Skip to comments.Utah newspaper endorses Obama over Romney
Posted on 10/20/2012 9:43:26 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
One of Utah's largest newspapers, located in the heart of Mormon country, has endorsed President Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Mr. Obama on Friday in an editorial that praised the president for engineering passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to stimulate the economy and accused Mr. Romney of flip-flopping and being "willing to say anything to get elected."
The paper acknowledged that their choice may be surprising to some, considering Mr. Romney's Mormon faith and his leadership and financial turnaround of the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City.
The Tribune also endorsed Mr. Obama in 2008 and endorsed George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
The article made brief mention of Mr. Obama's handling of the economy arguing that it minimized long-term damage from the 2008 financial meltdown but most of its words were spent accusing Mr. Romney of betraying his record as a bipartisan governor and successful businessman in an effort to cater to right-wing Republicans and wealthy donors.
While Utah is a majority-Republican state, its capital city of Salt Lake is considered largely left-leaning.
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In this day and age what does the endorsement of any newspaper matter, I mean really?
Is this for real? If so, I am completely surprised. That paper better hope he does not get elected. They will be the last in line for press credentials.
Apoststasy- coming from the land of Apostasy.
One’s head swirls trying to make sense..
Oh wait, it coming clearer now..
The management/editors of the SLT are demon-possessed.
That’s it. We’re OK now.
This was an intentional strike that Romney will have to answer and trounce since it so close to his heart. if examined I’m willing to bet it was placed by the Obama campaign
The Democrat Controlled Congress that came into power in 2007 had nothing to do with the financial meltdown now did it?? Obama LYING about cutting the deficit in half is not "flip-flopping" is it? Obama is a Democrat so lying to the American people is a resume enhancer and is expected!
Utah and Chicago cancel out each other.
Which State is more important?
Numerous cancellation of subscriptions,
Its a good thing that newspapers are a not for profit business...er...nevermind.
1) It’s a liberal paper.
2) They endorsed Obama in 2008.
This newspaper apparently has a very anti-Mormon history, so this isn’t a surprise. Utah is Romney’s anyway
I went to East High School in Salt Lake. Roseanne Barr and Martha Raddatz were classmates. So Salt Lake has plenty of liberals.
Sorry to hear that. I would be disappointed if I were Romney. Lots of Mormons in Las Vegas too. No matter how much the president likes to hang out there, the Las Vegas Review Journal endorsed Romney. Maybe there are smart editors in Mormon towns and dumb ones in others.
This paper will not have a long business life —This will not go over well in Mormon Country! The Danites still live even if underground. Who will buy advertising from this rag?
This comes as no surprise to any of us living in Utah.
The SL Trib is as left as left can be. They’re the paper that helped give Salt Lake City Rocky Anderson as mayor.
You shouldn’t be surprised. Commies love commies—even more so when they live in very conservative areas.
The SL Trib is as left as left can be.
Article says they endorsed Bush in 2000 and 2004. Did they get bought or something?
The paper will be aroung a long, long time. They do a good business serving the pinkos in Salt Lake and dishing out their Mormon-bashing hatred. Utah is not 100% Mormon nor 100% conservative throughout.
do it people...