Des Moines Register Endorses Romney, First Republican Endorsement in 40 Years

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    Oct 28, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    http://battlegroundwatch.com/2012/10/27/des-moines-register-endorses-romney-first-republican-since-1972/

    The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House.” [...]

    Barack Obama rocketed to the presidency from relative obscurity with a theme of hope and change. A different reality has marked his presidency. His record on the economy the past four years does not suggest he would lead in the direction the nation must go in the next four years.

    Voters should give Mitt Romney a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America — with the understanding that he would face the same assessment in four years if he does not succeed.
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    Oct 28, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidr years.

    Voters should give Mitt Romney a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America — with the understanding that he would face the same assessment in four years if he does not succeed.


    I think it's good they said this. Romney will need to move fast and decisively to get things done and show the American people that he means bring America back business. I have a feeling that IF Romney wins, that Republicans may win big across the board, maybe even take the Senate. If this happens it will help this gridlock thing that has paralyzed Washington for years.
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    Oct 28, 2012 5:52 AM GMT

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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 28, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    Webster, I believe those stats will be flipped with Romey 295 and Obama 242
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    Oct 28, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWebster, I believe those stats will be flipped with Romey 295 and Obama 242


    Do you also believe in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy? icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 28, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    riddler78 saidr years.

    Voters should give Mitt Romney a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America — with the understanding that he would face the same assessment in four years if he does not succeed.


    I think it's good they said this. Romney will need to move fast and decisively to get things done and show the American people that he means bring America back business. I have a feeling that IF Romney wins, that Republicans may win big across the board, maybe even take the Senate. If this happens it will help this gridlock thing that has paralyzed Washington for years.


    We had a chance with 8 years of the Republican nonsense with Bush and Cheney, and we can all see where it got us. Have they lost their minds, why would we want to do it again!
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    Oct 28, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    Koaa2 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    riddler78 saidr years.

    Voters should give Mitt Romney a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America — with the understanding that he would face the same assessment in four years if he does not succeed.


    I think it's good they said this. Romney will need to move fast and decisively to get things done and show the American people that he means bring America back business. I have a feeling that IF Romney wins, that Republicans may win big across the board, maybe even take the Senate. If this happens it will help this gridlock thing that has paralyzed Washington for years.


    We had a chance with 8 years of the Republican nonsense with Bush and Cheney, and we can all see where it got us. Have they lost their minds, why would we want to do it again!


    It got you 4 years of even worse Democratic nonsense. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 28, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWebster, I believe those stats will be flipped with Romey 295 and Obama 242


    Do you also believe in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy? icon_lol.gif


    Well, clearly the tooth fairy has no need to visit me anymore, but I leave cookies for Santa every year and he's always good to me. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 28, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    Koaa2 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    riddler78 saidr years.

    Voters should give Mitt Romney a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America — with the understanding that he would face the same assessment in four years if he does not succeed.


    I think it's good they said this. Romney will need to move fast and decisively to get things done and show the American people that he means bring America back business. I have a feeling that IF Romney wins, that Republicans may win big across the board, maybe even take the Senate. If this happens it will help this gridlock thing that has paralyzed Washington for years.


    We had a chance with 8 years of the Republican nonsense with Bush and Cheney, and we can all see where it got us. Have they lost their minds, why would we want to do it again!


    The longest uninterrupted period of GDP growth and job growth in American history. That's where it got us.
  • MusclFurPeX

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    Oct 28, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    Riddler, How many times has the Des Moines Register been correct in the last 40 years?


    Only 58% of R-money's supporters actually support him.....36% say they are voting for R-money in order to vote against President Obama.....DANGEROUS!
    This is why I have said that if Willard is elected he will be one of the least popular President's in history!
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    MusclFurPeX saidRiddler, How many times has the Des Moines Register been correct in the last 40 years?


    Well, you can count how many Republican Presidents there've been - they've supported the Democrats in the last 40 years. Am sure you can do the math... oh.... nvm.
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    All four major Iowa papers have endorsed Romney:
    https://twitter.com/thegarance/status/262587898099027968
  • thadjock

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    Oct 28, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    yeah the republicans have really embraced all the cutting edge media technology:

    AM radio

    Printing presses

    early voting republican style
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    it's no wonder they're trying to take us back to the cold war/leave it to beaver/white america 50s.
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    MusclFurPeX saidRiddler, How many times has the Des Moines Register been correct in the last 40 years?


