The Washington Post Endorses Biden

The endorsement for Biden from the Washington Post is not a surprise, but its editorial board makes strong case for China and democracy.

On China, the board writes:

Both Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump promise to “get tough” with Beijing and to combat its mercantilism, thefts of technology and expansive claims in the South China Sea. However, Mr. Biden’s approach would be values-based, not erratic and transactional. He would work with allies to confront China’s abusive behaviors while seeking cooperation where interests converge, such as on climate change and health security.

On democracy, the board writes:

Democracy is at risk, at home and around the world. The nation desperately needs a president who will respect its public servants; stand up for the rule of law; acknowledge Congress’s constitutional role; and work for the public good, not his private benefit.

Just as desperately, it needs a president with the know-how and experience to show that values and results can go together.

It is fortunate to have, in Joe Biden, a candidate who can lead an administration that is both honorable and successful.

I have voiced my worry on democracy again and again. The Post has confirmed my concern. Read the full endorsement at the Washington Post.