New York’s Daily News – a paper that endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 – says Governor Mitt Romney is the choice for 2012.
Citing promises of hope unfulfilled, a record of miscalculations and missed opportunities, a total disregard for bipartisanship, and a commitment to the “presidential imperative of the times” – to energize the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America – the paper’s editorial board said they were “compelled” to stand with Mitt Romney.
See that one coming?
I sure didn’t.
Read the full endorsement here…
A few highlights…
“The hopes of those days went unfulfilled.”
“The regrettable truth is that Obama built a record of miscalculations and missed opportunities.
First came emergency economic stimulus. Because Obama gave free rein to House and Senate Democrats in deciding how to spend $800 billion, the legislation was heavily designed to satisfy the party’s constituencies and hunger for social programs, and inadequately weighted toward job-multiplier projects like building and repairing bridges and railroads — including subways.
After originally projecting that the program would produce 4 million more jobs than the country now has, along with a 5% jobless rate, Obama pleads that he saved Americans from more dire straits.
Next came Obamacare. While the country bled jobs, the President battled to establish universal health insurance — without first restraining soaring medical bills. Then he pushed one of the largest social programs in U.S. history through a Democratic-controlled Congress without a single Republican vote.
R.I.P. and never to be resurrected — Obama’s promised bipartisanship.”
Offering a rosy vision of a country already on the rise, Obama argues that he would lead a resurgence by staying the course. He posits that spending in areas such as education and clean energy would be beneficial, and he sees raising taxes on high-income earners as key to “balanced” deficit reduction. Each on its own is attractive, but the whole comes up short.
The presidential imperative of the times is to energize the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America.
So The News is compelled to stand with Romney.”