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ODonnell slams Des Moines Register endorsement of Mitt as magical thinking
Sarah Muller, @digimuller
11:32 pm on 10/30/2012
MSNBCs Lawrence ODonnell accused The Des Moines Register of adopting Mitt Romneys magical thinking by endorsing the Republican candidate for president.
In the Rewrite segment on Tuesdays edition of The Last Word, he called their decision one of the most embarrassing endorsements in the history of that newspaper.
His bone to pick with the Iowa papers editorial board revolved around how they argued the case for Romney, not their specific choice of candidate. Its not because they chose Romney, ODonnell said. Not because they chose a Republican, but because they gave absolutely no rational reason for it.
The Register justified its entire endorsement on the basis of consumer confidence.
The op-ed mains rationale for Romney: Consumers must feel more confident about their own economic futures to begin spending on the products and services that power the economy. A renewed sense of confidence will spark renewed investment by American companies. Industry will return to full production and hiring will begin again.