The New York Times endorsed John McCain for the Republican nomination:
In 2006, however, Mr. McCain stood up for the humane treatment of prisoners and for a ban on torture. We said then that he was being conned by Mr. Bush, who had no intention of following the rules. But Mr. McCain took a stand, just as he did in recognizing the threat of global warming early. He has been a staunch advocate of campaign finance reform, working with Senator Russ Feingold, among the most liberal of Democrats, on groundbreaking legislation, just as he worked with Senator Edward Kennedy on immigration reform.
Why not just hang a lead weight around the McCain campaign?
Well, say no more. The Old Gray Lady is for the “maverick” Arizona Senator, which gives rank-and-file Republicans all the reason to support Mitt Romney for President.