In a blunt and damning editorial in Sunday’s newspaper, the Chronicle says it will endorse neither Sen. Barbara Boxer nor Carly Fiorina, saying they represent “a dismal choice between an ineffective advocate for causes we generally support and a potentially strong advocate for positions we oppose.” Make that ouch and ouch. An excerpt:
The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation. The challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina, has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington - but for an agenda that would undermine this nation's need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration.