Obama's Hometown Chicago Tribune Endorses Johnson, Not Clinton for President

Posted: Sep 30, 2016 1:15 PM

Barack Obama's hometown newspaper that twice endorsed his candidacy, The Chicago Tribune, has endorsed Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president. 

“This is the moment to see this election as not so much about them as about the American people and where their country is heading,” the editorial reads. “And this is the moment to rebuke the Republican and Democratic parties.”

Clinton's “intent to greatly increase federal spending and taxation, and serious questions about honesty and trust,” disqualify her from becoming President of the United States the editorial goes on to say.  

The Tribune says Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld “are agile, practical and, unlike the major-party candidates, experienced at managing governments.”