Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Romney for president (Houston Chronicle Endorsement)
Houston Chronicle ^ | Friday, October 19, 2012

Posted on 10/21/2012 5:10:54 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

The Chronicle's backing of Barack Obama in 2008 broke a 44-year string of endorsing Republican candidates for president. Like so many others, we were captivated by the Illinois senator's soaring rhetoric and energized by his promise to move American politics beyond partisan gridlock and into an era of hope and change.

It hasn't happened. Four years later, President Obama's deeds have failed to match his words, much less his specific vows to cut the national debt by half and bring the nation's unemployment rate to 6 percent. As Texans, it is a particular vexation that this president's attitude toward the interests of our state has occasionally bordered on contempt, particularly in decisions relating to the NASA budget and the energy sector. The hurtful symbol of this attitude of insensitivity to Texans' feelings was the administration's choice to deny Space City's bid to become home to one of the retired space shuttles.

We do not believe four more years on the same plodding course toward economic recovery is the best path forward for Texas or the nation. And so we endorse the Republican team, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, in the belief that they can do better by Texas and the nation.

Starting with energy and continuing with NASA.

Concerns about the economy consistently register at the top for most voters, and for obvious reasons: Nearly 23 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed or have given up the job search. And national unemployment rates remain stubbornly high, especially among African-Americans and Hispanics.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; houston; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; romney2012; texas; tx2012
Wow. Couldn't believe my eyes when I woke up this am and saw this in the local paper.
1 posted on 10/21/2012 5:10:59 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

Even a blind hog finds an acorn sometimes


2 posted on 10/21/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

........and the hits keep on comin!!!!!


3 posted on 10/21/2012 5:18:35 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone
Like so many others, we were captivated by the Illinois senator's soaring rhetoric and energized by his promise to move American politics beyond partisan gridlock and into an era of hope and change.

In other words, you were gullible morons.

4 posted on 10/21/2012 5:18:42 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr Ramsbotham

The difference between a liberal and a conservative can be summed up thusly:

A liberal heard Obama
A conservative understood him


5 posted on 10/21/2012 5:21:57 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

Yeah, I’m surprised. They keep this up and I might even subscribe.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 5:22:27 AM PDT by tje
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

wow! First the guy from Brokeback Mtn. and now the Barnacle? barky truly is finished.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 5:22:44 AM PDT by rhinohunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: isthisnickcool

Just admitting how vacuous and ignorant their Editorial Board was 4 years ago. Taken in by glitz and glamure.


8 posted on 10/21/2012 5:40:03 AM PDT by plangent
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

Newspapers have no business endorsing candidates.

The job of the media is to tell us what happened and then sit down and shut up.

The Commercial Appeal (memphis TN) endorsed John Kerry in 2004the and promptly lost me as a subscriber.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 5:47:32 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (Driving off a cliff isn't progress.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

“Wow. Couldn’t believe my eyes when I woke up this am and saw this in the local paper.”

Don’t get your hopes too high, it’s still not election day. My prediction is that the Chronicle gets word that Romney didn’t pay a parking ticket in 1987 and they flip back to Obama.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 5:56:18 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BradtotheBone.
The Chronicle's backing of Barack Obama in 2008 broke a 44-year string of endorsing Republican candidates for president.

11 posted on 10/21/2012 6:27:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Ditter; Cincinatus' Wife

Not that this endorsement makes or breaks the outcome of the winner of the presidential race in Texas but it is interesting to read their admittance of a poor endorsement back in 2008.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 6:30:20 AM PDT by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

I am stealing this from you. :o)


13 posted on 10/21/2012 6:38:38 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: deport
I had to go out and get my paper and there it was! Not just a 2 column endorsement but 2/3 of a page endorsement. I haven't read it yet but I am shocked!
14 posted on 10/21/2012 6:52:11 AM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone
The Chronicle's backing of Barack Obama in 2008 broke a 44-year string of endorsing Republican candidates for president. Like so many others, we were captivated by the Illinois senator's soaring rhetoric and energized by his promise to move American politics beyond partisan gridlock and into an era of hope and change.

I ain't buying their line of Shineola.

And their support of LBJ was a business agreement between the paper and the LBJ administration. He held a letter from them that they would only give him positive press in exchange for permitting a bank merger in Texas go through.

Stay classy Comical.

15 posted on 10/21/2012 6:56:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone
I do not remember the Houston Comical always endorsing Republicans for president before obama. I feel certain that they endorsed clinton twice. Beyond that I don't know.
16 posted on 10/21/2012 6:56:35 AM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #17 Removed by Moderator

To: BradtotheBone

Was this buried in the back section????


18 posted on 10/21/2012 7:07:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

It seems that even hard core Leftists realize what kind of world they will have to live in if Zero gets another term and it scares them too.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MDspinboyredux

No problem...:)


20 posted on 10/21/2012 7:17:51 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: BradtotheBone

I didn’t realize anyone even read the Chronicle any more.


21 posted on 10/21/2012 7:32:18 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson