Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Read & Weep Mr. President - 28 Papers That Have Endorsed Obama Now Endorsing Romney

28 Newspapers (And Counting) That Endorsed Obama In 2008 Change Their Minds In 2012
#1 - The Des Moines Register: Obama's "Record On The Economy The Past Four Years Does Not Suggest He Would Lead In The Direction The Nation Must Go In The Next Four Years." "Barack Obama rocketed to the presidency from relative obscurity with a theme of hope and change. A different reality has marked his presidency. His record on the economy the past four years does not suggest he would lead in the direction the nation must go in the next four years." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney Offers A Fresh Economic Vision," The Des Moines Register , 10/27/12)
  • The Des Moines Register : Obama's "Best Efforts To Resuscitate The Stumbling Economy Have Fallen Short. Nothing Indicates It Would Change With A Second Term In The White House." "The nation has struggled to recover from recession for the past 40 months. Still, the economy is growing at an unacceptably anemic rate of around 2 percent a year and could slip back into recession depending on what happens in the European Union and China. The workforce is still 4.5 million jobs short of the nearly 9 million that were lost in the recession. Longer term, looming deficits driven by Social Security and Medicare pose the single greatest threats to the nation's economic security. The president's best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney Offers A Fresh Economic Vision," The Des Moines Register , 10/27/12)
  • Before Endorsing Mitt Romney, The Des Moines Register Last Endorsed A Republican Presidential Candidate In 1972. (Editorial, "Mitt Romney Offers A Fresh Economic Vision," The Des Moines Register , 10/27/12)
#2 - Quad-City Times: Obama's Presidency Is Plagued With "Flagging Leadership." "[Health care reform is] just one example of flagging leadership on an issue that defines the Obama presidency. Sadly, others exist." (Editorial, "Ready For Change," Quad-City Times , 10/28/12)
  • Quad-City Times : "The Change That We'd Hoped Would Elevate Our Economy Wound Up Woefully Short." "We invested heavily in hope back in 2008. Our 2012 endorsement of Mitt Romney comes with an imperative for change. The change that we'd hoped would elevate our economy wound up woefully short." (Editorial, "Ready For Change," Quad-City Times , 10/28/12)
  • Quad-City Times : "The Presidential Gambit To Place Health-Care Reform Ahead Of Economic Recovery Jeopardized Both." "The presidential gambit to place health-care reform ahead of economic recovery jeopardized both. President Barack Obama expended all of the presidential leadership on muscling through health care reform, leaving little for implementation and none for significant economic recovery." (Editorial, "Ready For Change," Quad-City Times , 10/28/12)
  • Quad-City Times : Green Energy Companies Obama Chose "Stumbled Despite Receiving Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Taxpayer-Funded Grants." "The president's green energy initiatives were intended to launch a U.S. alternative energy boom. Earlier this month, A123 Systems joined the succession of green energy firms that failed after being selected by the Obama administration for preferential grants. Beacon Power. Abound Solar. EnerDel. Solyndra. All stumbled despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grants." (Editorial, "Ready For Change," Quad-City Times , 10/28/12)
#3 - Reno Gazette-Journal: Obama "Has Shown Little Understanding Of How His Failures Are Affecting The Nation, And He Hasn't Offered Any Tangible Proposals To Change Course." "A vote to re-elect Obama promises four more years of the same. In the two debates between the two candidates so far (a third, on foreign affairs, is scheduled for Monday), the president has shown little understanding of how his failures are affecting the nation, and he hasn't offered any tangible proposals to change course." (Editorial, Nevada Needs A Change Now; Elect Mitt Romney President," Reno Gazette-Journal , 10/20/12)
  • Reno Gazette-Journal "But the United States, and Nevada, cannot afford four more years of the same. The change Obama promised four years ago is needed right now." (Editorial, Nevada Needs A Change Now; Elect Mitt Romney President," Reno Gazette-Journal , 10/20/12)
  • Reno Gazette-Journal : Obama's Pursuit Of "An Overreaching Health-Care Reform Plan" Wasted Time And Political Capital, Violated His Transparency Pledge, And Furthered "The Partisan Divide." "Foremost among them was his early focus on an overreaching health-care reform plan that wasted 12 very valuable months of his and Congress' time and cost him precious political capital. The manner in which the legislation was drafted violated Obama's pledge to govern openly, and its passage - leveraged through a supermajority - served to further galvanize the partisan divide in Congress." (Editorial, Nevada Needs A Change Now; Elect Mitt Romney President," Reno Gazette-Journal , 10/20/12)
#4 - Orlando Sentinel: "We Have Little Confidence That Obama Would Be More Successful Managing The Economy And The Budget In The Next Four Years." "We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years. For that reason, though we endorsed him in 2008, we are recommending Romney in this race." (Editorial, "Our Pick For President: Romney," Orlando Sentinel , 10/19/12)
