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Forum Post: New York Daily News joins growing number of newspapers switching endorsement to Romney

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 4, 2012, 8:35 p.m. EST by Nowsmichigan (-310)
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One of New York’s most influential and traditionally Democratic media organizations pulled a stunner Sunday when it reversed its 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama to join the New York Post in endorsing Mitt Romney.

“Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world’s toughest job,” the endorsement in part states. “We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship. The hopes of those days went unfulfilled.”

The endorsement also ticks off a list of reasons for why the daily tabloid is backing Romney in 2012 – including smaller paychecks, fewer jobs and higher subway fares and gasoline prices.

“America’s heart, soul, brains and muscle -- the middle- and working-class people who make this nation great -- have been beset for too long by sapping economic decline,” the editorial continues. “So, too, (have) New York breadwinners and families.”

Beyond the rhetoric, the paper backs up its decision with a salvo of numbers after the 2008 financial crisis – including a 7.9 percent national jobless rate and nine million fewer jobs.

The paper also points out the hometown crowd, with some of the most well-educated and well-paid residents in the country not spared.

The median household income for a New York family dropped by $54 a week over that period, the paper also points out.

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[-] 4 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

No one cares. OWS is probably the worst forum you could come to to preach about Romney.

Romney is a warmonger, a liar, a hypocrite, and an asshole elitist.

[-] 0 points by Nowsmichigan (-310) 2 years ago

obama loves drones and also uses them on innocent people

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

which Romney supports and says he will continue the drone program if he were to win the election.

[-] 2 points by jph (2652) 2 years ago

yup,. no REAL choice is being offered. two corporate military bankster PR guys are the only options,. one is clearly worse but both are awful.

[-] -1 points by Nowsmichigan (-310) 2 years ago

they are both useless