The Boston Globe Editorial Board endorses Joe Biden for president

The board wrote that Biden is the candidate “to restore not just common decency and civility to the Oval Office, but also a proper sense of the president’s role.”

Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, during a speech at the Lodges at Gettysburg near Gettysburg National MIlitary Park in Gettysburg, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Hilary Swift/The New York Times

The Boston Globe Editorial Board endorsed Joe Biden for president on Wednesday, arguing that the former vice president is “uniquely poised” to restore integrity to the presidency and fix damage inflicted on the office by Donald Trump. 

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In making their argument for the 2020 Democratic candidate, the editorial board touched on the “myriad failures” of Trump, including his “mismanagement” of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans, and the fraying of “international alliances.”

“If the career of former Delaware senator, two-term vice president, and now Democratic nominee Joe Biden has demonstrated anything, it is that he is uniquely suited to restore the standards that generations of Americans took for granted: that presidents aspire to serve all Americans; listen to all sides; advance the welfare of all; and put the national interest ahead of their own,” the editorial board wrote in its endorsement.


“The Globe is proud to endorse Biden, a candidate who has the potential to restore not just common decency and civility to the Oval Office, but also a proper sense of the president’s role,” the editorial board wrote. “The fact that Biden is not an ideological firebrand, and is thought unlikely to pursue reelection in 2024 if he wins this November, augurs well for the central challenge that will confront the next president: how to repair the damage from Trump’s four years.”

The board also made the argument for Biden separately for 12 different types of voters, from the “Veteran Voter” to the “Business Voter” to the “Progressive Voter.”

Read the full endorsement and 12 cases for Biden at the Globe

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