MSNBC Host Endorses Hillary Clinton for President in 2016
Touré Backs ‘Electable’ Hillary over ‘Inexperienced’ Elizabeth Warren (Mediaite)
Contrary to his fellow host of The Cycle, Krystal Ball, MSNBC host Touré backed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for the presidency in 2016 over freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Touré said that Clinton has the requisite experience to be president and is more “electable” than Warren. Furthermore, he added, imposing a purity test on candidates is how the Democrats lost the presidential elections of the 1980s and why the Republican Party has recently been unable to recapture the upper chamber of Congress.
“I remember when Dems nominated true liberals and the smartest guys in the party, and the resulting years of losses,” Touré said. “So, I’m not ashamed to say I’m willing to sacrifice some of what I believe in as a liberal to get behind a moderate Dem who’s electable, and you should be, too.”