Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Chicago Hope?

So perhaps it isn't surprising that most major newspapers' editorials are endorsing John Kerry for president. And, yes, it is disappointing to see the Orlando Sentinel endorse a Democrat for the first time since 1964. But has anyone noticed the swapping of editorial endorsements between the two largest papers in the Windy City? While the Chicago Sun-Times is backing Kerry, the Chicago Tribune has announced it is supporting George W. Bush:

"There is much the current president could have done differently over the last four years. There are lessons he needs to have learned. And there are reasons--apart from the global perils likely to dominate the next presidency--to recommend either of these two good candidates.

"But for resoluteness on the defining challenge of our age--a resoluteness John Kerry has not been able to demonstrate--the Chicago Tribune urges the re-election of George W. Bush as president of the United States."

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