What Follows Are Excerpts from Presidential Endorsements by Newspapers around Th

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What Follows Are Excerpts from Presidential Endorsements by Newspapers around Th


What follows are excerpts from presidential endorsements by newspapers around the nation. You can find the links to the full editorials online at dailyherald.com/discuss.

Chicago Tribune

Four years ago, when we endorsed Obamas run for the White House, we said he would act with decisiveness and intellectual rigor. Ironically he has shown those attributes most where Americans might have expected them least. ...

Bolstered by his steadiness in office, cognizant of the vast unfinished business before him, we endorse the re-election of Barack Obama.

Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel

While the nations 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 Mitt Romney in this race.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Today, we recommend President Obamas re-election. He has led the nation back from the brink of depression. Ohio in particular has benefited from his bold decision to revive the domestic auto industry. Because of his determination to fulfill a decades-old dream of Democrats, 30 million more Americans will soon have health insurance. His Race to the Top initiative seeded many of the education reforms embodied in Clevelands Transformation Plan. He ended the war in Iraq and refocused the battle to disrupt al-Qaida and its terrorist allies. ...

And yet our endorsement this year comes with less enthusiasm or optimism.

Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune

It was Romneys singular role in rescuing Utahs organization of the 2002 Olympics from a cesspool of scandal, and his oversight of the most successful Winter Games on record, that make him the Beehive States favorite adopted son. …

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