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With a Heavy Heart

Posted by Ed on October 28, 2004

Finally, it’s in. The endorsement we’ve all been waiting for (well, I have anyway). The Economist, “with a heavy heart”, has come down in favour of John Kerry (subscribers only, I’m afraid).

This year’s battle has been between two deeply flawed men: George Bush, who has been a radical, transforming president but who has never seemed truly up to the job, let alone his own ambitions for it; and John Kerry, who often seems to have made up his mind conclusively about something only once, and that was 30 years ago. But on November 2nd, Americans must make their choice, as must The Economist. It is far from an easy call, especially against the backdrop of a turbulent, dangerous world. But, on balance, our instinct is towards change rather than continuity: Mr Kerry, not Mr Bush.

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