For the first time ‘Vogue’ has made a political endorsement
LONDON Vogue has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States the first time in its 124-year history that the magazine has spoken out during an election
In an article outlining the endorsement, the magazine’s editors said this election was a turning point.
“Editors in chief have made their opinions known from time to time, but the magazine has never spoken in an election with a single voice,” read the piece.
“Given the profound stakes of this [election], and the history that stands to be made, we feel that should change,” the piece continued.
The magazine noted that while it had “no history of political endorsements”, its editors believe that the question of which candidate deserves to become president “has never been a difficult one”.
“We understand that Clinton has not always been a perfect candidate, yet her fierce intelligence and considerable experience are reflected in policies and positions that are clear, sound, and hopeful,” the endorsement continued.
The piece cited Clinton’s support for immigration reform, racial justice, LGBTQ rights and women’s rights as some of the reasons behind the endorsement.
“Women won the vote in 1920. It has taken nearly a century to bring us to the brink of a woman leading our country for the first time. Lets put this election behind us and become the America we want to be: optimistic, forward-looking, and modern,” the piece continued.
Vogue isn’t the only publication to break with tradition to make an endorsement during this cycle.
In August, Wired made its first ever presidential endorsement, stating it could see “only one person running for president who can do the job: Hillary Clinton”.
For the first time in its 34-year history, USA Today’s editorial board urged readers not to vote for Donald Trump.
The Republican candidate, by contrast, has received few media endorsements. Most recently, The St. Joseph News-Press endorsed Trump, stating “he can bring about fundamental change”.