Newspaper Endorsements Pour In for Romney/Ryan: NH, MA, WV, TX, MI, VA, NY, D.C.

Photo – Al Behrman / AP

Like a waterfall, newspaper editorial board endorsements for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan continue to pour in…

Foster’s Daily Democrat (NH)
Editorial
October 24, 2012

http://goo.gl/9AhMb

It’s Now Time To Decide

If you had already made up your mind going into Monday night’s presidential debate, nothing said probably changed your mind. But for those who were undecided, there certainly was some food for thought.

But what was lacking on the part of the president was a vision for the future and credibility based on the past. The current commander in chief repeatedly accused Romney of reaching back into history for failed policies of the past both home and abroad. The president summoned images of President Herbert Hoover and others which history has deemed failures. In doing so, Obama tried to gloss over his own history of failed promises — on unemployment, on balancing the budget, cutting the deficit and — as we believe — earning the respect of our overseas allies.

Admittedly, Obama’s failures center mostly around domestic policy — Romney’s strength. But as Romney pointed out Monday night, in order to be strong and respected on the international stage, the United States must be strong economically.

As readers know, there is no doubt on the part of the editorial board here at Foster’s Daily Democrat new leadership is needed from the White House. We believe all three debates — but especially the first — support that notion. We believe that, on balance, the debates have shown Mitt Romney to be the more capable and with a vision for the future — a vision President Obama has failed to offer.

On Nov. 6, we urge voters to give Mitt Romney a chance to offer the nation real hope and change.



Boston Herald
Editorial Staff
October 23, 2012

http://www.bostonherald.com

Romney’s The One

Four years ago the voters put their faith in a man who offered vague promises of hope and change at a time when any change looked like a good idea and hope was in short supply.

What this nation got in Barack Obama was a president who used an economic crisis to further his redistributionist agenda — and, not surprisingly, failed miserably at restoring American prosperity. Oh, he brought change all right — to a government-knows-best philosophy that has given us four years of high unemployment, higher gas prices, a $16 trillion deficit, and a job-killing regulatory environment.
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Enough! This isn’t the kind of change anyone can believe in.

The other simple fact is that in Mitt Romney voters have not merely a safe and steady alternative but a proven leader and an extraordinarily skilled expert in the art of the economic turnaround.

He did that all over again for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

What Romney knows at the core of his being is that sometimes government must step aside and sometimes it must lead.

Last night the nation saw a man who in the area of foreign policy is prepared to lead, who knows that for the United States to remain safe it must reclaim its place on the world stage.

During the last four years the world has become a more dangerous place. We can’t afford four more years of a leadership vacuum.

Not when in Mitt Romney voters have the choice of a strong, smart hand on the helm, a decent, caring man, who lives his faith, who loves his country and would serve it well. For all of those reasons, the Boston Herald is pleased to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

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Anyone-But-Romney Force Reveals Political Bankruptcy / Mitt, Paul Ryan, & Milwaukee

Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) take a break from campaigning to grab a bite to eat at Culver's restaurant in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. 4/1/12
(Photo/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Romney/Ryan team continued yesterday taking their timely message to Wisconsinites. They were invited to hold a town hall meeting at Moore Oil Company in Milwaukee. Here’s video of The Gov and Congressman Ryan:

Later in the day, at the same venue, Romney and Ryan were interviewed by FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren:



We’re at a halfway point…

Today’s elections in Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C. mark the halfway point in the race for delegates. Yesterday, Governor Romney picked up three more delegates… Coincidentally, he’s now halfway to clinching the GOP nomination:

The former Massachusetts governor inched up to 572 delegates on Monday _ exactly half the 1,144 needed _ after the Tennessee Republican Party finalized delegate totals from its March 6 primary. Results in several congressional districts were too close to call on election night, leaving three delegates unallocated.

Romney got all three delegates. He also picked up an endorsement from a New Hampshire delegate who had been awarded to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman dropped out of the race in January and endorsed Romney.
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According to the Associated Press tally, Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum. Santorum has 272 delegates, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 135 and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 51.

Romney has won 54 percent of the primary and caucus delegates so far, putting him on pace to clinch the nomination in June. Romney could substantially add to his lead Tuesday, when 95 delegates will be at stake in three primaries, in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Current reality:

Santorum, who has won 27 percent of the primary and caucus delegates so far, would need 74 percent of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination before the national convention. Gingrich would need 86 percent and Paul would have to win nearly all of them, which won’t happen because most states award delegates proportionally.

