I made a big deal of the New York Times endorsement at the time. I thought they endorsed Ms. Clinton to hedge their bets – and that the endorsement was rather weak. Some disagreed.
But The New Republic is reporting that the Times almost didn’t endorse Ms. Clinton:
On January 25, the New York Times endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton. At the time, the 1,100-word editorial stood out for both its tepidness and early appearance, coming near the front-end of the primary season.