  • Orlando Sentinel : "Economic Growth, Three Years Into The Recovery, Is Anemic.""Economic growth, three years into the recovery, is anemic. Family incomes are down, poverty is up. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, highlighted these and other hard truths in this week's second debate. Even the September jobless numbers deserve an asterisk, because more than 4 million Americans have given up looking for work since January 2009. And while the nation's economy is still sputtering nearly four years after Obama took office, the federal government is more than $5 trillion deeper in debt. It just racked up its fourth straight 13-figure shortfall." (Editorial, "Our Pick For President: Romney," Orlando Sentinel , 10/19/12)
#5 - Sun Sentine l [Fort Lauderdale, FL] : Despite Obama's "Promise Of Hope And Change," "We Have Little Reason To Believe He Can Turn Things Around." "When President Obama came into office in 2009, the economy was in freefall and though untested, he inspired us with his promise of hope and change. Now, four years later, we have little reason to believe he can turn things around. So while we endorsed Obama in 2008, we recommend voters choose Republican Mitt Romney on Nov. 6." (Editorial, "Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney For President," Sun Sentinel, 10/26/12)
  • Sun Sentinel : After Four Years Of The Obama Economy, "Growth Is Sputtering," "Family Incomes Are Down," And "Poverty Is Up." "To most Americans, only one thing matters - the economy. Four years into Barack Obama's presidency, economic growth is sputtering. Family incomes are down. Poverty is up. Business owners are reluctant to assume risk in the face of unending uncertainty. Many are holding on by their fingernails, desperate for signs of an economic recovery that will help them provide for themselves, their employees, their customers and their communities." (Editorial, "Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney For President," Sun Sentinel, 10/26/12)
  • Sun Sentinel : Obama "Failed To Focus On Job One: Jobs." "The president had enormous opportunity when he took office, with Democrats controlling both houses of Congress. But he failed to focus on Job One: Jobs." (Editorial, "Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney For President," Sun Sentinel, 10/26/12)
#6 - Naples Daily News: "It Is Not Worth Risking The State Of Our Economy For The Next Four Years To See Whether His [Obama's] Learning Curve Really Is Behind Him.""Some of the warnings about Obama's lack of legislative and leadership skills have come true over the past four years. It is not worth risking the state of our economy for the next four years to see whether his learning curve really is behind him." (Editorial, "President Of The United States," Naples Daily News, 10/28/12)
  • Naples Daily News : "Obama Failed To Attempt The Same Reality-Driven Statesmanship" That Bill Clinton Did With Republicans After 1994. "Still, despite those strident messages - which at times subjected him to more and wilder conspiracy theories than any public figure in history - a better leader could have made more progress on reducing the deficit and a health-care plan that enjoyed bipartisan buy-in. President Bill Clinton did it in 1994 after a convincing Republican 'Contract with America' sweep. Obama failed to attempt the same reality-driven statesmanship following the midterm 2010 GOP sweep." (Editorial, "President Of The United States," Naples Daily News, 10/28/12)
#7 - Florida Today: Obama "Failed To Satisfy" Our Expectations. "We endorsed Obama in 2008, but not because he seemed likely to transform the economy. We recommended Obama because he promised to end the war in Iraq, continue NASA's moon-exploration program and reform health care costs that had outstripped growth in household income for more than a decade. We also believed Obama would reach out and build new coalitions in Washington to resolve issues mired in partisanship. Four years later, Obama has failed to satisfy three out of four of those expectations." (Editorial, "We Recommend Mitt Romney For President," Florida Today , 10/27/12)
  • Florida Today : "Byzantine" Obamacare Was "Confusing And Ill-Timed." "But Obama's signature achievement was confusing and ill-timed. The byzantine Affordable Care Act worsened uncertainty for business during a recession and will compound the costs of workplace benefits for four out of five working-age Americans." (Editorial, "We Recommend Mitt Romney For President," Florida Today , 10/27/12)
#8 - Pensacola News Journal"Four years ago, we recommended Barack Obama be elected. He offered himself as someone who could bridge the wide chasm between Democrats and Republicans. However, after four years, the situation has worsened." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney For President, Pensacola News Journal , 10/28/12)
#9 - The Daily Tribune [Royal Oak, MI]: Obama's Leadership "Is Less Than Inspiring.""Instead of ideology, an argument about who would best serve the nation could be made on the basis of simple competence. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, hardly a spokesman for conservatism, has shared remarkable insights in his two books on the Obama presidency. In 'Obama's Wars' and now 'The Price of Politics,' Woodward offers detailed and largely undisputed accounts of the president's leadership. The picture that emerges is less than inspiring." (Editorial, "Romney The Leader America Needs To Create More Jobs," The Daily Tribune , 10/12/12)
  • The Daily Tribune : "'Obama's Wars' depicts an administration riven with division over policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, perhaps overly focused on political ramifications and not a little bit of cynicism in explaining policies to the public." (Editorial, "Romney The Leader America Needs To Create More Jobs," The Daily Tribune , 10/12/12)
