Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Philadelphia Inquirer First to Endorse Kerry
I just finished reading the Inquirer’s endorsement of John Kerry. The editorial board waxed eloquently about Kerry’s strengths and leadership ability.
In that spirit, this newspaper, the first in the nation, endorses John Kerry for president. Unlike the current White House occupant, Kerry can lead America to a brighter, better future. He has shown the personal courage, compassion, intellect and skill to lead this country in a time of war abroad and economic troubles at home. He is a serious man for a serious time.
He is not the indecisive waffler the Bush team would have you believe. Instead, he is offering a concrete, pragmatic direction for the nation.
Kerry, who fought in the swamps of Vietnam, can lead us out of the quagmire of the Bush administration - but for that to happen, he will need your help.
I expected as much praise once people get to understand the complexities of Kerry. However, what I was surprised as was the fervor with which the editorial board attacked Bush. They succinctly dissected the failures of the Bush administration with a clarity rarely seen in editorial boards. Here is a tidbit, go read the entire endorsement.
You can help Kerry win Pennsylvania. Act now. The commonwealth - indeed the nation - cannot afford another four years of George Bush.
Go please, read the article, print and distribute. Copy and forward to friends in battleground states.