I ran for Covington City Commission about 10 years ago, and when I got the Post’s endorsement, a voter told me, “It’s the kiss of death.” Pretty sure that’s not the reason why, but I was first runner-up.
Guessing here, but, in towns or cities where the local newspaper has one well-respected editor, I think endorsements would carry substantial weight. But, in these days of political correctness, when we have “diverse” editorial boards, then an endorsement surely has about the same effect as a poll. (It would take a separate topic to explore the effect of polls on voting patterns.)
Above said, I am a peaceful anarchist, meaning I don’t vote, and I recommend you do likewise.
It’s like betting on sports: Politics is a sport. Go ahead. Enjoy sports. Just don’t bet on them. (Or, if you do, don’t expect any “winnings”.)
Springdale woman makes a good point, but issues/initiatives are more important than candidates in being lines on the ballot to studiously avoid. Issues are for SERIOUS voters, who, in a more perfect world, would be rounded up and jailed for the whole election season.
As a lifelong Democrat, I can’t you have sided with politicians like Marc Dann or Ted Strickland who support the peoliferation of guns which are killing our children. We have to stand up against gun violence.