Many people might say that newspaper editorial board endorsements do not matter very much in the modern age, but still it is impressive that Barack Obama is gathering newspaper endorsements in places that are embarrassing to Mitt Romney.
The Tampa Bay Tribune, in the city where the Republican National Convention was held, endorsed Obama.
The Denver Post, in the city where the first Presidential debate was held, endorsed Obama.
The Salt Lake City Tribune, in the city and state of the Mormon establishment and the Mormon temple, turned against a person who is a leader of their faith, and endorsed Obama.
Additionally, it is quite apparent that other major newspapers, more significant than those mentioned above—including the NY Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times—will endorse Obama, and the Philadelphia Inquirer already has done so.
Sure, Mitt Romney has won some endorsements and will gain more, but it seems clear that the majority of newspapers, and the most prestigious and influential ones, will be backing Barack Obama.
Significant food for thought, one might say!
Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail again, has come up with a new term that can be used to describe Mitt Romney’s constant “flip flopping”–constant switches of view from moderate to right wing conservative to moderate, sometimes switching daily.
Obama’s joking term is “Romnesia”, that Romney “forgets” what his prior stands on every conceivable issue has been, although he is well aware of the deception he is practicing.
When Obama discusses Romney, he says that his “disease”, however, is covered under “ObamaCare”, as it is a “pre-existing condition”!
This causes a hearty laugh among the members of the audience, but, in reality, it is not a laughing matter, as those who plan to vote for Romney truly have no idea of what he truly believes, or who he is, as he has refused to discuss his religious beliefs in depth, his finances, and his vision for the future. Instead, he says to just trust him, but that is difficult because he does not engender confidence or commitment to any principles.
Instead, he is an unknown quantity, without any fundamental principles, asking us to gamble, and that is not something any rational person can think of doing, in the midst of economic recovery starting to accelerate.