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Prudent Change: Romney promises hope for recovery (Another big endorsement)
The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2012 | The Editors

Posted on 10/28/2012 10:16:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The tone of the 2012 campaign might best be captured by the need to begin with an emphasis on what the Republican candidate will not do. Mitt Romney will not raise taxes on the middle class. He will not destroy Medicare. And he will not lie to the American people every time he opens his mouth.

Political campaigns exaggerate grossly, play loose with the facts and cast the opposition in the worst light imaginable. Yet it is difficult to recall a campaign less truthful than President Obama's in 2012. Its foundation rests on deeply misleading assertions about Romney, a strategy made inevitable by the current administration's weak record. Barack Obama's accomplishments are too few to merit re-election. So he attacks.

His offense is intended to distract from policies that have led to nearly four years of economic stagnation, stubbornly high unemployment, collapsing middle-class incomes, increasing rates of poverty, rising prices for life's most basic necessities — and shrinking American influence around the globe. Obama has proven, in Americans' real-world experience, that massive government spending, suffocating regulatory expansion, feckless diplomacy and exploding debt do not foster peace and prosperity. Quite the opposite. It is — with considerable urgency — time to change.

* * * * * The Obama campaign has chosen a novel approach, claiming, in essence, that the Republican nominee means nothing that he says, except when it serves the needs of the incumbent. Thus, the relentless palaver about higher taxes and crashing entitlements, all delivered under the deceptive cover of "bipartisan" studies and "impossible" math. And then there's the master of smirk, Joe Biden, hanging around just for laughs.

In the service of accuracy, let's look at the generally straightforward proposals and philosophy espoused by Romney, who strikes us as both more earnest and more accomplished...

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.timesdispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; biden; economy; endorsement; obama; romney; romney2012; rtd; va2012; virginia
Yesterday the Des Moines Register, today the capitol city newspaper of Virginia. Anyone from Virginia who can tell us if this will influence voters?
1 posted on 10/28/2012 10:16:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. That’s not an endorsement. It’s an indictment!


2 posted on 10/28/2012 12:27:43 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not that big of a deal; they went for McCain in 2008.


3 posted on 10/28/2012 2:09:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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