  • The Daily Tribune "'The Price Of Politics' reveals the president's strategic and leadership blunders during last year's debt-ceiling negotiations." (Editorial, "Romney The Leader America Needs To Create More Jobs," The Daily Tribune , 10/12/12)
  • The Daily Tribune "Now we have reports that security requests from our embassy in Libya were denied by the administration prior to the killing of our ambassador and three other Americans there last month." (Editorial, "Romney The Leader America Needs To Create More Jobs," The Daily Tribune , 10/12/12)
#10 - The Daily Herald [Chicago, IL]: "Where Is The Hope?" "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.' There is no doubt that as president, Obama has recorded some significant achievements, some even historic. Even his adversaries have embraced some. He's ended the war in Iraq, passed landmark health care legislation, opened the door toward civil rights for the gay community - all notable accomplishments. But four years later, where is the hope? Where is the confident swagger and leadership to uplift the nation's mood?" (Editorial, "The Case For Mitt Romney For President," The Daily Herald, 10/28/12)
  • The Daily Herald : Obama's Reelection "Tone Is Division And Damaging." "More pointedly, we are disappointed in the tone of Obama's relentless insinuations that wealthy Americans refuse to pay their fair share. That tone is divisive and damaging for the nation and for our economy. It creates villains and victims, and unfairly so." (Editorial, "The Case For Mitt Romney For President," The Daily Herald, 10/28/12)
  • The Daily Herald : "When The Economy Was Wracked, He Chose Instead To Focus On Health Care Reform." "At a time when the economy was wracked, he chose instead to focus on health care reform. In doing so, his administration chose early on to fight with Congress rather than to work with it. He chose to force his landmark health care bill through Congress without a single Republican vote, significantly contributing to the bitter atmosphere of division in Washington." (Editorial, "The Case For Mitt Romney For President," The Daily Herald, 10/28/12)
#11 - Houston Chronicle: "Obama's Deeds Have Failed To Match His Words." "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." (Editorial, "Romney For President," Houston Chronicle, 10/21/12)
  • Houston Chronicle : "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." (Editorial, "Romney For President," Houston Chronicle, 10/21/12)
#12 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "[Obama Is] Right, And 'Fundamentally Different' Is What The Nation Needs. For That Reason, Romney Should Be Elected President On Nov. 6." "Given the final two minutes to speak during Tuesday's second presidential debate, President Barack Obama quickly spotlighted what he said was the key distinction between his re-election candidacy and the campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. 'There's a fundamentally different vision about how we move our country forward,' Obama said. He's right, and 'fundamentally different' is what the nation needs. For that reason, Romney should be elected president on Nov. 6. The slow U.S. economy and its discouragingly high unemployment overshadow the other important issues in this election. Economic recovery must be spurred to a faster pace, and a change to Romney's leadership would do that." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney: New Leadership For More Economic Growth," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/20/12)
#13 - The Tennessean"Barack Obama was elected in 2008 with a call for hope and change. Perhaps the change he spoke of could only come with the help of Mitt Romney." (Editorial, "Time For Another Change," The Tennessean, 10/17/12)
  • The Tennessean : Obama Suffers From An "Inability To Possess Leadership To Break The Partisan Gridlock In Congress." "President Obama's steps to get spending under control and reduce the debt are too tentative, and again hark back to his inability to possess the leadership to break the partisan gridlock in Congress." (Editorial, "Time For Another Change," The Tennessean, 10/17/12)
  • The Tennessean : Obama's Lack Of Leadership And Inability To Forge Bipartisan Consensus For Health-Care Reform Was A "Sad Failure." "The sad failure came in the way the bill became law with no consensus. Democrats and Republicans will bitterly point fingers to this day about the broken negotiations, the partisan posturing and the supposed cost to the American people. But no legislation of this scale should become the law of the land without some meeting of minds. That is why, 2½ years and a Supreme Court victory later, the law remains at risk of repeal. And like it or not, that failure is ultimately the responsibility of President Obama. It is he who should have insisted that the bill have bipartisan support." (Editorial, "Time For Another Change," The Tennessean, 10/17/12)
#14 - Los Angeles Daily News: We "Urge Voters To Say 'Enough' To A Democratic Administration Whose Sincere Best Has Turned Out Disappointing." "Four years ago, the editorial board's willingness to change horses in the middle of a churning river led us to call for voters to break the Republican hold on the White House and try a Democrat with a fresh spark. Today, it leads the editorial board to urge voters to say 'enough' to a Democratic administration whose sincere best has turned out disappointing, and install a seasoned leader with a record of fixing problems. Mitt Romney is that seasoned leader."
