another DNC accomplice just like the DMN, HC, AAS, and SAEN. I will give them that the other candidates they endorsed indicates at least some forethought.

I think that the board should have left the Presidential race alone. This is a hotly contested race with deeply flawed candidates on both sides who have highly passionate supporters. No matter the decision they would alienate half their readership.

Would that they had based their decision on the candidate's treatment of the issues rather than personalities and the lies and slander of the opposition. Me thinks their decision would have been different.

Bob

Dalton Logan

The GCDN did not in reality endorse Hillary, they endorsed a mechanism, a not so covert group working beneath the name of Hillary Clinton. Hillary is just the figurehead whose name recognition they will operate under. I think Hillary is (will) be too incapacitated to actually run the US. If elected, I think we will see less of her then any other President and will just be trotted out when it seems essential to do so.

Keith Gray

I voted this morning not factoring in who endorsed who, no matter how famous they are or how full of themselves they might be. I looked at the facts... things coming out of each candidate's mouth... actual data that was found to be true, then decided for myself. I didn't call anyone a nasty name or belittle anyone's thoughts on my way to my decision. Whoever turns out to be president, I hope they do a few things; follow the constitution and lead all of us, not just “their base.” God Bless America.

Jose' Boix

I also voted Monday afternoon. As surveys go, it may interesting just to know if all the Forum posters voted or will for sure vote. Just a point of interest.

Doyle Beard

I voted today along with my wife. Took about 10 minutes, not long to do ones patriotic duty.

Jim Forsythe

Not yet, but will.
Tu add to this, how long was the wait to vote , when you did.

Jose' Boix

Voted at 1:30 PM Monday at Nessler Center, line was out the room into the Foyer - with a bit of visiting - was out in 20 minutes.

Jim Forsythe

Voted 4 pm Tue. 20 min. to vote
West county building

Jose' Boix

I just did rough count of posters and the stated posts. I counted 26 posters; of which 16 seem to favor DJT, 4 seem favor HRC and 6 seem mum or hard to "read." So, DJT = 62%, HRC = 15% & Other 23%.

Emile Pope

I voted yesterday. I won’t tell you who I voted for. I tHInk that my aLLegiAnce to tRuth, honestY, and ability made my Choice obvious. Let’s see who wINs The vOte oN election day…

Carlos Ponce

I'm glad you voted, Emile. Voting with no problems tells me you had a PHOTO ID. It wasn't hard to do, was it?

Carlos Ponce

Voting was delayed for some when I voted. A lady who moved into the county a year ago never registered in this county. They told her she was probably still on her previous Texas county's Registration list. If she wanted to vote for president she could make the trip and vote there. In the meantime they offered her a Voter registration Card to register and vote in the next local election.
"If you moved to another county, YOU MUST RE-REGISTER! Fill out and mail a new application, or take it in person, to the Voter Registrar of your new county."
http://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/did-you-change-something/
Of course, some will claim she was disenfranchised.

Doyle Beard

Then we know it was not Hillary for truth and honesty

Mike Trube

I voted earlier today and it took no more than 10 minutes, if that long. And I will proudly say I voted for Trump. And I checked my choices before I hit the submit button. What may happen after that, I have no control over.

Connie

Timothy Karns

Curious to see how many voters for the lying thief in this county. I guess if murder is ok to them, go ahead and vote for HiLIARry vote #Trump Pence to save our country.

Doyle Beard

Gruber was right about many and the GCDN is on that list he was talking about.

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