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NY Editorial Board to Gillibrand: Get Out of the 2020 Race

“At just 52 years old, Gillibrand has plenty of time for more presidential runs,” the editorial board wrote. “We wish she’d sit this one out, though.”

By NTK Staff | 03.22.2019 @9:16am
NY Editorial Board to Gillibrand: Get Out of the 2020 Race

The Niagara Gazette editorial board published a searing editorial Friday arguing that its home state senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, should bow out of the Democratic presidential primary.

“We like U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand,” the editorial begins, “but we can’t get excited about her presidential aspirations.”

It’s a harsh rebuke from a newspaper that knows her better than most. Their reasoning is fairly well grounded: with a national polling average at 0.4 percent, Gillibrand could do more good focusing on her current job as senator for the people of New York that she will as a presidential candidate.

The editorial board also noted that Gillibrand has not inspired enthusiasm among her colleagues, either. After switching from an exploratory committee to a formal presidential campaign this past week, Gillibrand picked up one endorsement: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

That hasn’t been enough to generate any kind of buzz or excitement around her campaign. And that, the editorial board argues, is why they want her out of the race and focused on New York.

At just 52 years old, Gillibrand has plenty of time for more presidential runs. We wish she’d sit this one out, though.

We’d like her to stay in the Senate and gain some of the gravitas, credibility and leadership qualities needed to break out of a pack of politicians and credibly take on the biggest job in the world.

Having just announced she was formally a candidate, it’s highly unlikely that Gillibrand will exit the field soon. But a few more months languishing at the bottom of polls could change her mind.

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