#15 - Long Beach Press-Telegram: "His [Obama's] Inexperience In An Executive Position Has Been Exposed. His Naivete About His Chances Of Getting Much Of His Program Through A Deeply Partisan Congress Has Been Cured The Hard Way." "Sad to say, the reservations our editorial board expressed about Obama in 2008 have been borne out. His inexperience in an executive position has been exposed. His naivete about his chances of getting much of his program through a deeply partisan Congress has been cured the hard way. Instead of taking charge in Washington, Obama has shown unwillingness to take even the most basic step in presidential leadership: picking up the Oval Office phone to bring his influence to bear on reluctant representatives and senators." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney For President," Long Beach Press-Telegram, 10/26/12)
#16 - The Reporter [Vacaville, CA]: "But, try as he [Obama] might, he has not been able to enact policies that might significantly grow jobs and restore the nation's economy." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney For President," The Reporter, 10/28/12)
  • The Reporter "Mr. Obama may have great ideas, but if he can't get them through Congress -- and there's no reason to think anything on that account will change after Nov. 6 -- they are worthless." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney For President," The Reporter,10/28/12)
#17 - The New York Observer: "The United States simply cannot afford another four years of weak leadership." (Editorial, "Romney For President," The New York Observer, 10/16/12)
  • The New York Observer : Obama's Class Warfare Rhetoric Is Not That Of A "Friend" OR A "Leader," But A "Politician." "Class warfare might be a successful strategy for cobbling together 270 electoral votes. But it's not the way to unite a divided nation. The president comes to town on a Monday, takes our money, shakes our hands and tells us how much he values the CEOs and innovators of New York. And then on Tuesday, he turns around and refers to business leaders as fat cat bankers whose success was created by the sweat of others. That's not a friend. That's not a leader. That's a politician." (Editorial, "Romney For President," The New York Observer, 10/16/12)
  • The New York Observer : Obama "Squandered An Opportunity To Bring Positive Change To Washington-And What Change He Did Bring Will Burden Future Generations." "While we admire Mr. Obama, we believe he squandered an opportunity to bring positive change to Washington-and what change he did bring will burden future generations. We continue to rack up debt, buy services we cannot afford and allow unfunded liabilities to continue to grow. This has to end." (Editorial, "Romney For President," The New York Observer, 10/16/12)
#18 - The Vancouver Columbian: Obama "Has Fallen Far Short." "The greatness implanted in America's founding and manifested for more than two centuries cannot be restored until two goals are met: The U.S. economy must be repaired, and government spending must be brought under control…. We endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and acknowledge his passion and diligence. But he has fallen far short of the two nonpartisan goals expressed above. Yes, Congress shares much of the blame for continued economic stagnation. But the best leaders break the worst logjams. Obama has not." (Editorial, "President Of The United States: Mitt Romney," The Vancouver Columbian, 10/14/12)
#19 - Billings Gazette"Obama has failed to lead America forward from the stagnation that followed the great recession." (Editorial, "Romney Offers New Leadership America Needs," The Billings Gazette , 10/12/12)
  • Billings Gazette "As President, Obama has failed to bring people together." (Editorial, "Romney Offers New Leadership America Needs," The Billings Gazette , 10/12/12)
  • Billings Gazette "Obama has proven time and again to be indecisive." (Editorial, "Romney Offers New Leadership America Needs," The Billings Gazette , 10/12/12)
  • Billings Gazette "Voters may well wonder if Obama even knows what it means to get spending under control." (Editorial, "Romney Offers New Leadership America Needs," The Billings Gazette , 10/12/12)
#20 - Pasadena Star-News"Instead of following through on his hope-and-change message, Obama keeps telling us the limits of hope and change." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney For President," Pasadena Star-News, 10/26/12)
#21 - Casper Star-Tribune: "Obama's Term In The White House Has Been Quite Possibly The Most Disappointing Presidency In The History Of The United States.""Four years ago, Barack Obama promised America hope and change. Four years later, there's less to be hopeful about and the only change has been a souring of politics and mounting debt. Obama's term in the White House has been quite possibly the most disappointing presidency in the history of the United States." (Editorial, "After Four Years Of Failure, It's Time For A Change," Casper Star-Tribune , 10/14/12)
