Iowa's Largest Newspapers ALL Endorse Romney

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Common sense overtakes Iowa.

    There appears to be immense “lost faith” between six major Iowa newspapers and President Obama in the final days before the 2012 election. On Sunday The Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and Quad City Times and the Sioux City Journal all endorsed the Republican candidate. In 2008, Romney was endorsed only by The Fort Dodge Messenger and Omaha World Herald. The final tally means Romney has now secured an unprecedented sweep of endorsements from the six largest papers in the crucial swing-state.

    The accomplishment is unprecedented for many reasons. For one, it’s the first time all the papers have collectively endorsed the same candidate in over 70 years. Four years ago, candidate Obama received warm endorsements from three of the newspapers, and Romney is the first Republican to be endorsed by the Register in 40 years.
  2. hughb


    I don't know of one person, (here in San Diego CA), who reads a newspaper anymore. I recently re-started a WSJ subscription, but Iwill only be reading the Saturday paper. Even the older people have stopped their newspaper subscriptions.
  3. pspr


    Remember, we are talking about Iowa here. :D
  4. Will it make difference to the cultists though?For example, even if all the newspapers in the USA wrote editorials supporting Romney, AK will still vote for Obama.
  5. clacy


    People 60+ still read the newspaper regularly. I'm not sure if anyone looks to their local newspaper's editorial board for voting advice though.
  6. pspr


    Nothing will sway the IQ-47 crowd unless Obama were to show up at their door and beat the crap out of them.

    Those on the fence or easily swayed are the target and every little bit helps. Somebody must read those papers since they are still printing them.
  7. Iowa?

    Who fucking cares!
  8. pspr


    Obama begged the largest Iowa paper for it's endorsement.

    President Obama spent roughly half an hour last Tuesday on the phone with the Des Moines Register's publisher and editor, desperately trying to win the influential Iowa newspaper's endorsement for a second term.

    "You'll feel better when you give it," Obama told them, after touting what he said were four years of accomplishments, along with promises of strong economic growth should he get four more years.

    Three days later, the Register endorsed Mitt Romney — the first Republican the paper has backed in 40 years.

    Not only that, but the editors blasted Obama, saying his "best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short" and adding that "nothing indicates it would change with a second term."

    They didn't think Obama "would lead in the direction the nation must go." And they trashed Obama for hardening the partisan divide, which "hampered not only the economy, but the entire country."


    The paper also argued that the single most important issue facing the country was economic growth, and that Romney had the experience, the proven leadership ability and the right prescription to "unlock this nation's economic potential."
  9. Evidently obama you dumbass.