The Economist switches from Bush to Kerry:

The Economist magazine, which endorsed Bush in 2000, has endorsed Kerry in 2004. This strikes me as more significant than most endorsements, both because they endorsed Bush in 2000 (and endorsed Dole in 1996) and because they are very smart small-government types. And it is particularly striking because they supported the decision to invade Iraq. The Economist’s editor, Bill Emmott, said

“It was a difficult call, given that we endorsed George Bush in 2000 and supported the war in Iraq. But in the end we felt he has been too incompetent to deserve reelection.”

The endorsement adds that

“America needs a president capable of admitting to mistakes and of learning from them. Mr Bush has steadfastly refused to admit to anything.”

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