  • Casper Star-Tribune "Obama's four-year term has been a failure - even by the standards he said we should judge him by when he first took office." (Editorial, "After Four Years Of Failure, It's Time For A Change," Casper Star-Tribune , 10/14/12)
  • Casper Star-Tribune "Obama has failed. And voters shouldn't reward failure with another term in office." (Editorial, "After Four Years Of Failure, It's Time For A Change," Casper Star-Tribune , 10/14/12)
  • Casper Star-Tribune "American can't have another four years of fumbling." (Editorial, "After Four Years Of Failure, It's Time For A Change," Casper Star-Tribune, 10/14/12)
#22 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph"As the economic crisis continued to grow - and millions more were still without work - Obama chose to ignore the emergency at hand and instead came to a Kroger store right here in Southwest Virginia to stump for his controversial health care reform package." (Editorial, "President Of The United States, Republican Mitt Romney," Bluefield Daily Telegraph , 10/23/12)
  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph : "When we needed a president and a Congress who would fight to lift us out of a painful recession, they were too busy working to pass a health care law that many Americans still oppose or simply don't understand." (Editorial, "President Of The United States, Republican Mitt Romney," Bluefield Daily Telegraph , 10/23/12)
  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph : The Obama Administration Has "Waged A Deplorable Crusade To Kill Coal Mining Jobs" Through Its "Politically Motivated Environmental Protection Agency." "This administration from day one has waged a deplorable crusade to kill coal mining jobs, and to close coal-fired power plants, through a politically motivated Environmental Protection Agency…. Yes, the war on coal is real. It's very real. And it has to be stopped." (Editorial, "President Of The United States, Republican Mitt Romney," Bluefield Daily Telegraph , 10/23/12)
#23 - Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise"Four years later we realize ['Change We Can Believe In'] was all made up."(Editorial, "Romney For President,"Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, 10/21/12)
  • Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise : "He's Had Four Years To Change The Course Of Things But Has Only Made Them Worse." "In 2008, an unproven Obama promised things would turn out differently with him in charge. 'Change we can believe in' is how he put it. Four years later we realize it was all made up. Problems Obama inherited, like the financial collapse, were never fully resolved. Others, like the national debt, got worse. Obama isn't even trying to defend the indefensible -- his failing four-year record. Instead, in partisan style he is blaming others, including Democrat and Republican predecessors, for driving America to the edge of fiscal insolvency. When Obama looks into a mirror, he must see Jimmy Carter staring back at him. He's had four years to change the course of things but has only made them worse." (Editorial, "Romney For President," Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, 10/21/12)
  • Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise : "Where's Your Plan, Mr. President?" "President Obama makes a weak case for re-election. He says his policies need four more years to kick in. This from a commander-in-chief who hasn't passed a federal budget in three years, hasn't submitted a comprehensive energy bill in four years, and hasn't given voters an inkling of where America might be headed through 2016. Where's your plan, Mr. President?" (Editorial, "Romney For President," Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, 10/21/12)
#24 - Journal And Courier [Lafayette, IN]: "We just don't believe he's [Obama's] earned another four years." (Editorial, "For President - Mitt Romney," Journal And Courier , 10/26/12)
  • Journal And Courier : "Where's The Plan? ... In All Of That Campaigning, That Plan Didn't Emerge." "But here's the rub: Obama has had four years. What improvements he's overseen are largely incremental. And when Obama is pressed on the matter, Americans get the same lecture about the mess he inherited from President Bush. That mess? All true, too. But at some point there has to be accountability for where we are as a nation and where we're going. Instead, lectures become excuses. And the excuses wear thin. Eventually, Obama's words, meant for Romney, blow back: Where's the plan? Where does this White House administration see America in four years? In all of that campaigning, that plan didn't emerge." (Editorial, "For President - Mitt Romney," Journal And Courier , 10/26/12)
  • Journal And Courier "At this point in a re-election bid, armed with a story of accomplishment, an incumbent should be prepared to ease into a second term. But even Obama must sense that compelling story isn't there." (Editorial, "For President - Mitt Romney," Journal And Courier , 10/26/12)