    Only 58% of R-money's supporters actually support him.....36% say they are voting for R-money in order to vote against President Obama.....DANGEROUS!
    This is why I have said that if Willard is elected he will be one of the least popular President's in history!


    Given Obama's current job approval rating (a stellar 48%), if HE wins, HE will win your little contest for being the least popular President in history.
  • thadjock

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    Oct 28, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    BornJuly4th said<
    Given Obama's current job approval rating (a stellar 48%), if HE wins, HE will win your little contest for being the least popular President in history.


    not even close

    fuck, you guys really do refuse to admit that this guy ever existed dont' u?
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/politics/campaign/19campaign.html?_r=0

    and W's final job approval rating was 22%
    http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500160_162-4728399.html

    and then there's this:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-george-w-bush-poll-popularity-favorability-2012-9

    Why isn't "W" campaigning for Romney?
  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 28, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    BornJuly4th said
    MusclFurPeX saidRiddler, How many times has the Des Moines Register been correct in the last 40 years?


    Only 58% of R-money's supporters actually support him.....36% say they are voting for R-money in order to vote against President Obama.....DANGEROUS!
    This is why I have said that if Willard is elected he will be one of the least popular President's in history!


    Given Obama's current job approval rating (a stellar 48%), if HE wins, HE will win your little contest for being the least popular President in history.


    Bush's final job approval rating was 22%.

    So that means you are a liar. Given that you're a Republican, this is hardly surprising.
  • thadjock

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    Oct 28, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/david-brooks-calls-romney-the-least-popular-candidate-in-history-82087/

    and that's from a conservative republican columnist
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    Nov 01, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
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    BornJuly4th said
    MusclFurPeX saidRiddler, How many times has the Des Moines Register been correct in the last 40 years?


    Only 58% of R-money's supporters actually support him.....36% say they are voting for R-money in order to vote against President Obama.....DANGEROUS!
    This is why I have said that if Willard is elected he will be one of the least popular President's in history!


    Given Obama's current job approval rating (a stellar 48%), if HE wins, HE will win your little contest for being the least popular President in history.


    Bush's final job approval rating was 22%.

    So that means you are a liar. Given that you're a Republican, this is hardly surprising.


    No, it makes you misinformed. When George W was running for re-election, as Obama is seeking to do now, his job approval rating was 53%. His average job approval rating over his first term was 62%, putting him well over Barry's.

    So, you're either a liar or ignorant. But since you're a Democrat, your ignorance is not only hardly surprising, it's expected.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 02, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Newspaper endorsements don't mean as much as years ago... and I think this one won't carry much credibility... maybe more if there were a credible candidate.

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  • MusclFurPeX

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    Nov 02, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    President Obama leadsin IOWA by 4-6% so it looks as though no one pays much attention to newpaper endorsements for president
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    Nov 02, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    thadjock saidhttp://www.christianpost.com/news/david-brooks-calls-romney-the-least-popular-candidate-in-history-82087/

    and that's from a conservative republican columnist



    I seem to remember similar things said about a candidate who, like Romney, ran in the presidential election 4 years prior and lost in the primaries. He was considered by many "a joke", "not fit for office", blah-blah-blah, but that Ronald Reagan sure showed them icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 02, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    MusclFurPeX saidPresident Obama leadsin IOWA by 4-6% so it looks as though no one pays much attention to newpaper endorsements for president


    Huh? 2% is now 4-6%? Only a liberal could make such a mathematical blunder.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/ia/iowa_romney_vs_obama-1922.html

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    Nov 02, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    DontQuoteMe said

    Huh? 2% is now 4-6%? Only a liberal could make such a mathematical blunder.



    We still know the opinion of a sock puppet counts for nothing.
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    Nov 02, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    DontQuoteMe said

    Huh? 2% is now 4-6%? Only a liberal could make such a mathematical blunder.



    We still know the opinion of a sock puppet counts for nothing.


    And less of a non citizen.