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  • The WaPo Kerry Endorsement: Curious and Curiouser

    12/29/2012 7:13:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | December 29, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. The editorial staff of the Washington Post, surely meant well. They wanted readers to think that Sen. John Kerry’s vast experience in foreign policy over four decades equips him to serve as Secretary of State in the second Obama administration. The editorial, titled “John Kerry: Well-suited to be Secretary of State,” gets that part right. The natty Mr. Kerry certainly looks the part of a globe-trotting senior U.S. diplomat. As to his qualifications for that role, we’re reminded of Frederick the Great’s response when he was urged to make a less...
  • Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder Will Not Endorse Obama Again

    11/05/2012 6:33:10 PM PST · by muawiyah · 15 replies
    Gather ^ | nov 5, 2012 | Renee Nal
    Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder endorsed President Obama in 2008. America's first Black American Governor has opted not to endorse a president this time around.
  • Military Endorsements For Obama And Romney

    11/04/2012 11:21:22 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 26 replies
    American Digest ^ | November 3, 2012
    Obama's Military Endorsements: Mitt Romney's Military Endorsements: General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret) General Colin Powell, USA (Ret) Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret) Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret) Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret) Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.) General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.) General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret) Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.) Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.) General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret) General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret) General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret) Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret) General Chuck Albert Horner,...
  • Obama Lands Coveted Pee Wee Herman Endorsement

    11/04/2012 1:25:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies ^ | 11/4/12 | Breitbart News
    Team Obama must be sighing in collective relief this weekend. Pee Wee Herman, the alter ego of actor Paul Reubens, has endorsed President Barack Obama in a typically colorful column over at The Huffington Post. For me, this election is like the choice between store-bought ice cream (maybe even diet Ice Milk), and mouth-watering, homemade, unbelievably delicious frozen custard. How did I arrive at this conclusion? This week President Obama was working hard alongside Governor Bruce Springsteen of New Jersey (boy, he sure has gained some weight) to help the people most in need. It struck me that the choice...
  • Our choice for America’s future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president

    11/03/2012 11:56:37 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 71 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 11/3/2012 | New York Daily News
    America’s heart, soul, brains and muscle — the middle- and working-class people who make this nation great — have been beset for too long by sapping economic decline. So, too, New York breadwinners and families. ~snip~ Revival of the U.S. as a land of opportunity and upward mobility is the central challenge facing the next President. The question for Americans: Who is more likely to accomplish the mission — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on...
  • Our View; Romney’s experience is exactly what our country needs today

    11/03/2012 11:29:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Norwich Bulletin | November 3, 2012 | The Editors
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  • Stunner: Newsday (Long Island, NY) endorses Romney

    11/03/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 75 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11/3/12, 7:10 pm | Newsday
    Another Obama-supporting newspaper jumps ship...
  • Black Publisher Endorses Romney

    11/03/2012 8:18:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    / ^ | Nov 2, 2012 | richard prince,
    Black Publisher Endorses Romney Category: Breaking News Published on Friday, 02 November 2012 15:25 Written by richard prince, the root He did so after revealing that he disagreed with his paper's endorsement of Obama. Rufus Friday Disagrees With Editorial Board The publisher and president of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader became one of few prominent African Americans to publicly support Mitt Romney for president Sunday when the paper's editorial board disclosed that Rufus M. Friday disagreed with its endorsement of President Obama. ". . . He chose not to use his power as publisher to overrule the majority," the Herald-Leader's endorsement...
  • Obama saved the OIL industry! Colin Powell commercial

    11/03/2012 5:11:29 AM PDT · by finnsheep · 36 replies
    Yesterday - not sure if it ran on CBS NY or CNN, a commercial ran with Colin Powell endorsing Obama - - like this one Only in this one Powell claims Obama saved the Oil industry instead of the auto industry. I couldn't believe it the first time so paid very close attention the second time. Oil industry!! Tooo bizarre. I was so shocked I didn't notice who sponsored the commercial.
  • CEO on Obama Job Council Endorses Romney

    11/01/2012 8:20:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 1, 2012 | Staff
    Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of yet another chief executive officer of a major U.S. company—and one who is on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Intel chief executive officer Paul Otellini has endorsed the Republican nominee. Despite his presence on the president’s job council, however, Ortellini has criticized the administration in the past pretty strongly, as noted by Human Events. In 2010, the Intel CEO blasted Democrats in Washington at an Aspen Forum event: Otellini singled out the political state of affairs in Democrat-dominated Washington, saying: “I think this group...
  • Romney Is What The Country Needs Now

    10/31/2012 3:43:55 PM PDT · by PhxRising · 20 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 10/31/2012 | Ann Coulter
    The single most important issue in this election is ending the national nightmare of Obamacare. If Obamacare if not stopped, it will permanently change the political culture of this country. There will be no going back. America will become a less productive, less wealthy nation. What wealth remains will have to be plowed into Obamacare -- to the delight only of the tens of thousands of government bureaucrats administering it. There won't be one moment marking the end of America. Everything will just gradually get worse, like trains and the tax code, until a bustling, prosperous nation is as distant...
  • Editorial: Give Romney a chance; Obama had his (OR newspaper endorsement!)

