The New York Times endorsed John Kerry today while simultaneously damning President Bush, saying Kerry ...
... has the capacity to do far, far better than President George W. Bush.In addition, the Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Atlanta Journal-constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer, Detroit Free Press, and Dayton Daily News also endorsed Kerry.
We look back on the past four years with hearts nearly breaking, both for the lives unnecessarily lost and for the opportunities so casually wasted. Time and again, history invited George W. Bush to play a heroic role, and time and again he chose the wrong course. We believe that with John Kerry as president, the nation will do better.'
There is no denying that this race is mainly about Mr. Bush's disastrous tenure. After the Supreme Court awarded him the presidency, Mr. Bush came into office amid popular expectation that he would acknowledge his lack of a mandate by sticking close to the center. Instead, he turned the government over to the radical right.
OK, so the Boston Globe wasn't a shocker.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Tulsa World and Mobile Register have endorsed President Bush.
Update: direct link to NY Times editorial.