Monday, September 27, 2010
In what can only be described as extremely unusual, the San Francisco Chronicle, Sen. Barbara Boxer’s hometown newspaper, has refused to endorse the senator’s bid for reelection. But the paper also refused to endorse Boxer’s Republican challenger, Carly Fiorina.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Californians are left with a deeply unsatisfying choice for the U.S. Senate this year. The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation. The challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington – but for an agenda that would undermine this nation’s need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration.
It is extremely rare that this editorial page would offer no recommendation on any race, particularly one of this importance. This is one necessary exception.It is a dismal choice between an ineffective advocate for causes we generally support and a potentially strong advocate for positions we oppose. Neither merits our endorsement for the U.S. Senate.