The Columbus Dispatch Endorses Mitt Romney

Good news for Mitt Romney out of Ohio as he picks up the endorsement of The Columbus Dispatch.


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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.

Four years after promising hope and change, and after a deficit-driving $787 billion stimulus program, here is the result:

 12.1 million unemployed, with an unemployment rate above 8 percent for 43 of the past 44 months.

 8.6 million working part time because they can’t find full-time work

 2.5 million who wanted to work, but have stopped looking for jobs.

 In 2009, real median household income was $52,195. By 2011, it had fallen to $50,054

 In 2009, the U.S. poverty rate was 14.3 percent. By 2011, the poverty rate climbed to 15 percent.

 On Obama’s watch, 12 million more Americans joined the food-stamp program, which has reached a record of more than 46 million enrollees.

 Annual federal budget deficits above $1 trillion for the past four years, increasing the national debt to an all-time high of $16 trillion.

In 2008, Americans made a leap of faith when they elevated the inexperienced Obama to the White House. That faith was not rewarded. This time, voters should place their hopes for change in experience, by electing Romney.

Read the rest of the endorsement editorial here.


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Endorses Mitt Romney

My favorite thing about this endorsement, after you get past the great things the editorial board actually said, is the fact that the entire endorsement was printed on the front page of the Sunday paper, even above the fold. This seems unprecedented to me, but it’s great for Mitt Romney nonetheless.
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“It sounds cliched, but it is a truism: America is at a crossroads. It can continue down the path of Leviathan government and an increasing dependence on it, or America can return to the path of limited government and the kind of prosperity-producing independence on which the Founders based this great republic.

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.”

Read the complete endorsement editorial here.

Tampa Tribune Endorses Mitt Romney Tampa Tribune Endorses Mitt Romney

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.

We don’t question Obama’s motives. The president sincerely believes in the inviolable ability of the federal government to make all things right. But Americans should see that this top-down approach doesn’t work.

Romney, in contrast, would capitalize on individuals’ ingenuity, not Washington directives.

The contrast in their approaches is seen in the president’s insistence on increasing tax rates for the rich so they will “pay their fair share.”

But the wealthy already pay most of the country’s tax bills. The richest 10 percent pay 71 percent of federal income taxes.

Any such tax increase would likely hurt small business owners, most of whom are hardly well off even if their incomes are higher than $200,000.

President Obama may have good intentions, but he is simply taking the nation in the wrong direction.

Seasoned executive Romney would come to office ready to put the country on the course to more freedom and prosperity.

The Tampa Tribune, with confidence and enthusiasm, endorses Mitt Romney for president.

Read the entire endorsement editorial here.

Orlando Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney

“Even the September jobless numbers deserve an asterisk, because more than 4 million Americans have given up looking for work since January 2009.

And while the nation’s economy is still sputtering nearly four years after Obama took office, the federal government is more than $5 trillion deeper in debt. It just racked up its fourth straight 13-figure shortfall.

We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years. For that reason, though we endorsed him in 2008, we are recommending Romney in this race.

Obama’s defenders would argue that he inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression, and would have made more progress if not for obstruction from Republicans in Congress. But Democrats held strong majorities in the House and Senate during his first two years.

Other presidents have succeeded even with the other party controlling Capitol Hill. Democrat Bill Clinton presided over an economic boom and balanced the budget working with Republicans. Leaders find a way.”

Read the rest of the endorsement editorial here.