Des Moines Register Endorses Romney...

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    The Register endorsement: Mitt Romney offers a fresh economic vision


    Ten months ago this newspaper endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president. An overarching consideration was which of the party’s candidates could we see occupying the White House, and there was no question that Romney was qualified for the job.

    Now, in the closing days of the general election campaign, the question is which of the two contenders deserves to be the next president of the United States.

    Both President Barack Obama and Governor Romney are superbly qualified. Both are graduates of the Harvard University Law School who have distinguished themselves in government, in public service and in private life. Both are devoted husbands and fathers.

    American voters are deeply divided about this race. The Register’s editorial board, as it should, had a vigorous debate over this endorsement. Our discussion repeatedly circled back to the nation’s single most important challenge: pulling the economy out of the doldrums, getting more Americans back in the workforce in meaningful jobs with promising futures, and getting the federal government on a track to balance the budget in a bipartisan manner that the country demands.

    Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate.

    The former governor and business executive has a strong record of achievement in both the private and the public sectors. He was an accomplished governor in a liberal state. He founded and ran a successful business that turned around failing companies. He successfully managed the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

    Romney has made rebuilding the economy his No. 1 campaign priority — and rightly so.

    The nation has struggled to recover from recession for the past 40 months. Still, the economy is growing at an unacceptably anemic rate of around 2 percent a year and could slip back into recession depending on what happens in the European Union and China...

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    It annoys me that the media in Iowa doesn't portray what the state more or less is. Independent and a huge third party supporter state. Unfortunately it's still more of a Ron Paul state rather than a Gary Johnson... But...
     
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    This one did kind of surprise me. I thought they would go with Obama again.
     
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    Obviously a bunch of racists!
     
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    Of course. ;)
     
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    I think we should impeach the next president in the next two years if they don't balance the books. Rather than four.
     
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    I hear ya, but it's not an Impeachable offense.
     

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