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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Mackinac Island, MI: Romney Arrives, Will Speak at Leadership Conf Tonight

Mitt and Ann Romney receive a warm welcome as they arrive at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Romney will speak tonight at the Republican Leadership Conference. 9/24/11 (AP photo/Carlos Osorio)

Mitt Romney is in Michigan this evening participating in the 29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference (September 23-25).

Since 1953, Michigan Republicans have gathered every two years at historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to discuss ideas, to learn how to articulate the Republican message and to interact with fellow Republicans from across the state—and the country. The Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference has become one of the premier republican events in the Midwest.


Governor Romney was in St. Ignace, Michigan earlier this morning and met with voters at the Driftwood Diner.

On his way to Mackinac Island, MI, Mitt Romney stopped to greet voters at the Driftwood Diner at St. Ignace, MI. 9/24/11

Quick TOUT video of Mitt on the way to the island:

From MySanAntonio.com


MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are the only two Republican presidential candidates who can afford to spend their time and money in states that aren’t first on the primary calendar.

That helps explain their appearances Saturday in Michigan, where GOP voters will have their say in 2012, but only after Iowa, New Hampshire and several other states that second-tier contenders must win to survive.

“It’s really about these two up here,” said Jase Bolger, the speaker of Michigan’s House of Representatives.
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For Romney, a Michigan native, the event was a homecoming. His father was governor and Romney, set to speak Saturday evening, spent summers on Mackinac as a child at the governor’s summer residence.

Support for Romney is really strong,” said Bolger, who endorsed the former Massachusetts governor last week and is one of more than two dozen state legislators backing Romney.

Romney held a meeting with those lawmakers as Perry was set to speak at a lunch a few floors below at the Grand Hotel, where there’s a string of photos of Romney’s father. One person arrived wearing a “Romney” button, from George Romney’s 1962 campaign for governor.
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The docks where the ferries arrive were decorated with several “Romney for President” signs and the island was packed with volunteers handing out campaign literature.

“We’re not taking anything for granted,” said Rob Macomber, Romney’s state director for Michigan. “But obviously there’s a lot of good will toward the Romneys here.”

Romney stopped by several different Mackinac venues and held a private function with state lawmakers. He was accompanied by his wife, Ann Romney, and several aides.

Perry’s debate performance had clearly heartened Romney’s associates.

“It’s going to happen this time,” Ann Romney told Republican National Committeeman Saul Anuzis on her way into the meeting with lawmakers. “Perry in the debate? Shocking,” she said.

(emphasis added) Read full article here.

Ann Romney was right…

Bill Kristol said one word regarding Perry’s debate performance…”YIKES!

► Jayde Wyatt

UPDATE: Mitt Romney Dominates Michigan Straw Poll on Mackinac Island!

Mitt Romney 51%
Rick Perry 17%
Herman Cain 9%
Ron Paul 8%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Rick Santorum 3%
Jon Huntsman 2%

Breaking News… Rep. Thaddeus McCotter OUT of Pres. Race, Endorses Mitt Romney

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI, 11th District) has dropped out of the presidential race. He has endorsed Mitt Romney. 9/22/11



BREAKING NEWS…



National Review Online is reporting that Congressman Thaddeus McCotter has dropped out of the GOP presidential race. He has endorsed Mitt Romney:

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter told The Detroit News this afternoon that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

McCotter says he will give his support to former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and will likely run again for the 11th District congressional seat he’s held since 2003.

(emphasis added)

UPDATE from USA Today:

McCotter, a Michigan Republican, told USA TODAY it became clear that he wasn’t going to be included in the debates – a fact that made mounting a national campaign difficult.

“We know the debates are validators,” he said.

McCotter said Romney’s business background played a large role in his decision to endorse him and that he thought the former Massachusetts governor was “the most electable candidate.”

Welcome to Team Romney, Rep. McCotter!

► Jayde Wyatt


More good news from Michigan
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Looks like Michigan’s early primary (February 28th) is almost official.

Just in case anyone doesn’t know why that’s good news, Romney Dominates in Michigan. Arizona is planning on voting on the same day as Michigan and Mitt Romney has picked up key support in SE Valley and leads the state of Arizona in polling as well.