  • Journal And Courier : Obama "Can Dish Out Blame" But Either He "Doesn't Have The Clout Or The Willingness To Work The Halls To Recruit Allies In Congress.""That said, we've watched Obama in the job. It's become increasingly clear that, while he can dish out blame for recalcitrant factions on the other side of the aisle, he either doesn't have the clout or the willingness to work the halls to recruit allies in Congress. He could have learned a thing or two from Bill Clinton in that regard, if he'd reached out before the heat of the campaign." (Editorial, "For President - Mitt Romney," Journal And Courier , 10/26/12)
  • Journal And Courier "He [Obama] spent so much time and political capital to pass a health care bill - one that actually wasn't his, but came to bear his name - at the expense of focus on the serious business of improving the economy." (Editorial, "For President - Mitt Romney," Journal And Courier , 10/26/12)
#25 - The Joplin Globe: "Systemic, long-term change is needed in Washington, but after four years with President Barack Obama setting the nation's course, that change has not come." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney For President," The Joplin Globe, 10/27/12)
#26 - The Shreveport Times: "We Have Little Confidence Obama Will Be More Successful Managing The Economy And The Budget Going Forward." "It is true that in 2008 we endorsed the change promised by Obama, but the reality today is - four years later - we have little confidence Obama will be more successful managing the economy and the budget going forward. Indeed, we feel change is needed again. And we believe Romney fills that ticket." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney: Our Choice For President," The Shreveport Times , 10/26/12)
  • The Shreveport Times : In Pursuing Obamacare, Obama Did Not "Give Our Economy The Focus Of His Full Attention." "On the domestic front, rather than give our economy the focus of his full attention, the president spent 12 months of his time, and that of Congress, focusing on a health care reform bill which ended up costing him valuable political capital. While there were noble intentions behind it, the Affordable Care Act in reality hardened the partisan divide in Congress, and fear of the effects of the reforms and costs associated continue to play a role in preventing businesses from hiring new workers at a time when most voters believe jobs must be the president's key priority." (Editorial, "Mitt Romney: Our Choice For President,"The Shreveport Times , 10/26/12)
#27 - Cape Cod Times: "It was the vision of hope and change that convinced us four years ago to support then-Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain. Today, there is little hope in how another four years of an Obama administration would swiftly and effectively lift our country out of its economic doldrums, and there is little change in how Washington operates." (Editorial, "Romney For President," Cape Cod Times, 10/28/12)
  • Cape Cod Times : "The White House, quite simply, has been ineffective much of the time." (Editorial, "Romney For President," Cape Cod Times, 10/28/12)
#28 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette"President Barack Obama has had ample time to transform the 'hope and change' of the 2008 campaign into positive results. The results have been deeply disappointing, and the tenor of his re-election campaign gives us no cause to hope a second term would offer anything better." (Editorial, "Romney For President," Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 10/28/12)
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette : Obama's "Prescriptions … Have Fallen Disappointingly Short Of What Is Needed To Restore America's Economy At Home And Rebuild Our Standing Overseas." "Four years ago, Americans placed the nation's highest office in the hands of a largely untested senator from Illinois, granting him both the awesome responsibilities and the tremendous opportunities that come with the presidency of these United States. There can be no doubt that the economic challenges faced by this nation and the world during the recent recession were more severe than many realized. But the prescriptions offered over the last four years - on both the domestic and foreign fronts - have fallen disappointingly short of what is needed to restore America's economy at home and rebuild our standing overseas." (Editorial, "Romney For President," Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 10/28/12)
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette : Obama's "Good Intentions, Repeated Promises And Lofty Rhetoric Are No Substitute For Sound Economics And A Foreign Policy Grounded In Realism And Strength." "The decision to turn an incumbent president out of office is never one to be undertaken lightly by voters. But good intentions, repeated promises and lofty rhetoric are no substitute for sound economics and a foreign policy grounded in realism and strength." (Editorial, "Romney For President,"Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 10/28/12)
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