CAMPAIGN ’88 : Boston Paper for Bush

<i> United Press International </i>

The Boston Herald on Wednesday bypassed Dukakis and endorsed Bush, saying the vice president “has the personal qualities that define a real leader.”

The city’s second-largest newspaper, in an editorial that virtually filled its tabloid front page, said it considered leadership the overriding factor.

The Herald, owned by Australian Rupert Murdoch’s News America Publishing Inc., noted that it backed Dukakis in the Democratic primary and did not oppose his 1986 reelection as governor of Massachusetts, but said, “to those both within and outside the state, we urge, don’t make our mistake.”