Lowell MA. Sun endorsed Bush


Harry Tuttle
October 29, 2004, 12:00 PM
Lowell Sun

Endorsement: George W. Bush for president

Sunday, October 03, 2004 - It's about national security.

That's the key issue on the minds of Americans planning to vote in
the Nov. 2 presidential election.

They must decide whether Republican President George W. Bush or
Sen. John F. Kerry, a Democrat, can provide the leadership to
safeguard America from foreign terrorism.

Americans aren't fools. They know that without safe cities and
towns, America will lose its greatness. Our cherished freedoms and
sacred liberties will be diminished, along with our opportunities
for economic prosperity and our basic pursuit of happiness.

Our children and their children will live vastly different lives if
we fail to guarantee a future free of turmoil.

Islamic extremists, both here and abroad, have one purpose: To
destroy America and halt the spread of democracy and religious
tolerance around the globe. >

They'd like to be plotting in our streets right now. They'd like to
be sowing murder and mayhem with suicide bombers and hostage-
takings, and spreading fear in the heartland and everywhere else.
They'd like to be wearing us down and bringing our nation to its

Since the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, one
American leader has maintained an unbending resolve to protect our
homeland and interest against Islamic savages and those foreign
governments appeasing them.

That leader is President Bush.

While out-of-touch U.S. politicians and world leaders have attacked
President Bush's tactics, they can't question his steely commitment
to keep America safe.

In the ashes of ground zero, where nearly 3,000 innocent Americans
perished, President Bush vowed to find the perpetrators, in domestic
cells and distant lands, and bring them to justice. He said he will
do all that is humanly possible and necessary to make certain that
terrorists never strike again on U.S. soil.

Can anyone deny that President Bush has not delivered? America the
terrorists' No. 1 target has recovered from its tragic wounds and
rebounded. It remains safe to this day.

What might a lesser leader have done, faced with the daunting task
of deciding America's course against withering, partisan attacks
from Democrats, media propagandists, disingenuous U.N. officials and
disloyal White House operatives selling their souls for profit
during a time of war?

A lesser leader might have caved in. President Bush has stood his

In this year's election, the question isn't whether we are safer
now than we were four years ago. We already know the answer. Sure we
are and that's because of President Bush. The critical question is:
Four years from now, will America be safer than it is today?

In our book, Americans have to place their trust in President Bush.
He's proven to be as sturdy as a mighty oak when it comes to saying
what he means, meaning what he says and acting decisively.

When it comes to the war on terror, President Bush means to keep
our military strong and our country secure.

John Kerry, on the other hand, has all the attributes of the shape
of water when it comes to telling us what he believes and what he'd
do for America. Like incoming and outgoing tides, Kerry is content
to go with the flow. In a dangerous world infested with sharks,
Kerry would be chum at America's expense.

We in Massachusetts know John Kerry. He got his first taste of
politics 32 years ago in the cities and towns of Greater Lowell.

In his 20 years in the U.S. Senate, Kerry, a Navy war hero, hasn't
risen above the rank of seaman for his uninspiring legislative
record. He's been inconsistent on major issues. First he's for the
1991 Persian Gulf War, then he opposes it. First he's for the war in
Iraq, then he's against it. First he's for a strong U.S. defense,
then he votes against military weapons programs. First he's for the
U.S. Patriot Act, then he opposes it.

Kerry's solution to stop terrorism? He'd go to the U.N. and build a
consensus. How naive. France's Jacques Chirac, Germany's Gerhard
Schroeder, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other Iraq oil-for-
food scam artists don't want America to succeed. They want us
brought down to their level. And more and more, Kerry sounds just
like them. In a recent campaign speech, Kerry said America was in
the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

No doubt John Kerry sincerely wants to serve his country, but we
believe he's the wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Americans should think back three years ago to the smoldering ruins
of the World Trade Center. There among the mist lay the images and
memories of fallen firefighters, police, a Catholic chaplain and
ordinary working citizens moms, dads, sons, daughters. >

President Bush, through heartfelt tears, told us never to forget
the twisted carnage and the massacre of the innocents. Yet some of
us are forgetting.

President Bush told us the attacks must never happen again. Yet
some of us are wavering because of the brave sacrifice of soldiers
that our nation's security demands.

Well, President Bush hasn't forgotten. Nor has he lost the courage
and conviction to do what is right for America.

We know if there is one thing the enemy fears above all else, it is
that George Bush's iron will is stronger than his iron won't.

The Sun proudly endorses the re-election of President George W.



Article Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 11:37:47 AM EST

Bush endorsement a fitting tribute

The Sun is to be commended for its endorsement of George W. Bush for re-election to the presidency. How fitting that the flagship paper in the congressional district where Kerry was handed his first defeat for public office should be the one to call for his defeat in (hopefully) his last run for public office.

We can only hope that Kerry's "return" to Massachusetts will be in such disgrace that he is humiliated into resigning his Senate seat or retiring at the end of his current term.

The clear-seeing among us here in Massachusetts apparently including your editorial board have known John Kerry to be a phony and a fraud for years, and every time he opens his mouth on the campaign trail even more discover the same. May he campaign long and hard between now and the election, to ensure that all but the most wild-eyed anybody-but-Bush crowd come down on the side of The Sun and support the president in his re-election bid.



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October 29, 2004, 12:09 PM
I may have to go out and buy a copy of The Sun today. :D

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