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Editorial: Dallas Morning News endorses Mitt Romney for president
The Dallas Morning News ^ | Saturday, September 29, 2012

Posted on 09/29/2012 9:12:21 PM PDT by kristinn

Candidate Obama, an orator of great skill and cadence, might have overcome everything and put the U.S. on a brighter path. President Obama, unfortunately, fell short of the challenge. The wars have largely faded from headlines, but the economic struggles remain, along with an attendant worry about future federal spending, deficits and debt.

Obama’s Democratic supporters would argue that no one could have succeeded in what he inherited, that the nation’s problems were far more severe than anyone could handle in four years.

We respectfully disagree. On the central issue that will define his presidency — a stalled U.S. economy weighed down by crushing annual deficits and accumulated debt — Obama showed himself to be less leader than follower. While he expended his political capital on new government programs, unemployment stayed at debilitating heights.

For that reason, this newspaper recommends Republican challenger Mitt Romney for president.

We see evidence of Obama’s shortcomings in his re-election campaign, a relentlessly negative push to disqualify his opponent instead of standing on his accomplishments. His campaign has worn voters’ patience thin by constantly blaming predecessor George W. Bush for “the mess he left behind.”

Cleaning up that mess, however large, was what Americans trusted to Obama.

Romney had to survive a fractious primary by steering too far right on some issues. At his core, however, we see him as a “Chamber of Commerce Republican,” more attuned to business interests than the tea party/social conservatism that defines today’s GOP.

Importantly, Romney speaks the language of industry.

SNIP

Obama himself once said that if he didn’t repair the economy “in three years, this would be a one-term proposition.” The facts show it’s time for a principled, pragmatic leader who can get Washington working again.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; obama; romney; tx2012
It begins...
1 posted on 09/29/2012 9:12:25 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
What begins? Some bastions of the liberal media endorsing a liberal Republican? How is that a surprise?

They've already won the election no matter which candidate wins.
2 posted on 09/29/2012 9:23:03 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: kristinn
The Dallas Morning News endorsed McCain in 2008. The next day two News reporters covering the Obama campaign were kicked off the press plane.
3 posted on 09/29/2012 9:23:03 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: kristinn

In short: Yes we endorse Romney, but he still sucks. Just not as bad as Obama.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 9:26:18 PM PDT by TBBT
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To: Antoninus

Maybe in four years the conservative movement will do what it has failed to do since 1984: Raise up a movement conservative presidential nominee.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 9:26:46 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Note to self: go back and read the comments tomorrow morning.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 9:28:22 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Antoninus; kristinn

How anyone could have bought into obama is, of course, beyond us.

Having dis-connected yourself (going rogue) you may have missed the resurgence...

Still, you efforts are not in vain, as we know how the Book ends.

I prefer to fight first and then retreat if need be. In my neck of the woods, we’ll do what we can.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 9:31:28 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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F THE OBAMANATION. We didn’t buy it 4 years ago and A LOT of folks have awakened now. Vote Paul Ryan. That’s what I’m doing. I’d vote for Captain Kangaroo if he was the nom. Obviously. ABO.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 9:42:41 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: kristinn

Thanks for this thread.

I noticed that the topics of “stewardship” and “regulation” were not mentioned in the editorial. Guess those are two concepts that the editor still hasn’t discovered.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 9:44:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Bender2

Ping.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 9:55:29 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: kristinn

Fortunately for Conservatives, Reagan captured Democrats and Independents to win the elections.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 10:04:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: kristinn

The Dallas Morning News???
Is this some kind of reverse psychology?
Who next, the Philadelphia Inquirer?


12 posted on 09/29/2012 10:15:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kristinn

Coincidence that the story posted above this one here on FR says Earthquake felt in Dallas this morning? ;)


13 posted on 09/29/2012 11:35:36 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: kristinn

Wow

Guess DMN still has some righties on board

There was a time kiddies that the Dallas Morning News was Bircher like...ah the good old days

The Times Herald were the lefties

Good to see this

I bet Chattanooga Free Press endorses Mitt too....not many righty daily rags left


14 posted on 09/29/2012 11:57:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: NoRedTape

I’ll skip the “F” notation, I would rather see Obama destroyed politically for all eternity, and....his dirt bag Demcorat Party with him!!! However, friend, I am with you all the way!!! ABO (Anyone But Obama). Shucks, I’d vote for a blind monkey with one hand tied behind his back before I would vote for Obama and his racist, hate America wife, Michelle!! Americans, politically flush these destroyers of America down the toilet into the forever cesspool of failure where they so rightly belong!!!


15 posted on 09/30/2012 12:14:45 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: kristinn

I’m astounded that the DMN actually allowed those words to be communicated!

