Left-wing tabloid New York Daily News endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich Thursday night.
Its editorial board described the Ohio Republican as someone who “marries a small government outlook with can-do effectiveness. … On the ideological spectrum …[Kasich] meets the tests of Republican conservatism.”
The Daily News wrote that both Donald Trump and Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] “would be disastrous” in the White House, because “Cruz because he is an absolutist ideologue” and “Trump because he suffers from the irreparable, disqualifying defect of being Trump.”
“No one was more stunned by the Trump phenomenon than Republican leaders who had lost touch with a segment of the party’s base that seethed with anger. A practiced showman and mass marketer, Trump has tried to ride the fury into the White House,” the Daily News wrote in its editorial.
Kasich said he wept after The New York Times endorsed him in January.
The Daily News endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.