In just the third-ever presidential endorsement in its history, The Atlantic on Wednesday declared its support for Hillary Clinton. Tellingly, the editorial is titled "Against Donald Trump," as the editors wrote that while they "are impressed by many of the qualities of the Democratic Party's nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others ... we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party's nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency." Not since 1964 — when the magazine endorsed Lyndon B. Johnson over Barry Goldwater — had The Atlantic weighed in on a presidential race. Its first-ever endorsement was for Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Read the magazine's full argument here.
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