Skip to comments.Romney for president (Houston Chronicle Endorsement)
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.
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Even a blind hog finds an acorn sometimes
........and the hits keep on comin!!!!!
In other words, you were gullible morons.
The difference between a liberal and a conservative can be summed up thusly:
A liberal heard Obama
A conservative understood him
Yeah, I’m surprised. They keep this up and I might even subscribe.
wow! First the guy from Brokeback Mtn. and now the Barnacle? barky truly is finished.
Just admitting how vacuous and ignorant their Editorial Board was 4 years ago. Taken in by glitz and glamure.
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.
“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.
The Chronicle's backing of Barack Obama in 2008 broke a 44-year string of endorsing Republican candidates for president.
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.
I am stealing this from you. :o)
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.
Was this buried in the back section????
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.
I didn’t realize anyone even read the Chronicle any more.