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Our pick for president: Romney(Orlando Sentinel, endorsed Obama in 2008)
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Thursday, October 18, 2012 | House Editorial

Posted on 10/18/2012 6:55:21 PM PDT by kristinn

SNIP

Now the president and his supporters are attacking Romney because his long-term budget blueprint calls for money-saving reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, three of the biggest drivers of deficit spending. Obama would be more credible in critiquing the proposal if he had a serious alternative for bringing entitlement spending under control. He doesn't.

Romney is not our ideal candidate for president. We've been turned off by his appeals to social conservatives and immigration extremists. Like most presidential hopefuls, including Obama four years ago, Romney faces a steep learning curve on foreign policy.

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.

Romney has a strong record of leadership to run on. He built a successful business. He rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from scandal and mismanagement. As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with a Democrat-dominated legislature to close a $3billion budget deficit without borrowing or raising taxes, and pass the health plan that became a national model.

This is Romney's time to lead, again. If he doesn't produce results — even with a hostile Senate — we'll be ready in 2016 to get behind someone else who will.

We reject the innuendo that some critics have heaped on the president. We don't think he's a business-hating socialist. We don't think he's intent on weakening the American military. We don't think he's unpatriotic. And, no, we don't think he was born outside the United States.

But after reflecting on his four years in the White House, we also don't think that he's the best qualified candidate in this race.

We endorse Mitt Romney for president.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; 2012swingstates; endorsements; fl2012; obama; orlandosentinel; romney; romney2012

1 posted on 10/18/2012 6:55:22 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Joe Brower

Knock me over with a feather! Did they endorse Grayson or Nellie, though?


2 posted on 10/18/2012 6:57:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: kristinn

Such an effective endorsement - they come across as unbiased, but simply say that Mitt Romney is more qualified.

People are more receptive to that.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 6:58:38 PM PDT by NY4Romney
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To: NonValueAdded

I am with you. I saw the headline, and clicked fully expecting to see a glowing endorsement of The One. Shocking, and telling at the same time.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 6:59:03 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: NY4Romney

I wonder if Mr. Obama will see in 2 months that the only reason he ever got to the White House WAS the color of his skin, and not his ideas. I hope he awakens to this truth the vast majority of people know as truth. It was white guilt that propelled him into rock star status. He might have a silver tongue, but his ideas are killing the apparatus that creates wealth in America.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 7:04:34 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: kristinn; abb

These newspapers have zero credibility. They are shills for the left and then once a year in 4 years they endorse a Republican, big whoop


6 posted on 10/18/2012 7:10:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: kristinn

Good news...thanks for posting.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 7:11:23 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kristinn
We reject the innuendo that some critics have heaped on the president. We don't think he's a business-hating socialist. We don't think he's intent on weakening the American military. We don't think he's unpatriotic. And, no, we don't think he was born outside the United States.

Well, he's either a business-hating socialist or he and his advisers are the dumbest collection of dimwits on the face of the planet.

8 posted on 10/18/2012 7:12:55 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: kristinn

This is good. Individually, such endorsement doesn’t do much, but together, it provides the environment needed for independents and independent-minded Democrats to feel good for voting for Romney that many people vote are doing the same.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 7:15:34 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: kristinn

This is good. Individually, such endorsement doesn’t do much, but together, it provides the environment needed for independents and independent-minded Democrats to feel good for voting for Romney that many people vote are doing the same.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: paudio

Tennesseean agrees and endorsed Romney


11 posted on 10/18/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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To: kristinn

The Sentinel is part of the Chicago Tribune chain.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 7:24:18 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
We reject the innuendo that some critics have heaped on the president. We don't think he's a business-hating socialist. We don't think he's intent on weakening the American military. We don't think he's unpatriotic.

Yes he is, yes he is, yes he is, and....yes he is.

Good old Sentinel. Covering his ass even as they throw him overboard.

13 posted on 10/18/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: kristinn
We reject the innuendo that some critics have heaped on the president. We don't think he's a business-hating socialist. We don't think he's intent on weakening the American military. We don't think he's unpatriotic.

