Shocking: German Newspaper Endorses Bush
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Morning Editor
October 28, 2004
(CNSNews.com) - The German newspaper Bild -- described as one of Europe's best-selling tabloid -- has endorsed the re-election of President George W. Bush, calling him less "wobbly" than Democrat John F. Kerry.
The newspaper even compared Bush to President Ronald Reagan, who won the Cold War: "Most Germans regarded Reagan as a complete fool," the Bild said. "It's possible that one day we could be grateful to George W as well."
The endorsement is surprising, given the high level of hostility in Germany and elsewhere in Europe for President Bush.
Kai Diekmann, Bild's editor, was quoted as saying that the newspaper's support for President Bush wasn't a joke. "Bild doesn't always go along with received opinion. The idea was to start a debate," Diekmann said.