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Gore Gains Hispanic Newspaper Endorsement; Bush Blessed in Arkansas

Sunday, 05 November 2000 12:00 AM

Newspapers across the nation, including those in major cities such as Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Raleigh, N.C., announced their picks in the presidential race that remained extremely close Sunday heading into Tuesday's voting.

Bush appeared to grab most of the endorsements, while Gore picked up an important nod from La Opinion, an influential newspaper serving the Hispanic population of the Los Angeles area, a constituency hotly contested by both candidates in a state that has a whopping 54 electoral votes; an estimated 123 electoral votes nationwide were still up for grabs.

La Opinion acknowledged suspicions – often fueled by the Democrats – that the Republican Party would not be as much a friend to Hispanics that the Democrats would be.

"Gore's proposals tend to be fairer and more even-handed, and aim to reduce social and economic differences between different groups in the country," the endorsement read.

Gore was also endorsed by the Raleigh News and Observer, which urged voters to put personality aside and "not choose a president as if they were choosing a bowling partner."

"Gore believes that government should broaden opportunity and hope for all people," the newspaper said. "Bush seems to tailor his message to a notion that individuals should judge the government's effectiveness by their own prosperity and contentment. What about the prosperity and contentment of others as well?"

Bush's personality appealed to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the newspaper serving the state where President Clinton served as governor before being elected president eight years ago.

"What we have noticed in George W. Bush is his independence, his tolerance and his patience," the Democrat-Gazette said. "He exhibits not just endurance, as his dogged opponent certainly does, but a capacity to grow in tolerance, in concentration, in perspective and in office."

Bush was also hailed by the Arizona Republic, the Patriot Leader in suburban Boston, the Trentonian in Trenton, N.J., and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

"America stands at the precipice this Sunday," the Tribune-Review said in its dire editorial. "In two days, we elect a new president. America can either fortify her liberties with an impenetrable grand palisade, or it can hurl them over the crag, down the escarpment and into an abyss from which she and they likely never could recover."

(Reported by Hil Anderson)

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