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

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

Foster’s Daily Democrat (NH)
October 24, 2021

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, 2021

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.
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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Gov Mitt Romney Praises President Reagan: A Legacy of Optimism, Strength (USA Today)

President Ronald Reagan would have been 100 years old on February 6, 2011. With news of a historic, year long, soon-to-begin Centennial Celebration being planned by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, son Ron Reagan’s new book, My Father at 100, revealing his controversial opinion that president Reagan had Alzheimer’s disease while in office, son Michael Reagan’s countering that the issue of his father’s health should not tarnish his legacy, and the announcement of the first GOP presidential debate to be held at the Ronald Reagan Library this spring, President Reagan has certainly been in the national spotlight as of late. Even President Obama, in his not-so-subtle slide to the center, wrote about Reagan’s ‘Morning in America’ attitude and his transformational presidency.

This morning, in USA Today, Governor Mitt Romney writes of President Reagan’s legacy of optimism and strength:

An “amiable dunce” is what Washington super-lawyer Clark Clifford once called President Reagan.

That was the conventional wisdom among liberals back then. But opinions, at least in some important quarters, have shifted. Campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama paid tribute to our 40th president’s remarkable achievements. Ronald Reagan, he said, “changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, that Bill Clinton did not.” He put “us on a fundamentally different path.”

I agree with President Obama. Ronald Reagan was a transformative president.

America entered the Reagan era as one kind of country and exited it another. His mixture of extraordinary personal and political qualities made it possible. One must begin with his sunny disposition: cheerful conservatism in flesh and blood. The Gipper’s irrepressible high spirits tapped into something deeply rooted in the country: optimism, faith in America itself.

Reagan came to occupy the White House in a moment of national crisis, not altogether dissimilar from the one we face today. broad, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan had brought the Cold War to the boiling point. Islamic radicals in Iran humiliated our country in a 444-day hostage drama.
At home, the misery index — the sum total of unemployment and inflation — had reached a post-war high. Jimmy Carter, shivering in the under-heated White House, was complaining about American “malaise.”

Reagan would have none of this. His policies, foreign and domestic, reflected his optimistic spirit. He confronted the Kremlin frontally. He initiated a military buildup that outmatched the USSR, challenged it in Afghanistan, and launched the Strategic Defense Initiative that is now vital to our defense.

Governor Romney then proceeds to underscore President Reagan’s indomitable, positive approach to solving America’s formidable foreign and domestic challenges with strength and forthrightness.

Reagan would have none of this. His policies, foreign and domestic, reflected his optimistic spirit. He confronted the Kremlin frontally. He initiated a military buildup that outmatched the USSR, challenged it in Afghanistan, and launched the Strategic Defense Initiative that is now vital to our defense.

Here at home, Reagan saw a federal government that had become, like a diseased heart, enlarged and sclerotic. Paving a path trod today by the Tea Party, he sharply cut taxes to restore economic growth. He took painful measures to rein in double-digit inflation. He fought to cut federal spending. He sought to restore our Founding Fathers’ vision of American greatness and limited government.

Read entire article here.

Anyone familiar with Governor Romney knows he has frequently spoken and written about our nation’s current woes with similar optimism. In his book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney provides in-depth analysis on economic and security threats from foreign nations, why America’s national advantages have eroded, and outlines how fresh, creative, bold ideas will strengthen America and preserve our global leadership.

As some did with President Reagan, some underestimate Gov Romney. As the Centennial Celebration unfolds this year, along with an almost 99% certainty of a Romney candidacy for president, we’ll have plenty of opportunity to celebrate our 40th President and to promote and enjoy the man who impeccably exemplifies Reagan’s ideals and unwavering optimism, who has the knowledge and strength of experience to assure us that it can be ‘morning in America’ again… Mitt Romney.

1//11/01 - Tournament of Roses Parade (Pasadena, CA) awards 'Best Depiction of Life in U.S. Past, Present, or Future' to float depicting Ronald Reagan's life.

The commemorative Ronald Reagan float was 55 feet long and 26 feet high. It featured 11 larger-than-life photos of ‘iconic’ moments in his life that were made of rice and poppy seeds. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan helped select the photos. NOTE: CLICK ON IMAGE TO MAKE LARGER

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