November 01, 2004

Amazing - 51 papers ditch Bush

Charleston | November 1 wvgazette - Remarkably, 51 American newspapers that endorsed Republican George W. Bush in the 2000 general election have renounced him after watching his performance in office. Forty switched their support to Democratic nominee John Kerry for Tuesday’s balloting, and 11 others abstained from endorsing anyone. For example, Florida’s large Orlando Sentinel has backed every Republican nominee since 1968 — but not this year. “This president has utterly failed to fulfill our expectations,” the paper declared, urging its quarter-million readers to vote for Kerry.