Yes he is, yes he is, yes he is, and....yes he is.

Good old Sentinel. Covering his ass even as they throw him overboard.

14 posted on 10/18/2012 7:26:32 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: kristinn
Glad to see this based on common sense...despite what they believe about Obama.

At any rate, I was in Downtown O last weekend...didn't see any Obama signs or bumper stickers...saw Romney signs most every block east of the Amway Arena on 50....older section of town, Vietnamese shops, etc.

15 posted on 10/18/2012 7:41:04 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: GeronL

A lot of seniors still get the paper. The Sentinel is the largest paper outside of Tampa in the I-4 corridor. This is big and R&R will run with it.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 9:02:58 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Florida native

I saw R&R signs in Winter Park last week. I always thought that area was full of dims. The kenyan is on the ropes! LOL.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 9:06:32 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: GeronL; All
They are shills for the left and then once a year in 4 years they endorse a Republican

Sorry but you're wrong here.

We have just seen two major newspapers (The Orlando Sentinel & The Tennessean) who endorsed Obama in 2008 and Kerry in 2004 switching to Romney for 2012.

That's significant.

18 posted on 10/18/2012 9:48:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: newzjunkey

Just about every newspaper in America runs AP stories as filler or stories from the NY Times and Wash Post.

They all want to be like the NY Times.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 9:53:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: newzjunkey

I remember in 2004 when the Dallas Morning News dismissed the AWOL crap as vetted and nothing there in an editorial and then followed with almost daily breathless reports attacking Bush and his NG service.

The editorial means little


20 posted on 10/18/2012 9:54:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

You seem unaware that the I-4 corridor is the key to FL. That is not solid GOP country. Much of it is filled with snowbird transplants from blue states and immigrants. Sheep needing direction to water.

That editorial sliced and diced the kenyan and gave the green light on Romney. It is a good thing and the campaign will use it.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 10:34:37 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


22 posted on 10/19/2012 6:28:31 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

It’ll be interesting to see if the Sun Sentinel (sister paper) also endorses Romney.

OT: Has there been any polling since the Mack-Nelson debate?


23 posted on 10/19/2012 6:34:09 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Joe Brower

The Slantinel?

They spend paragraphs of ink praising The Obama, The Messiah, The Appointed And Anointed (yes, I actually heard a black chick say those words), and then OBTW we endorse Ronmney.

I wonder what their corporate/political masters in Chicago have to say about this?


24 posted on 10/19/2012 6:42:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge
"I wonder what their corporate/political masters in Chicago have to say about this?"

I think Obeyme's old buddy, Rahm Emmanuel, might be sending Guido and Luigi down south to pay the publisher a little visit...

25 posted on 10/19/2012 7:11:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: clintonh8r; Joe Brower

I, for one, am completely stunned.

The OS is a left wing rag, much like the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel. Whoulda thunk it ?


26 posted on 10/19/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: NY4Romney
...after reflecting on his four years in the White House, we also don't think that he's the best qualified candidate in this race.

WOW! What was it? The high unemployment - and even higher welfare? Crime going up after 19 years?

Maybe the total failure of Obama's corrupt 'green' crapola 'jobs'? And endless money to his friends and supporters? Or maybe the blatant lies about foreign policy?

And Romney - in four years he has to prove he's been a total success or they go back to a dem? Are these the people who gave Obama a four year pass because it was all 'Bush's fault' - for four friggin' years? Well it's a step in the right direction - they've been pulled kicking and screaming into the light - an inch into the light. Welcome Orlando Sentinel...

27 posted on 10/19/2012 7:40:07 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: NonValueAdded; Joe Brower; kristinn

This is a CYA change. They want now to be on the right side after endorsing a plant/traitor in 2008 which regime is totally falling apart with F & F and now more of the “theater” play of the Benghazi-Gate is unravelling!!!


28 posted on 10/19/2012 9:33:43 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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