    10/31/2012 7:49:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    <p> ^ | 10/31/2012 | Statesman Journal
    Due to posting restrictions, see article at link. Here is a historically liberal Oregon newspaper in Salem, Oregon endorsing Romney.|newswell|text|Home|p
  • Mitt Romney for president

    10/30/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Four years ago, with little hesitation, we endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama to become the 44th president of the United States, saying it was a time for “new leadership, a new approach to governing, a new way of conducting the people’s business.” So the basic question facing The Telegraph editorial board when it met last week came down to this: Did the former Illinois senator do enough to live up to those admittedly high expectations to warrant a second term? After several hours of spirited debate, not unlike conversations taking place in kitchens and living rooms across America, we reached a...
  • Pro-Life Baptist Leader Richard Land Endorses Mitt Romney

    10/30/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Richard Land, a Baptist leader who has been one of the leading pro-life evangelicals for many years has written an opinion piece in which he lays out the case for social conservatives as to why they should vote for Mitt Romney.Land is executive editor of The Christian Post and president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, but wrote the endorsement piece as a private citizen. The endorsement represents a break from his 24-year-old tradition of not endorsing presidential candidates.“Every four years we have pundits and political gurus tell America, “This is the most important presidential election in a generation.”...
  • Endorsing Obama's Sinking Ship

    10/30/2012 7:17:53 AM PDT · by morethanright · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-29 19:35:56 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr Curmudgeon:One can't help but notice the many liberal newspapers jumping off the Obama bandwagon. Many are hitching their crumbling credibility to Mitt Romney's winning steed: the Des Moines Register; the Tennessean; the Orlando Sentinel; and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel to name a few.But Obama can take comfort that the Big Three remain steadfast in their support: the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.The Times claims "Mr. Obama prevented another Great Depression" and "prevented unemployment from reaching 12 percent." Tell that to the 23 million unemployed that currently make up the 14.7% of Americans...
  • Romney For President

    10/30/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 30, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    "Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people -- a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence." So wrote John Jay in Federalist No. 2, wherein he describes Americans as a "band of brethren united to each other by the strongest ties." That "band of brethren united"...
  • Mittmentum: Newspapers Increasingly Dump Obama For Romney

    10/30/2012 4:38:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/30/2012 | IBD Staff
    President Obama spent roughly half an hour last Tuesday on the phone with the Des Moines Register's publisher and editor, desperately trying to win the influential Iowa newspaper's endorsement for a second term. "You'll feel better when you give it," Obama told them, after touting what he said were four years of accomplishments, along with promises of strong economic growth should he get four more years. Three days later, the Register endorsed Mitt Romney — the first Republican the paper has backed in 40 years. [snip] The Register isn't the only newspaper to abandon Obama this year after eagerly endorsing...
  • Chicago Daily Herald Endorses Romney

    10/30/2012 1:05:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | October 28, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Sunday, the Chicago Daily Herald, the second largest daily newspaper in metropolitan Chicago, endorsed Mitt Romney for President in 2012. In 2008, the Daily Herald endorsed hometown Senator Barack Obama for President: In endorsing Illinois’ favorite son in 2008, we declared Obama “has a chance to be a great president.” We said, “He offers a new kind of politics. A politics that breaks down the old partisan walls. A politics that strives to bring people together. A politics of hope.”... But four years later, where is the hope? Where is the confident swagger and leadership to uplift the nation’s...
  • Obama Aide: Des Moines Register Endorsement Not Based in Reality

    10/29/2012 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed the Des Moines Register endorsement of Mitt Romney, saying it was not “based at all in reality.” “They endorsed Mitt Romney in the primary, so this was not much of a surprise,” said Cutter on ABC’s “This Week”, referring to the influential swing-state paper’s backing of the GOP candidate. “It was a little surprising to read that editorial, because it didn't seem to be based at all in reality, not just in the president's record, but in Mitt Romney's record,” Cutter added. “It says that he'd reach across the aisle, which he'd do...
  • Let’s Get Real, General Powell….It IS about Race

