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The New York Times endorses Al Gore
October 29, 2000 8:58 AM   Subscribe

The New York Times endorses Al Gore The Philadelphia Inquirer and Denver Post also endorsed Gore, while rival George W. Bush picked up endorsements from Chicago’s two daily newspapers and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News.
posted by brian (9 comments total)

 
Here are links to all of the endorsement editorials listed above...The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times
posted by brian at 9:22 AM on October 29, 2000


The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle have also endorsed Gore, while The Seattle Times and The Cincinnati Enquirer have endorsed Bush. Hmm I thought for a second there that The Seattle Times might just go green.
posted by brian at 9:36 AM on October 29, 2000


brian, read why the seattle times may have endorsed Bush.
posted by gluechunk at 10:22 AM on October 29, 2000


Call me a nasty redistributive socialist, but I find Bush's plans to repeal the estate tax fairly reprehensible. For sure, the thresholds on inheritance duty should be set at a level which doesn't penalise the middle classes, but to abolish it simply encourages the sustenance of a generation of useless trustafarians, who benefit entirely from their parents' wealth. Like GWB himself, in fact.
posted by holgate at 11:59 AM on October 29, 2000


Estate taxes are one of the only ways to make capitalism "work", I think. Everyone says that free enterprise is good because anyone, through their own inguenity, make themselves a fortune. Barring the fact that a large portion of society must be much lower on the economic scale for the concept of "a fortune" to make sense, for the most part wealth is concentrated along genetic lines, much like the feudal economy capitalism replaced in most parts of the world. The surviving Walton family members didn't revolutionize low-cost shopping, or (for all I know, I could be wrong but there is definitely a legitimate example like this) even do anything more ingenius than what a random Wal-mart stockperson in Skokie Illinois is capable of, but they are still among the richest people in the world.

Anyway, back on topic, the Atlanta Constitution also endorsed Gore if that counts for anything.

Go McReynolds/Hollis!! :)
posted by kidsplateusa at 2:39 PM on October 29, 2000


The NY Times' affilitation has been pretty obvious from the start. The Times' mission life at this point is to get Al Gore and Hillary Cliton elected in every way possible. Not a very worthy cause, if you ask me.
posted by tomorama at 4:32 PM on October 29, 2000


It's kind of interesting how the Chicago Sun-Times endorsed Bush. They used to be the "Democratic" paper in Chicago. I guess times have changed.
posted by leo at 9:15 PM on October 29, 2000


To complete this topic here's a list...

Editorials Favoring Republican George W. Bush
Dallas Morning News
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
The Detroit (MI) News
The Columbus (OH) Dispatch
Seattle (WA) Times
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
The Washington (D.C.) Times
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
Chicago Tribune
Hartford (CT) Courant
Chicago Sun-Times
Tampa (FL) Tribune
Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)
Birmingham (AL) News

Editorials Favoring Democrat Al Gore
The New York Times
The Washington Post
New York Daily News
Akron (OH) Beacon Journal
Eugene (OR) Register-Guard
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
Detroit (MI) Free Press
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer
San Francisco Chronicle
Sacramento (CA) Bee
Las Vegas Sun
Philadelphia Inquirer
Miami Herald
St. Petersburg (FL) Times
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Denver Post
The Charlotte (NC) Observer
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
San Jose (CA) Mercury News
posted by brian at 2:59 AM on October 30, 2000


Oh, by the way the Los Angeles Times declined to endorse either candidate.
posted by brian at 3:03 AM on October 30, 2000


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