Donald Trump, the first endorsement in almost a decade
Since the 2008 presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain, the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper has abstained from endorsing political candidates. During the 2012 election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the newspaper made its position clear on endorsements, that it would no longer endorse any candidate.
In explaining the endorsements decision the newspaper wrote that “the endorsement process is a myth and people should not be put in a position of disrespect by pretending that a candidate is the right candidate just because the campaign managers have a cozy relationship with the unions or group’s higher-ups.”
In the Sheriff race, in 2014, the police union endorsed the best candidate, but the winner was the candidate that was not endorsed by the union, proving once again what the Las Vegas Tribune had stated on many occasions: “The union bosses can endorse whomever they had worked a deal with, but the members vote for whomever they want to vote for
and no one can interfere with that vote.”
However, this week after an emergency editorial endorsement committee meeting with two new members, Chris Garcia and John Estrada, substituting for one member on vacation and another in Carson City covering the special session called by Governor Sandoval to make the stadium deal a reality, the newspaper backed off on the decision of no endorsement and unanimously voted to endorse the Republican candidate Donald J. Trump for president.
That decision makes the Las Vegas Tribune the first newspaper nationwide to endorse the Republican candidate for president after the Clinton clan tried to destroy the possibility of bringing America back to be a real nation with closed borders, great economy and free enterprises, bringing the economy back to a higher standard.
Despite all the efforts by the Clinton clan, the mainstream media and the anti-Trump Republicans in making Donald Trump more guilty than what in reality he is for statements made eleven years ago during a private conversation — which, by the way, violated his right to privacy when it was recorded without his permission — Donald Trump still has a great number of Republicans supporting him, standing by him and an undetermined amount of followers and supporters who believe that he is the only one that can save the nation from the Democratic destruction.
Mainstream media and frustrated Republicans joining the Clinton clan to hurt the image and the reputation of Donald Trump by emphasizing an over a decade-old tape recording instead of making an issue of the tape Wikkileak.com brought up on Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street, where she compromised her ethics and her reputation by
clearly telling the money people what they wanted to hear and later telling the voters a different story.
Added to that group of what many are starting to call “anti-Americans” may have to be added the Bush clan who are not used to being on the losing end of the ring and who have taken the American voters’ decision of not supporting the last of the Bush dynasty to be the nominee of the Republican party in this election cycle.
“There is no doubt in our mind that our choice is based on what is best for this nation and the people that live here,” stated one of the members of the editorial endorsement committee.
The Bush clan opted to be seated between Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama instead of being present at the Republican convention in Ohio, supporting the American’s choice.
On September 28th the Las Vegas Tribune editorial was almost like an endorsement of Donald Trump when it wrote what sounded almost like an endorsement, “The mainstream media, the Liberals and the anti-American Republicans are working overtime making sure that Donald Trump, the only candidate that can save this nation from sure destruction, does not win the 2016 presidential race.”
On many occasions the newspaper has been obliged to expose people that the management likes, people that in previous elections had been endorsed by the newspaper; but it has been stated and proven from day one that the newspaper is on the side of the community, and from the beginning it has been the Las Vegas Tribune’s decision to fight abuse and corruption.
In March of this year, in an article naming candidates that the newspaper will not support, the founder of the Las Vegas Tribune, Rolando Larraz, wrote: “People like Assemblywomen Michelle Fiore or Victoria Seaman, who are both looking for what the newspaper calls “a promotion,” will not be backed by the newspaper that, according to their campaign manager, is “the newspaper that no one reads.”
“Others in the judicial races like District Court Judge Eric Johnson AKA Louis Johnson in Department 20 will not be on our “friends list,” and those running against him will be supported and helped by the newspaper.”
In a September 28th editorial the Las Vegas Tribune wrote that “We cannot care less what Didi Lima — who has resided in Las Vegas for only ten years, was fired from her GOP communications position from the John McCain presidential campaign, and worked on twelve gaming properties, besides being Assistant to the President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, according to her on-line résumé — and we also cannot care less what Trump Campaign Director in Nevada and Arizona, Charles Muños’ opinion is of the Las Vegas Tribune; we simply ask the voters and members of all political parties this year to put personal feelings and party loyalty aside and give Donald Trump the opportunity to prove himself to the country and the world.”
When the decision of endorsing Donald Trump hit the staff of the Las Vegas Tribune, it was received with applause and a sense of solidarity, as it is always how decisions are taken in the small weekly newspaper that is known in the community for its brave and independent articles, opinions and editorials, always fighting for justice and defending issues that are of benefit to the community and fighting against issues that are not good to the residents and citizens in general.