WASHINGTON — The Washington Post has endorsed Democrat Bill Clinton for President, saying President Bush "has long since squandered whatever claim he had to national leadership."
Clinton also picked up an endorsement Sunday from the Charlotte Observer, which called Bush a "prisoner of the status quo."
Bush, meanwhile, was endorsed by the Detroit News, which said it was not enthusiastic about his performance but thought that Clinton could do worse.
"Four more years of George Bush may not be pretty. But four years of Bill Clinton . . . could be even less appetizing," the News said Sunday.
The Post said of Bush: "We were among those who hoped in 1988 that he knew better than he spoke . . . (and that) after the propitiatory rites of the campaign, his better nature might prevail.