Skip to comments.We recommend Mitt Romney for president (Dallas Morning News)
Posted on 10/01/2012 7:04:24 AM PDT by CedarDave
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.
Obamas Democratic supporters would argue that no one could have succeeded in what he inherited, that the nations 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 Obamas 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.
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Romney had to survive a fractious primary by steering too far right on some issues. ...Romney does give us pause. His famed flip-flops on issues from immigration to health care, always pushing further right, are worrisome. His difficulty in speaking precisely and inoffensively on such issues as Londons Olympic preparedness, Israeli Palestinian issues and U.S. embassy assaults paint him, at best, as a foreign policy neophyte.
But coming from a big dinosaur media newspaper a half-hearted endorsement is better than none.
(p.s. A thread on the endorsement from the "Examiner" was posted in the GOP forum on Saturday and got a few replies. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2938150/posts )
What strange world did I wake up in where this rag actually endorses Mittens?
True, but I still enjoy reading one in the morning over bacon and eggs. Alas, the popularity of Apple and other tablets may finish them off.
Voting for Romney is like crashing into a tree to avoid going off a cliff. At least there’s a chance of surviving.
His difficulty in speaking precisely and inoffensively on such issues as Londons Olympic preparedness, Israeli Palestinian issues and U.S. embassy assaults paint him, at best, as a foreign policy neophyte.
But these so-called "gaffes" pale compared to Obama's recent foreign policy stumbles such as not being able to tell the difference (or ignoring it) between a terrorist attack and a demonstration, or calling Nazi concentration camps "Polish death camps."
But his goals isn't to do what's right for America. It's to collapse the system so they can start the from-the-ground-up "fundamental transformation".
LOL! Well said, both of you.
At one time Dallas County was heavily Republican, but those days are long past. The newspaper has been mostly Republican, but I guess its liberal Republican now.
I hope Romney remember that line for the debates
[ His difficulty in speaking precisely and inoffensively on such issues as Londons Olympic preparedness, Israeli Palestinian issues and U.S. embassy assaults paint him, at best, as a foreign policy neophyte. ]
I don’t know if I could recommend Romney for President, but I would certainly recommend Obama for EX-President.
LOL! That was my first thought, too.
Yes, they have left the headlines, but that doesn't change the fact our guys are dying over there everyday. We have lost more on Obama’s watch in Afghanistan than we did under Bush, but you would never no that if you get your news from the msm headlines. The Middle East is in chaos and Obama's foreign policy is in complete collapse, but you would never know that if you get your news from msm sources. We are now funding the terrorists, the Muslim Brotherhood, in Egypt!
And it slows down the speed of going over the cliff.... Hopefully allowing enough time to correct and avoid the cliff all together
One of the many things I hate about Obama is the cadence of his speech.
This is a positive.
They endorsed McLame in 2008 for president, but did endorse Romney during the 2008 primaries. My response that I was surprised in post #4 comes from years of their usual left-leaning ways. No real surprise that they tilt left, but I’m a bit taken aback that they would come out for Romney this time. But that’s just me.
Dallas, while moving left thanks to the influx of northern transplants and “guest workers” from south of the border, is still a business oriented right of center city (for now) thanks to the ‘burbs and pockets of old money within the city limits. Maybe the paper understands that a bit with their endorsement.
At this point it's either the tree or the cliff. The driver fell asleep at the wheel and woke up too late.
Keep posting that. It's the most compact, concise evaluation of this election that I've seen.
On the latter, perhaps we should consider this in a different manner. Try thinking of defeating Obama and as many 'Rats as possible as a desirable outcome in and of itself. I understand that many would rather have avoided the collateral effect of getting a Mitt Romney for President, but that is another battle for another time. We have to repair the breach in the wall before we can consider regrouping and going out in pursuit of the enemy. Throwing out the barbarians who have already breached the gates is the first priority.
do any of these woe is me voters every post on the DUmmy sites? is it just woe is me on FR?
Just speaking for myself, although I would have preferred another of our candidates as nominee, I will have no problem going to the polls to vote against Obama and for the candidate with the best chance to beat him. I will be very happy to not see him ugly mug constantly on TV or listen to his hectoring, smarmy voice. That and not actively bankrupting the country.
No way on Earth is it a choice between two equally undesirable outcomes. If you think Romney is anywhere near as bad as Obama, you really have a lot to learn about Obama, his handlers, mentors, associates, friends.
I don't need to learn any more about Obama. I have been watching and listening to him for years. I was one of the first on FR to point out how dangerous he was, back in the day when Obama was kind of a joke on FR, and the consensus was that "people would never vote for him" for President. I'll admit I was more sure that Hillary was going to be the 'Rat nominee, but when Obama steamrollered her it simply vindicated my belief of how dangerous a shyster Obama really is.