Wednesday, October 27, 2004

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all

This is the game plan of 9 major U.S. newspapers who endorsed Bush in 2000 but find themselves unable to do so this year. For many, this is a serious bucking of tradition:

"The decision not to endorse was "an agonizing process," [Nolan Finley of the Detroit News] said, noting that the News has backed every Republican seeking the White House since Ulysses S. Grant."

Which goes to show that what you don't say can resonate as clearly as what you do. The full article is here (detailing the *36* papers that endorsed Bush in 2000 but this year are endorsing Kerry).


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