    10/28/2012 8:26:05 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 28 replies
    THE TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jennifer Burke
    Now, Powell wants us to believe that despite endorsing Obama twice, he is still a “moderate Republican”. Given the fact that even moderate Democrats have bailed on Obama; a former highly touted Obama cheerleader, former Rep. Artur Davis, has abandoned him; the mainstream media, once highly protective of their beloved one, have begun to turn on him; and the fact that the black community has fared even worse than others in this atrocious Obama economy, one would think that any rational person would realize that Obama must go. I will say right now exactly what I said in 2008...
  • Newspapers Weigh In On Election; Obama Loses Support Since 2008

    10/28/2012 9:30:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 28, 2012 | Mitchell Landsberg
    Newspapers Weigh In On Election; Obama Loses Support Since 2008 By Mitchell Landsberg October 28, 2012 Do newspaper endorsements for president still matter? Certainly not as much as they once did, but that doesn't stop most newspapers (including this one) from exercising their 1st Amendment right to spout off about their choice of candidate, and it doesn't stop the presidential campaigns from breathlessly reporting each and every endorsement as if it were handed down by the Oracle of Delphi. According to Editor & Publisher, the longtime bible of the newspaper business, the tally as of Saturday was 112 for Republican...
  • Prudent Change: Romney promises hope for recovery

    10/28/2012 5:28:47 PM PDT · by central_va · 9 replies
    Richmond Times Piss patch ^ | 10/28/12 | Editorial Staff
    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.
  • TIDAL WAVE: Los Angeles Daily News Endorses Mitt Romney

    10/28/2012 3:30:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/28/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Saturday the Daily News, the second largest daily newspaper in the metropolitan Los Angeles area, endorsed Mitt Romney for President in 2012. In 2008 the Daily News endorsed Barack Obama: FOUR years ago, as America faced serious trouble at home and abroad, this news organization embraced the need for bold change to a different brand of leadership and endorsed Barack Obama for president. That assessment of the depth of the nation's problems and the most promising solution was correct in 2008. Regrettably, it applies no less in 2012, after nearly a full term of Obama's administration. This is why the...
  • Stephanie Cutter: Des Moines Register Endorsement of Romney ‘Not Based on Reality’

    10/28/2012 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Snuph · 32 replies
    pjmedia ^ | October 28, 2012 | RICK MORAN
    In a surprise, the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s largest and most influential newspaper, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The paper endorsed Obama in 2008: While the editorial praised both Romney and Obama, the decision ultimately came down to one question, the newspaper stated. “Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate.” According to the announcement, the editorial board, which enthusiastically endorsed Romney ahead of the state’s Republican presidential caucuses in January, had “a vigorous debate” over which candidate to choose for...
  • Los Angeles News Group Endorsement: Mitt Romney for president {PASADENA STAR NEWS!}

    10/28/2012 3:11:08 PM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 55 replies
    PASADENA STAR NEWS ^ | 10/27/12 | Los Angeles News Group "Pasadena Star News"
    Four years ago, as America faced serious trouble at home and abroad, this news organization embraced the need for bold change to a different brand of leadership and endorsed Barack Obama for president. That assessment of the depth of the nation's problems and the most promising solution was correct in 2008. Regrettably, it applies no less in 2012, after nearly a full term of Obama's administration. This is why the editorial board urges voters to choose Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election. He is the leader this country needs for the future. Read more:
  • Romney wins all four major Iowa newspaper endorsements

    10/28/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 28 Oct 12 | Paul Mirengoff
    Last night, I noted that the Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney for president. This is the first time that paper has endorsed the Republican presidential nominee since 1972. It turns out that the Des Moines Register is not alone among Iowa newspapers. In fact, the three other major newspapers in this battleground state also endorse Romney. They are the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Quad City Times, and the Sioux City Journal. The titles of the Quad City Times and Sioux City Journal endorsements might be particularly galling to diehard supporters of our once hopey-changey president: “Ready for Change” and...
  • Romney Sweeps Major Iowa Newspaper Endorsements

    10/28/2012 9:57:07 AM PDT · by TBBT · 6 replies
    The Corner ^ | 10/28/2012 | Eliana Johnson
    On the heels of the Des Moines Register’s endorsement, Mitt Romney snagged endorsements today from the three other major Iowa papers: the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Quad City Times, and the Sioux City Journal. Economic issues tipped the balance here, and the Gazette captured the sentiment expressed in all four endorsements:
  • Endorsement: The case for Mitt Romney for president [The Daily Herald, Arlington Heights IL]

