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Des Moines Register endorses Romney

Posted on 10/27/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT by Perdogg

first GOP since Nixon


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; 2012swingstates; ia2012; vanity
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1 posted on 10/27/2012 5:16:34 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Wow


2 posted on 10/27/2012 5:17:48 PM PDT by garageconservative
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To: Perdogg

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121027/OPINION03/121026026/The-Register-endorsement-Mitt-Romney-offers-a-fresh-economic-vision?Frontpage&nclick_check=1

Shocking.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 5:18:21 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Perdogg

That is a pretty damn big endorsement considering the Des Moines Register is a very liberal paper(Or so I have been told) one of the editors was on Bill O’Reilly’s show a few days ago and she thought for sure the paper would endorse Obama so this is a surprise


4 posted on 10/27/2012 5:18:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

Pigs...pigs flying out my window...


5 posted on 10/27/2012 5:19:58 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Perdogg

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6 posted on 10/27/2012 5:20:48 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Perdogg

Yikes!


7 posted on 10/27/2012 5:20:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Perdogg

Is this the paper where obozo did not want to do the interview on the record?


8 posted on 10/27/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: tatown; SoftwareEngineer

please post to the gang I am on my samsung tablet.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 5:22:05 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yep, that’s the one.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 5:23:20 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: Perdogg

That might leave a mark.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 5:25:31 PM PDT by MitchellC (President Evil: Redistribution // Biden 2016!)
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To: garageconservative

Ditto that wow. I had a Register morning route in the late 70’s, and it’s always been the “official” - read liberal - paper of record in Iowa.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 5:25:42 PM PDT by irgbar-man (had to sell my good tagline for food)
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To: garageconservative

As Biden would say, “This is a big effin deal!”


14 posted on 10/27/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT by titanicsuccess
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To: Perdogg

Is this a good thing?


15 posted on 10/27/2012 5:26:31 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Perdogg

Death knell for Obama... Benhgazi’s a bitch.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 5:27:03 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: nhwingut

OMG a paper that hasn’t endorsed a Repub in 50 years inc. a Carter 2nd term wants nothing to do with Bambi...devastating. Put Iowa in the win column. Backup Plan B is starting to fall into place (win without Ohio)


17 posted on 10/27/2012 5:27:26 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Perdogg

Amazing. Just wow.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 5:30:18 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Perdogg

Hah! O’Reilly was certain they would end up endorsing Obama, even after the off-the-record interview snafu. Good news.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Perdogg

I guess the endorsement might help some “undecideds” make up their minds. For us on FR it would not make a difference. Any help we can get is always welcomed.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Perdogg; LS; Ravi; tatown; nhwingut; ConservativeGuy; HamiltonJay; Arthurio; SoFloFreeper; jrg; ...

Huge!! This will startle a lot of people

Ping from Perdogg


21 posted on 10/27/2012 5:32:47 PM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: DAC21

Good news for Romney. I am not sure how much endorsements from papers mean anymore since they are pretty archaic. Big City papers like NY Times, WaPO, LA Times, dont carry much weight due to their major subscribers. But in a state like Iowa, in a close election, and flipping from Obama to Romney is significant. It will cause a lot of local talk across Iowa this next week. Which probably will help Romney in this case.

(and by the way, Romney WILL win OH)


22 posted on 10/27/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Perdogg

I saw this coming after their “Happy Warrior vs. Skeletor” front page a few days ago. Love it.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 5:33:43 PM PDT by ShovelPenguin
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To: Perdogg

Wow.
Enough to push Iowa to Romney.

Which assures Romney of at least a tie. Which the House would turn to a win.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 5:35:54 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Perdogg

Holy Crap!

What’s next, Pravda?


25 posted on 10/27/2012 5:36:27 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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wow. The drip is turning into a stream..


26 posted on 10/27/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Perdogg
is the endorsement in the Sunday edition?
27 posted on 10/27/2012 5:38:08 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Third Person; freekitty; gonzo; unkus; mazda77; vette6387; Clintonfatigued; bitt; ZULU; ...

Bam Bam and Moochelle should buy a retirement home in Benghazi. In fact, they could renovate the embassy. What do you think? He could retire among his friends, the rebels and enjoy the Arab Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 5:39:59 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Perdogg

I’m technologically challenged, but didn’t they run a not -so-flattering side by side of Barry with Romney on the front page the other day?( That’s when I thought Romney’s getting their endorsement). Everyone kept telling me “No way”. Can somebody post that pic for me. :) Thanks!