The DMN is a far left liberal rag, like the Austin Statesman, Fort Worth Star Telegram and Houston Chronicle.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 12:15:53 AM PDT by octex
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To: kristinn

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always thought this publication a liberal rag?

If I’m right this is GOOD news.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 12:18:08 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Before DMN was purchased by BELO corp. it was a fairly right-leaning newspaper. Don’t find many of those these days.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 12:31:59 AM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: kristinn

Amazing that some newspapers that are just right in line with the Wash Post, NY Times and AP will also run an editorial like that. Weird.

The Morning Snooze always favors every public spending project to the hilt


19 posted on 09/30/2012 12:41:44 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I remember 2004.

They ran an editorial chastising the press that Bush’s ANG record had already been vetted and the AWOL crap was garbage.

Then they ran about 30 front page stories about Bush and AWOL during the campaign.

Cannot trust the MSM ever


20 posted on 09/30/2012 12:46:22 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wardaddy

The Dallas Mourning Snooze runs NY Times, Wash Post, AP articles and hardly ever runs conservative columns

There are no ‘righty’ rags


21 posted on 09/30/2012 12:51:28 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: kristinn

It’s a good beginning for Romney, but it would be more telling if the Columbus Dispatch from purple Ohio than the Dallas Morning News from red Texas.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 2:44:30 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: kristinn

Our 16% edge in enthusiasm plus Catholic vote and Obama’s done for.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 2:52:49 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Lancey Howard

The DMN was once the conservative paper in a two paper town. When the Times Herald folded, DMN tried to attract the former Herald readers and began the descent into PC. Cancelled a 25 year subscription the day they featured 43 with a note to Condi asking about time for a bathroom break(photoshopped)before a speech at U.N. as a 1/4 page pic on page 2.
When asked the reason for cancellation, I referenced the above mentioned editorial decision, and they found it humorous.

We pay for the DMN once a month. Dear spouse cuts coupons and I put the rest in the shed to be used for the charcoal chimney to light the Weber.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 4:54:45 AM PDT by Beer30
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To: kristinn
Romney had to survive a fractious primary by steering too far right on some issues


25 posted on 09/30/2012 5:05:30 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: kristinn; My Favorite Headache; Jim Robinson

Reality at times has a great sense of humor:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2938188/posts

Earthquake Felt In Dallas Moments Ago
Myself | 9/29/12

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:14:37 PM by My Favorite Headache

Just felt an earthquake here in Dallas and an aftershock...reports coming in all over the scanners and local media...


26 posted on 09/30/2012 7:28:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: GeronL
damned shame...one of the best friends of my life ..Doug Milner originally from Mississippi like me but who lived in Poetry near Terrell worked for them as a photographer..won awards covering civil wars in Central America in the 80s

He died tragically about 15 years ago ..a wasp sting..left behind a baby girl and wife....had never been allergic before and died in minutes

When i was a boy..1960s...the Dallas Morning News was considered to ape the Hunt's Bircher notions till a falling out over coverage of some Hunt public wrangling in I think mid 70s

not surprised they have gone Left now too...those pesky progressives just creep in

27 posted on 09/30/2012 7:51:54 AM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: kristinn

Liberal newspaper endorses the Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

When will conservatives begin to understand just how deep a cesspool the Republican Party has waded into with this nominee?


28 posted on 09/30/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: kristinn
Maybe in four years the conservative movement will do what it has failed to do since 1984: Raise up a movement conservative presidential nominee.

How can we when we're outspent 50-1? Unfortunately, too many conservatives are easily swayed by relentless commercials. The enemy within the GOP has the big money interest behind them and no compunction about lying and destroying conservatives. I'm not sure how we neuter them, but we must.
29 posted on 09/30/2012 7:15:08 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: One Name
Having dis-connected yourself (going rogue) you may have missed the resurgence...

What resurgence? The Democrats nominated a socialist. The Republicans nominated a socialist-lite. 2012 is a lost year for conservatives on the presidential level.

We should be thinking about 2014-16 now.
30 posted on 09/30/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: xzins
than the Dallas Morning News from red Texas.

Dallas county went "blue" in 2008.

31 posted on 09/30/2012 7:22:19 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

Expect a lot more of Texas to go blue in the coming years thanks to immigration.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 7:27:15 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: Antoninus

Can’t argue with you on the nominee- I’m a Palinista.

But what I allude to is the reaching effect of the Tea Parties, and other restorative groups.

The message was not lost, thought the top of the ticket is not reflective. We found a groundswell in 2008, kicked official ass in 2010 and will be heard loudly in the next Congress.

Didn’t play out how I hoped, but down-ticket a lot is going on.


33 posted on 10/01/2012 7:10:53 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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