    10/28/2012 6:07:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Editorial Board
    Here, finally, we are. After months of seemingly endless campaigning, we arrive at the last few days of the race for the White House. After all that campaigning, many have openly wondered how anyone could still be undecided. We’re not among those who wonder. We believe the choice for president in 2012 is both difficult and profound. Whomever is elected will be trusted in large measure with the fate of a stumbling economy, a foreboding debt crisis, a gridlocked government and an unstable world. But now after weeks of debate and reflection, and a good amount of uncertainty on our...
  • Prudent Change: Romney promises hope for recovery (Another big endorsement)

    10/28/2012 10:16:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2012 | The Editors
    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...
  • Romney wins surprise endorsement from Iowa’s Des Moines Register

    10/28/2012 9:44:33 AM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies
    Iowa’s Des Moines Register newspaper endorsed Mitt Romney on Saturday, marking the first time the paper has endorsed a Republican for president in 40 years. “Both President Barack Obama and Governor Romney are superbly qualified … [but] Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate,” the paper announced. An Iowa victory would give Romney seven electoral votes. Recent polls show a close race in the state.
  • Des Moines Register Endorses Romney

    10/27/2012 10:43:14 PM PDT · by Rightone · 24 replies
  • Los Angeles News Group Endorsement: Mitt Romney for president (Los Angeles Daily News)

    10/27/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT · by Mark · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 10/27/12 | Los Angeles News Group
    Los Angeles News Group Endorsement: Mitt Romney for president Los Angeles News Group Posted: 10/26/2012 08:00:00 AM PDT Updated: 10/27/2012 10:51:14 AM PDT Four years ago, as America faced serious trouble at home and abroad, this news organization embraced the need for bold change to a different brand of leadership and endorsed Barack Obama for president. That assessment of the depth of the nation's problems and the most promising solution was correct in 2008. Regrettably, it applies no less in 2012, after nearly a full term of Obama's administration. This is why the editorial board urges voters to choose Mitt...
  • Des Moines Register endorses Romney

    10/27/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    first GOP since Nixon
  • Barack Obama for Re-Election [The New York Times.......]

    10/27/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Barack Obama for Re-Election The economy is slowly recovering from the 2008 meltdown, and the country could suffer another recession if the wrong policies take hold. The United States is embroiled in unstable regions that could easily explode into full-blown disaster. An ideological assault from the right has started to undermine the vital health reform law passed in 2010. Those forces are eroding women’s access to health care, and their right to control their lives. Nearly 50 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act, all Americans’ rights are cheapened by the right wing’s determination to deny marriage benefits to...
  • Grand Rapids Press endorsement:Mitt Romney's experience & leadership can rebuild America's economy

    10/27/2012 10:49:29 AM PDT · by Snuph · 8 replies
    mlive ^ | October 24, 2012 | Dave Murray
    Few Americans will forget that electric moment when Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park on the night he was elected president. We were a war-weary country jolted by an economic plunge and looked to the man promising hope and change and assuring us that, yes, we could. We were inspired. Four years later, do you feel the same way? It was unrealistic to believe President Obama could meet the lofty expectations created by candidate Obama. No one will dispute that he inherited remarkable challenges. But four years later, we need to be further along. And we don’t...
  • Endorsement: Mitt Romney for president - LA Newspaper Group (LA Daily News, Press-Telegram, etc.)

    10/26/2012 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Smogger · 26 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/26/2012 08:39:59 AM PDT | Editors
    Four years ago, as America faced serious trouble at home and abroad, this news organization embraced the need for bold change to a different brand of leadership and endorsed Barack Obama for president. That assessment of the depth of the nation's problems and the most promising solution was correct in 2008. Regrettably, it applies no less in 2012, after nearly a full term of Obama's administration. This is why the editorial board urges voters to choose Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election. He is the leader this country needs for the future. The election is likely to...
  • Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney For President (Pigs are Flying!!)

    10/26/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 35 replies
    Sun-Sentinel of Broward County ^ | 10/26/2012 | Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board
  • Meat Loaf endorses Romney at rally in Defiance

    10/25/2012 6:58:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | October 25, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Mitt Romney rallied a large crowd in the high school football stadium here tonight after surprise musical guest Meat Loaf belted out an endorsement for the Republican presidential nominee to the crowd of 12,000 people. Mr. Romney ended a three-city tour of Ohio here and then was to stay overnight at the Hilton Toledo Hotel, with no public events planned. He is expected to fly out of Toledo Express Airport Friday morning to go to a campaign event in another swing state, Iowa, before returning for a rally Friday night in North Canton, Ohio. Meat Loaf said...
  • Washington Post endorses Obama[BARF OR LAUGH ALERT?]

