The Cracks in the Dam are No Longer Just Cracks
Posted By Errol Phillips
Mitt Romney has picked up three early endorsements from otherwise so called left of center Publications:
- The New York Observer
- The Nashville Tennessean
- The Orlando Sentinel
New York Observer
The Observer is generally a center-left paper, but their endorsement of Romney was not tepid at all.
“Mitt Romney stands out because—unlike so many candidates in the past—he understands how to build businesses, create efficiencies, make tough deals and carefully consider divergent viewpoints. America needs a strong leader, a practical leader. Mr. Romney knows full well that it would be a tragic mistake to simply assume that the United States will continue to be the world’s economic powerhouse simply because that’s what we’ve been for decades. America earned its global prominence because of the nation’s culture of work and individual freedom. That’s why immigrants came here and continue to come here—not because they seek a handout, but because they want a chance to work and to create and to innovate. In today’s competitive economy, the country needs competitors, not class-war crybabies.”
It is important to realize the significant effect that this Endorsement has on the Elite New York Upper-Class Voter. It’s like giving some of them permission to vote for Romney.
The Nashville Tennessean
If the New York Observer’s endorsement is remarkable, the Tennessean’s is downright historic. They’re a bastion of Southern Democrats, and have not endorsed a Republican for president since 1972. The Tennessean is grumpy about the aggravating, unsatisfying 2012 campaign, and they’re much more grudging about giving the nod to Romney. But after depositing some pox upon both houses, they do come around to endorsing him, primarily because of the economy. ~ [John Hayward writing Human Events]
“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.
Gov. Romney: This endorsement was not an easy decision. You owe the American people more details about how you will keep taxes low, preserve social programs and build up the military, all while reducing the debt. You must be your own man, and not kowtow to special interests whose millions helped propel you to the Republican nomination.
Be the man who governed Massachusetts, and you’ll reunite America.”
The Orlando Sentinel
Another longtime left-leaning newspaper– the Orlando Sentinel — has also endorsed President Barack Obama’s Republican challenger. The Sentinel’s endorsement will have a greater impact, since it comes from one of the largest newspapers in the key swing state of Florida.
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.
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…
We reject the innuendo that some critics have heaped on the president. We don’t think he’s a business-hating socialist. We don’t think he’s intent on weakening the American military. We don’t think he’s unpatriotic. And, no, we don’t think he was born outside the United States.
But after reflecting on his four years in the White House, we also don’t think that he’s the best qualified candidate in this race.
We endorse Mitt Romney for president.
Have the cracks in the Dam finally broken. I think so. At least I hope that these Endorsements are the beginning of an overwhelming onslaught of common sense emanating from the Nation’s Press Corps.