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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Can someone tell me how the UE rate goes from 7.9 to 7 in just one month? I hope the independents dont fall for this crap.
    Where did you get that number from? Unemployment just went up from 7.8 to 7.9.
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    Here is a full list of papers endorsing Romney.

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    Sunday, Oct. 28
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette | Worcester, Mass.

    Romney for President

    As governor of Massachusetts, Mr. Romney balanced the state budget through a combination of closing tax loopholes, raising fees and cutting state spending. Critics are right when they charge that some of his actions as governor shifted the financial burden onto cities and towns, but the fact remains that Mr. Romney was willing and able to use his political capital to make hard choices in a state dominated by Democrats. Similarly difficult choices will face whoever occupies the White House next. We believe Mr. Romney is far more likely to make those choices. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Richmond Times-Dispatch | Richmond, Va.

    Prudent Change: Romney Promises Hope for Recovery

    Romney's plan to spur economic growth — a phrase that seems absent from the Obama vocabulary — offers a plausible and pragmatic path to a more energized private sector, the essential element in reviving a robust economy that builds jobs, raises individual incomes, rewards innovation and halts the suicidal expansion of public debt. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Quad City Times | Davenport, Iowa

    Our Presidential Endorsement: Ready for Change

    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. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Press-Enterprise | Riverside, Calif.

    1 for President

    Romney’s fundamental priority is to get the economy growing and creating jobs again. And his record shows a proclivity for the job: The former head of Bain Capital, a venture capital company that helped build such companies as Staples and Sports Authority, understands how to help small business thrive, lifting the broader economy — an understanding that is lamentably missing in the White House today. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Oklahoman | Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoman Endorsement: Mitt Romney is the Best Choice for America

    Romney is demonized as being a son of privilege. Yet the man Romney has become is of his own making. His decency is his own. His leadership qualities are his own. His management skills are his own. He built those! And he can rebuild the U.S. economy. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Naples Daily News | Naples, Fla.

    Editorial: President of the United States

    Our own community has a clear-cut stake in all of this. New home construction and sales — the bedrock of the economy in our region as well as Florida as a whole — was one of the first industries to go into the abyss. We believe Southwest Florida and the rest of the state can lead the way out of this recession, especially with Romney and new economic advisers who are battle-tested in business at the helm. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Green Bay Press-Gazette | Green Bay, Wis.

    Press-Gazette Endorsement: We Recommend Romney for President

    Romney’s five-point jobs proposal looks to strengthen the middle class by creating 12 million jobs in his first term. Romney aims to reach this ambitious goal by achieving energy independence by 2020, expanding trade, improving education, cutting the deficit and helping small businesses. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Gazette | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Gazette Endorsement for President: Romney

    The ever-changing account of how his administration has responded to and explained — or hasn’t — the assassination of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya is raising troublesome doubts about the chain of command and whether there’s been a cover-up. | Read Full Endorsement »



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    Daily Herald | Chicago

    Endorsement: The Case for Mitt Romney for President

    But ultimately, we endorse Romney because he, unlike Obama, understands that jobs are a creation of business, not of government. And that to encourage job growth, we need policies that incent business to grow and provide it with a stable environment for that growth. In the end, we need moderation, not ideology, to facilitate an economic recovery. It is the central issue that affects us all. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008




    Courier Times | Levittown, Pa.

    Romney Will Spur Confidence to Boost the Economy

    In contrast, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a record of bipartisan success. During his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, with Democrats firmly in control of the state Legislature, Romney produced landmark health care reform that earned bipartisan support and stands as a model for the nation. Bringing that mindset to Washington and breaking the stalemate there could go a long way toward resolving critical issues that threaten our nation’s future. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008





    Saturday, Oct. 27
    Los Angeles Daily News | Los Angeles

    Editorial: Elect Mitt Romney President

    The mere fact that Obama finds himself in a neck-and-neck race speaks to the disappointment he has inspired in many one-time believers. Even if he ekes out a victory, as the public-opinion polls suggest, he will be the first president in 180 years to be elected to a second term with a lower percentage of the popular vote than he received the first time around. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Forum | Fargo, N.D.

    Forum Editorial: Romney for Future of Nation

    Obama promised a “post-partisan” presidency. While he faced a hostile Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, he did little to moderate the hostility. He failed to build relationships and alliances with key Democrats in Congress. He tried to ram his agenda down their throats without the consultation even Democrats demand of their president. When he was successful with his signature accomplishment – the byzantine Affordable Care Act – his support in the country eroded. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Florida Today | Melbourne, Fla.

    We Recommend Mitt Romney for President

    On budget matters, Romney has touted ideas from the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission on deficit reduction that Obama appointed but never embraced. Running mate Paul Ryan’s signature plan for balanced budgets calls for sustaining spending on defense, space and science. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Des Moines Register | Des Moines

    Mitt Romney Offers a Fresh Economic Vision

    Romney can break the gridlock and help the recovery, but he should not squander consensus-building opportunity if he gets it. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Daily Press | Newport News, Va.

    Editorial: Time to Change Course

    Mr. Obama's lack of understanding of how a free market works, coupled with his discounting of individual initiative (such as his "You didn't build that" scolding to private business in Roanoke) further damaged America's economy and the very middle class Mr. Obama championed. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati

    Enquirer Presidential Endorsement: Mitt Romney

    The best indicator of how Romney would lead is his record as governor. There we have evidence of a Romney who governs more moderately than he was forced to campaign in the long runup to the presidential election. | Read Full Endorsement »





    Friday, Oct. 26
    South Florida Sun Sentinel | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney for President

    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. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Press-Telegram | Long Beach, Calif.