29 posted on 10/27/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Perdogg
Unbelievable!!
New editor there last January however. I know him personally and he is a good guy.
Like him even better now!! Can't wait to read my Sunday paper in the morning.
31 posted on 10/27/2012 5:42:56 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Excellent point, for sure, but I’m skeptical that the Register is going to regain a semblance of sanity.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 5:51:03 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Perdogg

Answered prayers. . . .


34 posted on 10/27/2012 5:53:40 PM PDT by weepnomore
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To: Perdogg

I almost fell over when the local newspaper here in the South Bay of So. Cal endorsed Romney recently. The Daily Breeze. All the props they endorsed and several other local candidates were mostly Rat infested or lib oriented. I was very surprised.

But the LA Slimes fell in lib lock step as usual.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 5:55:02 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: Perdogg

HUH??? WHAAAAT TF???

I’m stuned


36 posted on 10/27/2012 5:55:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

this is as BIG as newspaper endorsements go. I think the Register really is the “paper of record” for Iowa. All the drama that led up to the endorsement, with Barry trying to “cover up” his own interview(LOL) gave this big coverage in Iowa and nationwide. Plus of course Iowa is a swing state.


37 posted on 10/27/2012 5:59:45 PM PDT by samkatz
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The on-line article was posted 7:00pm Saturday, so it would be the Sunday edition.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121027/OPINION03/121026026/0/NEWS/?odyssey=nav|head


38 posted on 10/27/2012 6:00:16 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: samkatz

I agree that this is big.

Having lived in Iowa for some time I can attest that the Des Moines Register is one of those few city papers that is distributed state-wide and viewed as a state-wide publication.

Really shocking...


39 posted on 10/27/2012 6:01:39 PM PDT by lowteksh
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To: Perdogg
This, just as Clint Eastwood's speech at the RNC, is a message to disaffected Democrats.

It's OK to abandon Obama.

40 posted on 10/27/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: jjotto

“I’m skeptical that the Register is going to regain a semblance of sanity.”

Me either! But we take what we can get. Right!?


41 posted on 10/27/2012 6:02:25 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: samkatz

Distribution of the Register outside of the Des Moines metro area has become spotty at best in recent years.


42 posted on 10/27/2012 6:03:23 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: markomalley

By the wording below hey are obviously delusional.

Both President Barack Obama and Governor Romney are superbly qualified. Both are graduates of the Harvard University Law School who have distinguished themselves in government, in public service and in private life. Both are devoted husbands and fathers.

When has Obummer distinguished himself “in government, in public service and in private life”.

He was a do-nothing US senator for two years, and has accomplished nothing of note in public service, except smoking dope while hanging around with male prostitutes.

I would take this endorsement with a grain of salt.


43 posted on 10/27/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: kidd
Which assures Romney of at least a tie. Which the House would turn to a win.

By what scenario do you determine a 269-269 tie?

I'm using 270toWin.com, and if they have their electoral votes right, if the swing states go as follows:

   Romney: FL, NC, VA, CO, NH, IA, ME-CD2
   Obama: NV, MI, PA, WI, OH

then Obama wins, 270 to 268.

44 posted on 10/27/2012 6:08:33 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t think I’m saying anything most Freepers don’t know, but if Romeny fails to win Ohio, then he must win Wisconsin + either Iowa or New Hampshire. And all three of of these last states appear to be trending Romney’s way.


45 posted on 10/27/2012 6:13:36 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: NKP_Vet

That’s just how it’s done.


46 posted on 10/27/2012 6:20:06 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Is this the paper where obozo did not want to do the interview on the record?”

As was answered earlier, yes, that’s the one. But...

I guess I’m stoopid for even asking, but what’s the point of giving an “interview” with a newspaper if you’re not going to let it be published?


47 posted on 10/27/2012 6:24:31 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Perdogg

This is a big fxxxxxg deal!


48 posted on 10/27/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Send Obama back to Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia wherever)
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To: MacMattico
Here you go!

They said they wouldn't consider Obama's reluctance to address their editorial board on the record when making their endorsement, but I think it pissed them off. Romney was apparently much more open and accommodating.
49 posted on 10/27/2012 6:25:35 PM PDT by ShovelPenguin
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Good thing if you are Romney. Bad thing if you are obama.


50 posted on 10/27/2012 6:25:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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