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We recommend Mitt Romney for president (Dallas Morning News)
Dallas Morning News ^ | September 28, 2012 | Editorial staff

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.

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.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: romney
A limp-wrist endorsement. First it comes on Friday instead of in the Sunday edition. Then after saying they endorse Romney and provide some positive aspects of his candidacy, they have this to say:

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 London’s 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 )

1 posted on 10/01/2012 7:04:33 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave
Newspaper endorsements are such a charming anachronism. Newspapers themselves are sort of a living (barely) museums.
2 posted on 10/01/2012 7:09:31 AM PDT by DManA
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To: CedarDave

3 posted on 10/01/2012 7:10:37 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: CedarDave

What strange world did I wake up in where this rag actually endorses Mittens?


4 posted on 10/01/2012 7:10:52 AM PDT by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: CedarDave
What is the normal political posture of the Dallas Morning News? F'rinstance, whom did they endorse in the last three or four presidential elections?
5 posted on 10/01/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DManA
Newspaper endorsements are such a charming anachronism.

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.

6 posted on 10/01/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave
If 0bama had done anything right at all, the situation would have improved in the last 3.5 years. It has not.
Even if the gov't does nothing, a recession recovers in a year or two.
Instead he has done everything to prolong it and make it worse.
If he could not handle the "mess" that he inherited from Bush, how can he possibly handle the mess he left for himself? No way.

7 posted on 10/01/2012 7:20:40 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: CedarDave

Voting for Romney is like crashing into a tree to avoid going off a cliff. At least there’s a chance of surviving.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 7:22:26 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Vigilanteman
Don't know the answer to that. But they probably had a fight in the newsroom over the endorsement. Likely had to calm some of the staffers by writing some negative comments such as these below.

His difficulty in speaking precisely and inoffensively on such issues as London’s 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."

9 posted on 10/01/2012 7:23:40 AM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: BitWielder1
If 0bama had done anything right at all, the situation would have improved in the last 3.5 years.

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".

10 posted on 10/01/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: BitWielder1; ETL

LOL! Well said, both of you.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 7:26:38 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: CedarDave

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.


12 posted on 10/01/2012 7:27:20 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: CedarDave
"Cleaning up that mess, however large, was what Americans trusted to Obama to do."

I hope Romney remember that line for the debates

13 posted on 10/01/2012 7:29:05 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: CedarDave

[ His difficulty in speaking precisely and inoffensively on such issues as London’s Olympic preparedness, Israeli Palestinian issues and U.S. embassy assaults paint him, at best, as a foreign policy neophyte. ]

Whatever.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 7:35:27 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: CedarDave

I don’t know if I could recommend Romney for President, but I would certainly recommend Obama for EX-President.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: USS Alaska

LOL! That was my first thought, too.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 7:37:34 AM PDT by texas_mrs (We need ideas, not ideology.)
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To: ETL

Well said...


17 posted on 10/01/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: CedarDave
[ The wars have largely faded from headlines ]

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!

18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:44:18 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ETL

And it slows down the speed of going over the cliff.... Hopefully allowing enough time to correct and avoid the cliff all together


19 posted on 10/01/2012 8:03:43 AM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: CedarDave
Candidate Obama, an orator of great skill and cadence...

One of the many things I hate about Obama is the cadence of his speech.

20 posted on 10/01/2012 8:06:56 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: CedarDave
The Dallas Morning News, though not exactly "conservative", is substantially less liberal than most other big city papers.

This is a positive.

21 posted on 10/01/2012 8:12:15 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 8:20:32 AM PDT by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: Newton
Hopefully allowing enough time to correct and avoid the cliff all together

At this point it's either the tree or the cliff. The driver fell asleep at the wheel and woke up too late.

23 posted on 10/01/2012 8:29:46 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Voting for Romney is like crashing into a tree to avoid going off a cliff. At least there’s a chance of surviving.

Keep posting that. It's the most compact, concise evaluation of this election that I've seen.



24 posted on 10/01/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
It's not really a Hobson's Choice, which is a choice between something and nothing (take it or leave it). It's really more of a Morton's Fork (double bind), which is a choice between two equally undesirable outcomes.

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.

25 posted on 10/01/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera

do any of these woe is me voters every post on the DUmmy sites? is it just woe is me on FR?


26 posted on 10/01/2012 10:41:51 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
Beats me. I can't fathom going to DU or any of those other 'Rat sites. Every other word is the f--- word, or some variant of it. Vulgarity is the coin of the realm there.

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.

27 posted on 10/01/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera
a choice between two a choice between two *equally* undesirable outcomes..

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.

28 posted on 10/01/2012 7:00:08 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
No, I don't think that, nor did I specifically say that. I was trying to point out the difference between Hobson's Choice and Morton's Fork, which are often confused. I said the parody newspaper story presented a dilemma that was "more of" one than the other, in a comparative, not absolute sense.

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.

29 posted on 10/02/2012 4:50:58 AM PDT by chimera
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