New York Times announced its approval for this year’s presidential race.
The paper backed Democrats Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasic in their candidacies to run for president of their parties.
Hillary Clinton, says the liberal newspaper in an editorial, is “one of the most widely and deeply qualified candidates” in modern history.
An outsider in the Republican race, NOW called John Kasic “the only plausible choice.”
Support comes days before Iowa voters become the first to make their choice.
The NOW supported Hillary Clinton in her lost presidential candidacy against Barack Obama in 2008.
He praised Hillary Clinton’s main rival, Bernie Sanders, but the newspaper said he “does not have the broad experience or political ideas that Mrs. Clinton offers.”
Assessing the Republican field, an editorial on Saturday condemned the two leading contenders.
Host Donald Trump “has neither the experience nor the interest to learn about national security, defense or global trade,” the paper said. Ted Cruz “will say anything to win.”
Instead NOW collapsed for Ohio Gov. John Kasic as “the only plausible choice for Republicans tired of the extremism and inexperience shown in this race.”
John Kasic tweeted that he was “proud” to win NOWsupport, although the newspaper has often been criticized by American conservatives.