Kerry Media Endorsements Start to Pile Up
Here are some of the newspapers who have endorsed John Kerry.
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The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
October 10, 2004 - When George W. Bush took office in a deeply divided nation, he promised to reach out to unite the country. If anything, he has helped make the rifts deeper. That may be his real failure as president. John Kerry can do better.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 10, 2004 - The choice is vivid. The stakes are vast. Our nation is threatened by jihad warriors who scoff at boundaries. It stumbles toward a fiscal ruin that will punish our children. The rules that protect our air, water and health are weaker than we know. When 45 million of our neighbors fall ill, they have no insurance card to hand to the doctor.
Portland Press Herald (Portland, Me.)
October 10, 2004 - Bush and Kerry offer decidedly different visions for the country. It is on this basis that the candidates are best judged, and it is because we believe Kerry has, on the whole, the better plan for America that we endorse him for President of the United States.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 10, 2004 - America needs a leader who sees the world as it is, who knows how to rebuild international alliances, who focuses on threats to homeland security, who runs the government for the benefit of all Americans. By virtue of his knowledge of world affairs, his life story of national service and his moderate values, John Kerry is that leader.
October 10, 2004 - John Kerry should be the next president of the United States. This endorsement is based not only on President Bush's failings -- which are manifest -- but also on the conclusion that Kerry can succeed where Bush has failed.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 9, 2004 - There's an unusual urgency to the electoral process this year, reflected in higher attendance at campaign rallies, record viewership of presidential debates and soaring voter registration, not to mention an increase in heated debates over the dinner table. Americans across the political spectrum recognize that the next four years will be a difficult time in our nation's history, and that the leadership we choose will set our course for many years to come.
Detroit Free Press
October 4, 2004 - Four years ago, George W. Bush promised America he was "a uniter, not a divider." Today, the nation is more divided in more ways than it has been since the turbulent 1960s. The president has failed, or refused, to pursue consensus on America's problems and instigated solutions that have produced results ranging from mixed to disastrous.
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Ariz.)
October 3, 2004 - Four years ago, George W. Bush became president of a thriving America. Not only had his predecessor eliminated the national deficit, he had left the new president a $236 billion budget surplus. Unemployment was at a record low of 4 percent. The nation was not at war. The current president's policies have had a negative impact on each of these areas. We believe John Kerry can reverse that trend, and we endorse him for president.
The Lone Star Iconoclast (Crawford, Texas)
September 28, 2004 - Kerry has a positive vision for America, plus the proven intelligence, good sense, and guts to make it happen. That’s why The Iconoclast urges Texans not to rate the candidate by his hometown or even his political party, but instead by where he intends to take the country. The Iconoclast wholeheartedly endorses John Kerry.
The Day (New London, Conn.)
September 26, 2004 - The Day has broken with tradition by endorsing John Kerry for president early in this election season. The newspaper does so because it believes this is a critical election requiring fresh, new leadership. The newspaper also believes George W. Bush's administration is flawed beyond repair in a second term.
August 27, 2004 - Four years ago, this page endorsed George W. Bush for president. We cannot do so again — because of an ill-conceived war and its aftermath, undisciplined spending, a shrinkage of constitutional rights and an intrusive social agenda.
Philadelphia Daily News
June 16, 2004 - Last week, the nation looked to the past with the death of President Ronald Reagan. This week, the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush and John F. Kerry, suspended out of respect to the deceased 40th president, start fresh. In that spirit, this newspaper, the first in the nation, endorses John Kerry for president.