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Right war, right time, right man(backs President Bush)
NYDAILYNEWS ^ | 10/31/04 | Editorial

Posted on 10/31/2004 3:51:55 AM PST by Pikamax

....Most seriously, Candidate Kerry's clearest position on the war undercuts the cause a President Kerry would be obligated to fight. As Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland put it: "Kerry's repeated denunciations of Iraq as the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time weaken the moral and perhaps even the legal base for ordering Americans to continue to fight there if he becomes President." World leaders — those Kerry intends to rally and those already committed — could not responsibly risk their citizens in a misbegotten fight.

At this critical juncture, America cannot afford such a lack of clarity — or even a hint that a President would revert to playing defense rather than staying on the offensive. Nor would it be wise to change commanders midbattle in Iraq and around the globe, replacing a tested leader with a man who would have to learn on the job under the most difficult circumstances. With so much at stake, that's a transition not to be wished for.

Returning Bush to office is the wise course, The News believes, despite our sharp disagreement with his domestic policies. Those pale in comparison with the overarching challenge of securing the nation and preserving New York's vital way of life. Of the two candidates, Bush has the clearer vision for accomplishing the goal, as well as the greater experience. He gets our endorsement.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: endorsement; fourmoreyears; gwb2004

1 posted on 10/31/2004 3:51:55 AM PST by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Yep, as predicted, the Daily News endorses Bush, after absolutely slandering him for years.

As usual, the power of the publisher (Mort Zuckerman, as pro-Israel as he is pro-America) trumps the power of the loony-lefty newsroom.


2 posted on 10/31/2004 3:58:51 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: Pikamax

Wow, a Bush endorsement from NY's more liberal tabloid.

I like it !


3 posted on 10/31/2004 3:59:51 AM PST by louscat
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To: Jhensy
I am shocked, shocked, shocked.
The Daily News has been absolutely trashing President Bush every single day for the past 18 months at least.
Why on earth will they endorse President Bush today, when they have been trying to get his defeated by all their headlines day after day?

They had headline after headline on Bush "under fire" over his military service up to just recently.
Wonders shall never cease.
4 posted on 10/31/2004 4:04:18 AM PST by KwasiOwusu
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To: louscat
"Wow, a Bush endorsement from NY's more liberal tabloid"

I am amazed.
5 posted on 10/31/2004 4:05:27 AM PST by KwasiOwusu
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To: Pikamax
I'm certainly not surprised. I'm a daily reader of the Daily News, and I've found that their editorial page has been leaning right-wing (on foreign policy issues in general and the Battle for Iraq specifically) for some time now - and, IMO, decidedly so. They may be playing to their blue-collar "base", but nonetheless, that's how it has been.

This is in contrast to their reportage, which has been and remains extremely slanted. The anti-Bush bias in their news stories just stinks.

It's an interesting dichotomy that I have been following all year.
6 posted on 10/31/2004 4:09:43 AM PST by StatenIsland
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To: StatenIsland

Staten Island:
I agree with you 100%. I cannot even browse thru their news pages anymore as the coverage is so unbelievably slanted toward the left that I have taken to calling it the Poor-Man's NY Times (figuratively AND literally).

But Mort Zuckerman is so pro-US and pro-Israel that his viewpoint has obviously prevailed on the Editorial Page.

This endorsement will come as a shock to the average Daily News reader, who still thinks Bill Clinton is a god.


7 posted on 10/31/2004 4:13:10 AM PST by UncleSamUSA (the land of the free and the home of the brave)
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To: Pikamax

Wow. I am withot speech.


8 posted on 10/31/2004 4:14:18 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: StatenIsland

This is a replay of 2000, when they also endorsed Bush, to everyone's stunned amazement.


9 posted on 10/31/2004 4:20:38 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: KwasiOwusu; Jhensy

Jhensy - you have hit the nail on the head. Mort knows that the safety of Isreal AND the USA has improved since GWB took office and stopped dealing with terrorist. GWB made it clear no killers from the middle east get to sit at the table.


10 posted on 10/31/2004 4:22:33 AM PST by q_an_a
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To: Jhensy

They most definitely did NOT endorse Bush in 2000.


11 posted on 10/31/2004 4:23:58 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: lavrenti

I was right!


12 posted on 10/31/2004 4:24:18 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: Pikamax

Gotta get this out via e-mail to all libs in my address book right now! Ooops, there aren't any. Oh well, guess I'll just have to send good news to all the pubbies.


13 posted on 10/31/2004 4:30:15 AM PST by LakeLady (I am the FEMALE ALPHA DOG POLITICAL ACTIVIST OF THE CENTURY! I hunt & tree demonRATS... WOOF! WOOF!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Maybe I'm thinking of the News endorsing Dole in '96? I know I've scratched my head over their endorsement before.


14 posted on 10/31/2004 4:38:03 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: Jhensy
Maybe that was it (although I doubt it), but I distinctly remember the NY Post being the only one to endorse Bush last time.