    10/25/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/25/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Washington Post has decided to back President Obama for reelection — acknowledging the shortcomings of his first term: President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obama’s first term. He did not end, as he promised he would, “our chronic avoidance of tough decisions” on fiscal matters. But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases. Mr. Romney, by contrast, has embraced his...
  • Detroit News: Thanks for those auto bailouts, but… we pick Mitt

    10/25/2012 1:16:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    President Obama has lately been trying to make hay over Mitt Romney's now-infamous "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" 2008 article, mischaracterizing it as the callous approach of a cold-hearted let-them-eat-cake capitalist that contrasts sharply with his own oh-so-munificent taxpayer-funded bailout plan. To hear the president tell it, Romney's plan would've been a disastrous failure while his own has been a resounding success and proof of the soundness of his economic policies --- but I have a feeling his recent revisits to the issue may have something to do with the possibility that Michigan may turn out to be a little bit...
  • Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney

    10/25/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney By Keith Laing - 10/25/12 10:38 AM ET The Detroit News is thanking President Obama for his administration's $80 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, but the self-proclaimed conservative newspaper is endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for president. In an editorial published Thursday, the paper said it was not a "no-brainer" to endorse Romney over Obama after the loans that were given to General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 and 2009. But the newspaper said the former Massachusetts governor would be a better fit for the White House in 2012. "Don't...
  • Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

    10/25/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 28 replies ^ | October 25, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He tells ‘‘CBS This Morning’’ he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues. Speaking of Obama, Powell said the president got the United States out of Iraq and has laid out a plan for leaving Afghanistan ‘‘and didn’t get us into any new wars.’’
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Endorses Obama (See what happens with AA?)

    10/25/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 43 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/12
    Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday, telling “CBS This Morning” that he voted for Obama in 2008 but this time was going further and publicly backing him. “We’ve come out of the dive and we’re starting to gain altitude,” Powell said. “The unemployment rate is too high, people are still hurting in housing, but I see that we’re starting to rise up.” Powell said that when Obama took over “the country was in very, very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in...
  • Editorial: Mitt Romney for President [Detriot News]

    10/25/2012 6:27:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Link only
  • Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term

    10/25/2012 5:43:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 25, 2012 | Susan Heavey
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama in his bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president's efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackling terrorism. "And so I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on," the Republican, who also backed Obama in 2008, told "CBS This Morning."
  • Muslims Favor Obama

    10/24/2012 7:06:14 AM PDT · by GeronL · 10 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 10-24-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) - Many in the Middle East believe Barack Obama failed to deliver on promises of a new U.S. approach in the region but still prefer him to presidential rival Mitt Romney, who they see as too close to Israel and too keen to project U.S. military might. Compounding the challenge, the Middle East is a region where perceptions of fading U.S. influence have been hardened by Arab uprisings that have toppled dictators who were longtime U.S. allies, bringing Islamists in their place. "I am one of those who is very much disappointed with Obama," said Hassan Nafaa a...
  • Obama hit for 'securing the dictator vote'

    10/22/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT · by Wolf13 · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/12 | Gary Bauer
    Obama has secured the dictator vote...does he have yours?
  • On the basis of sound leadership, re-elect Obama: endorsement editorial (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

    10/22/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 26 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 22, 2012 | The Plain Dealer Editorial Board
    Four years ago, this newspaper's editorial board enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama, then a young senator from Illinois, for president of the United States. As much as we admired the long and courageous service of his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, we believed that the nation needed fresh ideas and the fresh start that a leader with Obama's charisma and only-in-America backstory could provide. Today, we recommend President Obama's re-election. He has led the nation back from the brink of depression.
  • Response to the Los Angeles Times Editor's Endorsement of Barack Obama

    10/21/2012 11:10:17 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 40 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/21/2012 | Doughtyone
    DoughtyOne at 10:48 PM October 21, 2012
  • Marriage Amendment: Vote yes

    10/21/2012 3:12:08 PM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 10/21/12 | Autumn Leva
    "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." -- JOHN F. KENNEDY There are countless wonderful programs and organizations dedicated to making sure that kids are safe, involved in school and off drugs, out of poverty, eating healthier, not engaging in self-destructive behavior, and achieving their dreams. I remember practicing "stop, drop and roll" in first grade, completing "Dare to Keep Kids Off Drugs" in fifth grade, and having teachers and counselors guide me through the right classes and activities to set me on a successful path to college. As a former teacher, I...