Newspapers Across America Are Dropping Obama, Endorsing Romney
October 29, 2012 – Newspapers across America that had endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 have switched sides, and are now backing Mitt Romney for President.
Maybe it’s time we got the riot gear out of storage. -JRoycroft
The American people have become dangerously divided and polarized over the past four years, disastrously so. It’s critically important that the next president be able to heal this national division, and Romney is best suited to making that happen. Mitt Romney can restore fiscal order to our families, to main street and to the nation, with less government and a certain course. He can bring America back together again.
Yes, the war on coal is real. It’s very real. And it has to be stopped. Republican Mitt Romney is the man who will end this war. He has embraced coal, natural gas and our other naturally abundant fossil fuels. He advocates a common-sense national energy policy that will put millions of Americans back to work. An energy policy that includes coal, oil, natural gas and — yes — even green energy sources.
During the last four years the world has become a more dangerous place. We can’t afford four more years of a leadership vacuum. Not when in Mitt Romney voters have the choice of a strong, smart hand on the helm, a decent, caring man, who lives his faith, who loves his country and would serve it well. For all of those reasons, the Boston Herald is pleased to endorse Mitt Romney for president.
What we believe most strongly is that Romney has the pragmatic skills and commitment to address Job No. 1: get our economy humming and create many more of the jobs Americans need to take care of themselves and their families. Creating more opportunities for all Americans — not more safety net guarantees — must still be at the heart of this nation’s future if we are to prosper. We endorse Mitt Romney as the best choice toward making that happen.
The No.1 issue in our region and our nation today is how to recharge our economy and get more people working in good-paying jobs. President Barack Obama has had four years to overcome the job losses of the Great Recession he inherited, but the recovery has been too slow and too weak. It’s time for new leadership from Mitt Romney, a governor and business leader with a record of solving problems.
After nearly four years of economic stagnation, massive unemployment, record-setting debt and government intrusions into the economy that have paralyzed the private sector, the United States needs a new direction. For this reason, The Dispatch urges voters to choose Republican Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election.
Consumers must feel more confident about their own economic futures to begin spending on the products and services that power the economy. A renewed sense of confidence will spark renewed investment by American companies. Industry will return to full production and hiring will begin again. That should come with Mitt Romney in the White House.
Romney’s five-point plan for economic revival centers on energy independence, a goal that is finally achievable thanks to the natural gas boom and development of the Canadian oil sands; a better trained work force; trade that increases the demand for American goods and services; debt and deficit reduction and promoting the growth of small businesses. If implemented in urgent fashion, we believe the plan will work. Romney would simplify the tax code and create a regulatory environment that works to protect consumers and assure a fair marketplace, but doesn’t place the regulators in control of every private sector decision.
Mitt Romney gives the country the best opportunity for an economic turnaround. He has proposed tax cuts, reduced spending and getting government out of the way of business. Doing so will help create jobs, the key to a quicker recovery. Romney’s five-point plan would put an emphasis on the economy from his first day in office. While he may be overly optimistic when he says he will create 12 million jobs during his first term, he’s got the skills and experience to make it happen.
The past four years have not been good. The next four would be worse under Obama. Romney represents a real and realistic alternative. His economic policies will hold taxes low, allowing the private sector to create new jobs. More importantly, Romney brings the predictability on government regulation and taxes that businesses need to create jobs – and families need to begin buying again and thus, growing the economy.
Romney has laid out a consistent theme focused on encouraging business innovation and growth, reducing government spending and its economic footprint and educating and retraining people to take new jobs. That theme is a winner, and Congress will be receptive when Romney brings it.
As readers know, there is no doubt on the part of the editorial board here at Foster’s Daily Democrat new leadership is needed from the White House. We believe all three debates — but especially the first — support that notion. We believe that, on balance, the debates have shown Mitt Romney to be the more capable and with a vision for the future — a vision President Obama has failed to offer. On Nov. 6, we urge voters to give Mitt Romney a chance to offer the nation real hope and change.
Which is why we recommend Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger, for president. The most critical issue facing the country is the economy, and when you look at the backgrounds of Romney and the president, it is clear Romney is better positioned to get the economy moving in the right direction again.
As Bard College professor Walter Russell Mead has pointed out about Obama, one or two terms as the Illinois governor who got the state government back into shape “might have prepared him for a genuinely historic role.” As it is, it’s Republican governors in Indiana, New Jersey and elsewhere who are delivering services while balancing the budget, reforming schools, standing up to public-sector unions and lowering costs. The U.S. needs a president from the same finishing school. Vote Romney.
We can’t promise things will be better four years hence if Romney is elected. However, Obama offers little but more of the same ideas under which this nation’s economy has remained stagnant. Also, Wall Street does not seem to trust Obama, which may further restrict economic growth. The Romney-Ryan plan will be more encouraging to businesses and consumers. It offers more hope for seriously dealing with debt and entitlements and more likelihood of improvement. Vote for Romney for president.
Romney has offered a 5-point plan built around boosting small businesses, calling them “our engine of economic growth” and creating energy independence by harnessing our own resources. He calls for an education policy grounded in parental choice and high standards intended to build American skills for an internationally competitive workforce. As a businessman, Romney wants to crackdown on nations including China that engage in unfair trade practices that hurt American businesses and workers. And he recognizes that it is time to for serious talk about changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to make sure the entitlements remain for future generations.