Anyone but Romney? Martin Sieff (FOX News Opinion) wrote yesterday that he is “sick of Santorum:

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Photos: Bowling with Mitt Romney and Scott Brown

I was not aware that Senator Scott Brown was going to be at the ‘Bowling w/ Mitt’ event, so that was a pleasant surprise. When I arrived (about 30 minutes late), even though Governor Romney was speaking passionately and had raised the volume of his voice so the crowd could hear him, I was boxed out of the crowd and could not hear what he was saying. A few minutes later, he introduced Senator Brown who also took a few minutes to speak. Approx 110 in attendance – a lot of people to fit in the small area that was reserved. I believe they expected a couple dozen less than that.

The bowling alley was dark, so it was a challenge to get good pictures with the slow shutter speed. Still, we have a few interesting shots.


Mitt Romney and Scott Brown Bowling

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~Nate G.

Addendum: Before the fundraiser Romney also stopped by the grounds at CPAC and said hi to the volunteers. Twitpic here. Story from Ambinder here.

UPDATE from Rebel Ross ~

Firsthand Account(s) of the 9-12 March on DC

Before I get to the actual point of this post I want to bring something to your attention that makes me irate. Here is a quote from a FOX News article (this was also reported by ABC):

The White House on Friday claimed it was unaware of the planned rally.

“I don’t know who the group is,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters with a shrug.

This response from Mr. Gibbs can only mean one of two things: A) This administration is unfit to lead because they are completely oblivious to what is going on in the country, OR B) This administration is unfit to lead the country because they are lying through their teeth.

Frankly, I am going with C) BOTH. The nerve they have to feign ignorance of the event bothers me to no end, and only ramps up my efforts to see them booted in 2012.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program…

The narrative below is from my mother-in-law, Linda, who lives near DC and was able to attend yesterday’s march. She also sent many interesting pictures to us. I think these two that I’ve included best show the magnitude of this event.

Front view from where they were standing

Front view from where they were standing

Rear view from where they were standing

Rear view from where they were standing

Linda’s description of the event:

Today was the 9-12 March on DC. I have to say that it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life! There were reportedly up to 1 million people there and I cannot tell you how exhilarating it was to be surrounded by so many patriotic Americans. There were more than 450 busloads from all over the country. I spoke to people from Hawaii to Alaska, from Texas to Georgia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, California – all of whom had traveled at their own expense and great personal sacrifice to be there today.
I have traveled to DC many times during the peak of rush hour and for special events like the the 4th of July, where millions have gathered, but never have I seen traffic like today. After waiting at the Metro platform while several trains passed that were packed to the brim, we finally had to ride the Metro out from the city to the end of the line, just to get on and travel back in.

Tears came to my eyes as we stepped off the Metro and rounded the corner. We thought we had a 6 block walk to get to the events, but the crowd was so huge that it filled the streets to overflowing all the way back to where we were. And we watched as the crowds kept coming and kept coming. From every direction, by bus, on foot, by 50′s by the 100′s- shoulder to shoulder pressing towards Freedom Plaza.
When we finally got down to Pennsylvania avenue to join the river of people already there, it took my breath away. As far as the eye could see in every direction there were flags, people, signs, moms and dads, old and young, cowboys from Texas, people wearing leis from Hawaii. The feeling was over whelming as we sang God Bless America and shouted FREEDOM! Just like the wave in a football stadium, cries would start at the back of the March and move forward the 6-8 blocks through the crowd, growing in intensity and echoing off of the tall buildings.

When we finally arrived at the Capitol, the view from a flag pole revealed an ocean of humanity, flags, and signs with the majestic white marble buildings all around us. The feeling of patriotism was palpable. We listened to several great speakers, cheering in all the right places. You haven’t heard cheering until you’ve heard a million patriotic Americans pledge their lives and sacred honor to the defense of their constitution.

There were hundreds of different T-shirts – 912 groups, tea party groups, freedom works groups from all over the country. The signs were some of the best I’ve seen. My favorite – Take Pelosis’s plane away – she can use her broom!

Despite the huge crowds, everyone was polite, considerate, and genuinely nice. There was no trash whatsoever (in sharp contrast to the filth and destruction left behind by the crowds on inauguration day)

This day will go down in American history as the day the American people woke up.

If this first account tickled your fancy, you may be interested to read this more detailed one from someone who was also in Linda’s party:
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