Editorial Page Editor Nicholas Goldberg reasons that The Times' endorsements are well thought out after listening to both sides. One thing your endorsements aren't are surprises. Was I surprised when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he'd vote for President Obama? No.
Was I surprised when The Times endorsed President Obama? No.
Where is the credibility in being a rubber stamp? You've complained about the lack of bipartisanship in government. It's got to start somewhere.
Goldberg's response to a reader complaint about The Times' endorsements was professional and thought provoking. I may not always agree with the editorial board, but I am better informed to make a intelligent decision.