    Mitt Romney for President

    As president, Romney would not be restrained by foolish consistency. He would be expected to do the right thing no matter where the solutions originate. This is the most precious trait an officeholder can have in this era of corrosive hyperpartisanship. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Pensacola News Journal | Pensacola, Fla.

    We Recommend: Mitt Romney for President

    However, Obama failed to adequately address the rising national debt that will cripple future generations. He has not pushed the approval submitted two years ago by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also known as the Simpson-Bowles plan, that called for higher taxes to bring the debt under control. Congress also has failed to take the debt seriously, instead passing the buck, or in this case, $16 trillion of them. | Read Full Endorsement »



    Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008


    Florida Times-Union | Jacksonville, Fla.

    Times-Union Endorsement: Romney's Turnaround Skills Are Right for America

    Obama, as illustrated by his performance in the debates, seems out of fresh ideas. He seems incapable of crossing the partisan divide in Washington. If Obama is elected, the likely outcome is four more years of gridlock. The nation can’t stand anymore of it; the issues are too great. | Read Full Endorsement »
    Did not offer endorsement in 2008





    Thursday, Oct. 25
    New York Post | New York City, N.Y.

    For America's Future, The Post Endorses Mitt Romney for President

    Scrape it down to bedrock, and Mitt Romney knows that there is but one issue in this campaign: America’s woeful economy, and the demonstrated inability of President Obama to cope with it. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Detroit News | Detroit

    Editorial: Mitt Romney for President

    Hope and change are still what Americans are seeking. This time, Republican challenger and Michigan native Mitt Romney offers the best hope of changing the nation's fate. | Read Full Endorsement »



    Wednesday, Oct. 24
    Grand Rapids Press | Grand Rapids, Mich.

    Mitt Romney's Experience and Leadership Can Rebuild America's Economy

    Mitt Romney will never electrify an audience with soaring oratory. He might not stir deep passions. But we believe he brings competence to go with confidence that comes with a record of leadership that our country desperately needs, especially in terms of our economy. | Read Full Endorsement »





    Tuesday, Oct. 23
    Boston Herald | Boston

    Romney’s The One

    This nation desperately needs the kind of leadership on the economy that Mitt Romney can provide — that is based on sound principles of flattening out tax rates so that the overburdened middle class can keep more of what they earn and small businesses can grow, providing a much-needed job boost. | Read Full Endorsement »

    Sunday, Oct. 21
    Tampa Tribune | Tampa, Fla.

    Mitt Romney for President

    President Obama may have good intentions, but he is simply taking the nation in the wrong direction. Seasoned executive Romney would come to office ready to put the country on the course to more freedom and prosperity. |
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    Spokesman-Review | Spokane, Wash.

    Editorial: Romney Has Better Shot at Solving Nation’s Crisis

    We believe Mitt Romney could bring a fresh approach unburdened by recriminations. He has extensive management and leadership experience, and worked with the opposite party as Massachusetts governor. The nation needs that Romney, not the one who pandered to the tea party wing of the Republican Party to secure the nomination. If elected, he needs to take on that faction with the same resolve he’s shown challenging Obama. | Read Full Endorsement »


    New Hampshire Union Leader | Manchester, N.H.

    Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy

    Obama had four years — half of them with a Democratic majority in Congress — to try his way. Romney offers a better way, a realistic way, to restore American prosperity. We tried the fantasy. It did not work. Now it is time to stop dreaming and start growing again. | Read Full Endorsement »

    Columbus Dispatch | Columbus, Ohio

    For President

    After nearly four years of economic stagnation, massive unemployment, record-setting debt and government intrusions into the economy that have paralyzed the private sector, the United States needs a new direction. For this reason, The Dispatch urges voters to choose Republican Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election. |
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    Saturday, Oct. 20
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Pittsburgh

    Mitt Romney for President

    Mitt Romney offers a seasoned, strategic and mature public policy mind so sorely needed in the White House and so necessary to enable our great nation and its people to excel. It’s time to begin restoring America. It’s time to elect Mitt Romney as president of the United States. | Read Full Endorsement »


    Lowell Sun | Lowell, Mass.

    Mitt Romney for President

    There is no need to retrench from the ideal of American exceptionalism either at home or on the world stage, says Romney. We are an exceptional people, he says, and we must demand exceptional leadership. In The Sun's view, that's where America has fallen off track these past four years. America trusted a "hope and change" candidate, it didn't work, and we're suffering the consequences. Now we've got a tested leader with a proven track record standing before us - Mitt Romney - and it's his time to inspire Americans to greatness. It's Romney's time to bring us together in a single purpose that embraces fairness, self-reliance, responsibility, rugged individualism, entrepreneurial spirit and unlimited success. | Read Full Endorsement »


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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Where did you get that number from? Unemployment just went up from 7.8 to 7.9.
    Sorry about that I read on a couple of sites that it was dropping to 7 lol.

    But they are spinning 7.9 as a good sign, I wished i lived in that world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Sorry about that I read on a couple of sites that it was dropping to 7 lol.

    But they are spinning 7.9 as a good sign, I wished i lived in that world.
    Yeah, our economic recover is so strong, higher numbers mean good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Here is a full list of papers endorsing Romney.

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    Romney for president
    Copyright 2012: Houston Chronicle | Sunday, October 21, 2012 | Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:53am

    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. As Texans, it is a particular vexation that this president's attitude toward the interests of our state has occasionally bordered on contempt, particularly in decisions relating to the NASA budget and the energy sector. The hurtful symbol of this attitude of insensitivity to Texans' feelings was the administration's choice to deny Space City's bid to become home to one of the retired space shuttles.

    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. And so we endorse the Republican team, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, in the belief that they can do better by Texas and the nation.
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