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The Tennessean Breaks with Obama, Endorses Romney
Ricochet ^ | October 18, 2012 | Nathan Harden

Posted on 10/18/2012 1:42:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Breaking with a long tradition of endorsing Democratic candidates for president, The Tennessean (the state of Tennessee's largest daily newspaper) endorsed Mitt Romney today. The normally left-leaning editorial page cited Obama's ram-rod approach to healthcare reform and inability to control spending as reasons to deny the president a second term.

For all his efforts, ranging from the stimulus package to green-energy development, to bring us out of recession, he has never found the key. He has generally made poor choices of the people needed to get the job done, such as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. And the number of jobs created during his term simply has not kept up with demand.

The paper mentioned Romney's competent record as governor of Massachusetts, and called on Romney to implement a serious debt-reduction plan and to "reunite America" with a more productive and bi-partisan approach to governing than Obama took during his four years in office.

The Tennessean, based in Nashville, is as faithfully Democratic as they come. In 2008 the paper endorsed Barack Obama. In 2004, it endorsed John Kerry. In 2000, it endorsed Al Gore. And...well, you get the picture.

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit (a fellow Tennessean) took note a short time ago of this surprising Republican endorsement from "Al Gore's newspaper."(Gore worked for the paper as a young man and still has a home here in Nashville.)

Some long-time Democrats, who voted for Obama in 2008, are looking at the state of this country right now and they simply cannot risk another four years. In the debates, Romney has emerged in the nation's consciousness as a viable and sensible alternative. As The Tennessean headline put it, for them, it is "Time for Another Change."

Could this endorsement mark the emergence of "the Romney Democrats?"


TOPICS: Tennessee; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: media; obama; romney; tennessee
BOOM!!
1 posted on 10/18/2012 1:42:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Tennessean REALLY misses Bush.

They had 8 years of being able to blast the president every day on the front page.

When Romney wins, they will be back at it.
2 posted on 10/18/2012 1:49:43 PM PDT by j_k_l
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The Tennessean Breaks with Obama, Endorses Romney”

Hell has truly frozen over.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 2:31:14 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Nah. The Tennesean has seen it’s circulation dwindle to subterrainian depths due to they’re extreme left view of the world. Probably fixing to go bankrupt and trying a last ditch effort to survive.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 2:38:11 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They must be racists...


5 posted on 10/18/2012 2:54:16 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some long-time Democrats, who voted for Obama in 2008, are looking at the state of this country right now and they simply cannot risk another four years

Romney/Ryan Democrats??

6 posted on 10/18/2012 3:06:51 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: ping jockey
"Nah. The Tennesean has seen it’s circulation dwindle to subterrainian depths due to they’re extreme left view of the world. Probably fixing to go bankrupt and trying a last ditch effort to survive."

That is probably true. When they insulted all of us over not wanting an income tax I cancelled my subscription. I wouldn't even let them give it to me for free! I refused to give them any kind of an advertising boost.

7 posted on 10/18/2012 3:24:07 PM PDT by Grammy
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Yea, I am a veteran on many income tax revolt rallies at on capital hill. Cost me 14 vacations days but I would do it again in a hot minute. Oh and for the record this was the birthplace of the tea party movement.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 4:50:08 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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