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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