But based on their editorials from the last 3 years, I felt this was coming.

15 posted on 10/31/2004 4:40:32 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: Pikamax
Okay. There's hail in Hades this morning. That said...

Kerry's domestic agenda is preferable. He would repeal Bush's tax reductions on incomes of $200,000...

Nice little slap in the face to small business, there. There still are small businesses in NYC, aren't there? Bloombug hasn't driven them all out or into bankruptcy yet? If small business owners vote for Kerry they need their heads examined.

16 posted on 10/31/2004 4:45:02 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Jhensy

Actually, the News has some pretty pro-Bush columnists- Zac Chavets, for one.


17 posted on 10/31/2004 4:47:02 AM PST by somerville
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To: Jhensy

It says in their endorsement today that they endorsed Gore in 2000.


18 posted on 10/31/2004 4:48:25 AM PST by somerville
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To: KwasiOwusu

I am going down to Philly today with a bunch of NYC volunteers. I'm going to take the News' endorsement today. Maybe I can sway some Philly voters....


19 posted on 10/31/2004 4:49:21 AM PST by somerville
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To: Jhensy

The article itself says they endorsed the Dems 12 years running.



They're wrong about Bush's domestic policies, though criticisms there are definitely in order, but this is a big and very welcome development. And Zev Chavets has been a joy over there, for the short time I've been reading him.

I wonder what impact this might have in NYC. We've now got the Post, Sun, and DN for Bush, and the Times and Newsday for the other guy. Times readers are probably too far gone, by and large, but I wonder about the rest.


20 posted on 10/31/2004 4:57:09 AM PST by Paul_B
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To: somerville

Good!
All the very best.


21 posted on 10/31/2004 5:08:43 AM PST by KwasiOwusu
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To: Paul_B
"I wonder what impact this might have in NYC. We've now got the Post, Sun, and DN for Bush, and the Times and Newsday for the other guy. Times readers are probably too far gone, by and large, but I wonder about the rest."


Not to much impact in NYC I am afraid.
But then newspaper endorsements hardly ever sway too many voters.
22 posted on 10/31/2004 5:11:01 AM PST by KwasiOwusu
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To: KwasiOwusu

Thank you - judging from the voters in Philly I talked to, I would say that Kerry has a slight edge there. Bush is winning in the burbs.

I am also going to tell the Philly voters today to watch "Stolen Honor" that's showing today on the PAX channel.


23 posted on 10/31/2004 5:15:17 AM PST by somerville
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To: KwasiOwusu

It should help in Queens, Long Island and New Jersey, but not Manhattan.


24 posted on 10/31/2004 5:18:18 AM PST by somerville
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To: Pikamax

Interesting that the Leftists who control the Daily News webroom didn't see fit to post this editorial on the main page of their web page. But they did include the insipid Mike Lupica.


25 posted on 10/31/2004 6:25:12 AM PST by John Thornton
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To: KwasiOwusu

"Why on earth will they endorse President Bush today, when they have been trying to get his defeated by all their headlines day after day?"

Maybe word came down from Mt. St. Hillary?!?


26 posted on 10/31/2004 8:08:39 AM PST by Maria S
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Yes, you certainly were! :)


27 posted on 10/31/2004 5:04:37 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

Were, am and always will be.


28 posted on 10/31/2004 5:51:15 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

The mistress of certitude.


29 posted on 10/31/2004 6:01:32 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

Among other things...


30 posted on 10/31/2004 6:06:25 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Uh-oh.


31 posted on 10/31/2004 6:12:25 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: louscat

Bump!! From a LIBERAL RAG TOO!!


32 posted on 10/31/2004 6:14:04 PM PST by BobFromNJ (go-Star-go)
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To: lavrenti

Hehehehe. ;)


33 posted on 10/31/2004 6:19:23 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

You're scaring me, again...


34 posted on 10/31/2004 6:30:15 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

I like to keep you on your toes.


35 posted on 10/31/2004 6:33:53 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

You really walked into that one, dear.


36 posted on 10/31/2004 6:40:43 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

I like to keep a leg up on things, babe.


37 posted on 10/31/2004 6:45:41 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: Pikamax

LOVE that title!


38 posted on 10/31/2004 6:46:59 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I knew you would sling back at me with that.


39 posted on 10/31/2004 6:50:19 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

I see you're stepping very carefully around it.


40 posted on 10/31/2004 6:53:56 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

So as not to knock you back on your heels.


41 posted on 10/31/2004 7:01:45 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

You win -- I concede this one!


42 posted on 10/31/2004 7:03:58 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

[victory dance]


43 posted on 10/31/2004 7:07:23 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

Extra points for that! LOL!


44 posted on 10/31/2004 7:09:49 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Thank you!


45 posted on 10/31/2004 7:11:21 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: Maria S
"Maybe word came down from Mt. St. Hillary?!?"

Possible. Stranger things have happened. :)
46 posted on 11/01/2004 6:52:40 AM PST by KwasiOwusu
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