Mr. Romney is an intelligent, deliberate man who built upon a successful business career with a productive stint as governor of Massachusetts. While in office, he demonstrated an ability to work across political lines that has eluded Mr. Obama, who doesn’t even command the respect of his own party elders. And while his opponents may try to paint Mr. Romney as a cold-hearted businessman, his actions speak otherwise. Mr. Romney donates 30 percent of his income to his church and to charity, a sum that eclipses the donations of most sitting politicians, including our president.
Four years ago, as America faced serious trouble at home and abroad, this news organization embraced the need for bold change to a different brand of leadership and endorsed Barack Obama for president. That assessment of the depth of the nation’s problems and the most promising solution was correct in 2008. Regrettably, it applies no less in 2012, after nearly a full term of Obama’s administration. This is why the editorial board urges voters to choose Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election. He is the leader this country needs for the future.
The nation’s lackluster economy, its high unemployment rate, massive and growing debt, growing poverty rates and a lack of leadership in the office of the presidency call for an approach in the White House that Mitt Romney can best fulfill.
Romney has made what appears to be a sincere push to the center of American politics and articulated an apparently genuine desire to create bipartisan solutions using his experience in business. And despite the acrimony that pervades all national elections, we know that Romney can work with members of the opposing party. His experience as governor of Massachusetts demonstrates that he can reach across the aisle.
Mitt Romney wants us to believe in America again. It begins with us believing in ourselves and each other. Wouldn’t it be nice for America to once again stand as one against the serious challenges we face domestically and abroad? The Sun believes in Mitt Romney and his vision for America’s future. Vote for Mitt Romney for U.S. President on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
President Obama’s greatest weakness, though, is Mitt Romney’s greatest strength, and it’s a strength we need in the White House, now more than at any time in the last 80 years: a deep knowledge and understanding of what makes the American economy run.
After two years of speeches, forums, debates, press releases, testimonials and attack ads, the presidential election yields something clear and concise. This really is all about the economy. Given Democratic President Barack Obama’s attempts over the past four years to improve it, and Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s credentials as an astute businessman who understands how money works, our endorsement goes to Romney.
A candidate has emerged from the rough and tumble of the primaries with his dignity intact. The system has produced not a demagogue but a manager, a candidate whose experience is rooted in the pragmatism of the business world rather than the ideology of partisan politics. That candidate is Mitt Romney.
America needs more than hope. It needs leadership. That is why The Post today endorses the candidacy of Mitt Romney for president of the United States. Scrape it down to bedrock, and Mitt Romney knows that there is but one issue in this campaign: America’s woeful economy, and the demonstrated inability of President Obama to cope with it.
But the core of Romney’s campaign platform, his five-point plan, at least shows he understands that reviving the economy and repairing the government’s balance sheet are imperative — now, not four years in the future. … We endorse Mitt Romney for president.
The choice is yours. Our choice is the latter. And that’s why we enthusiastically endorse Republican Mitt Romney for president of the United States. He’s an exceptionally good and decent man who is a proven leader, administrator and deft politician.
Gov. Romney, along with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, has charted a course to protect current and soon-to-be retirees with full benefits, while restructuring how those two programs can be financed without breaking the budget. In short, seniors or soon-to-be seniors can rest assured a President Romney won’t pull the rug out from beneath them. Can Gov. Romney pull this off? We believe so.
Today, we endorse a successful leader focused on economic recovery and growth and deficit reduction. We endorse a proven manager who won’t need on-the-job training. We endorse a compromiser who offers the best hope of breaking congressional gridlock. Most of all, we endorse change. We endorse Mitt Romney for president.
Based on our current fiscal condition, a still-weak economy and a Congress deeply divided along party lines, our next president will continue to face a daunting challenge, one that must be met for the good of the country. Four years later, we find ourselves in need of change yet again. Romney must be the leader to get things moving.
Mitt Romney has succeeded as a family man, governor, entrepreneur, Olympic leader. He is a man of character, a problem-solver, a turnaround specialist. He has earned our enthusiastic endorsement. America needs President Romney.
Because we wish to see the country chart a new course to economic vitality and fiscal sanity, the Journal endorses former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States. In Romney, who we endorsed to be the Republican nominee before both the 2008 and 2012 Iowa Caucuses, we see a man possessed of successful, executive decision-making experience in both the private and public sectors who understands economics and who would apply necessary conservative principles to meeting the country’s fiscal challenges. We would rather put our faith in the blueprint put forth by Romney than in another four years of Barack Obama.
In these uncertain times, we need a leader who will chart a clear course, sweat the details and get the job done right. We believe Romney’s past performance is a predictor of his future behavior. He’s proven himself to be a successful businessman. He rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from scandal and mismanagement. He worked with a Democrat-dominated legislature as governor of Massachusetts to close a $3 billion budget deficit — without borrowing and raising taxes.
Mitt Romney is the man who can lead the nation out of its lingering economic doldrums and restore faith in the United States. A successful executive in the public and private sector, Romney is a committed capitalist who understands that the nation’s prosperity is driven by free enterprise, not government.
The American economy is treading water in the short term and threatened by a crushing debt burden in the long term. To fix this mess, and to bring back what most Americans consider economic normalcy, we urge our readers to vote for Mitt Romney on Nov. 6. With his successful business career, Romney understands how government policies, however well-intentioned, can harm business growth and exacerbate unemployment. He will restore pragmatism, balance and fairness to a business climate that has been chilled by Obama’s ideological approach to regulation. He will end Obama’s appeasement of influential and moneyed constituencies — especially organized labor, environmentalists and trial lawyers — that has harmed entrepreneurs and, ultimately, the workers they wish they could hire.
Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four years from now? Electing Mitt Romney as president will bring real change, giving Americans reason for hope about the future. President Barack Obama’s record provides cause only for worry.