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Our choice for America’s future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president
The New York Daily News ^ | 11/3/2012 | New York Daily News

Posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:37 PM PDT by NYRepublican72

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.

So, too, New York breadwinners and families.

~snip~

Revival of the U.S. as a land of opportunity and upward mobility is the central challenge facing the next President. The question for Americans: Who is more likely to accomplish the mission — Barack Obama or 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. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship.

The hopes of those days went unfulfilled.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; endorsements; newyork; ny2012; obama; romney; romney2012
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First Newsday and now the New York Daily News has shunned the Empty Chair President and gone with Romney in liberal New York. I am stunned.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:44 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72
Yes, I'm shocked, too. Very unexpected. I'm not sure if this changes anyone’s mind, but it can't hurt.
2 posted on 11/04/2012 12:06:41 AM PDT by Dave W
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To: NYRepublican72

Wow. The NY Post endorsed Mitt too, right?


3 posted on 11/04/2012 12:08:08 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Yes, complete with an empty chair and all. I love the Post.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 12:11:04 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

This has got to be wormwood and gall for them.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 12:11:21 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: NYRepublican72

If you knew how far-left the Des Moines Register is, that would’ve floored you...


6 posted on 11/04/2012 12:11:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: NYRepublican72; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW
The cover is.....

PREFECT ©

7 posted on 11/04/2012 12:13:47 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Duers are going to freak out again... 3 out of 4 NEW YORK CITY papers endorsed Mittens!!!!!


8 posted on 11/04/2012 12:16:17 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NYRepublican72
I was hoping that Daily News will endorse Romney. It is not a complete surprise to me, since Mort Zuckerman (Daily News owner and former Obama supporter) has become disillusioned with Obama.

Zuckerman made a U-Turn very quickly. Back in 2010 he called Obama administration is hostile toward business.

Obama's Anti-Business Policies Are Our Economic Katrina

I am probably more surprised about Long Island Newsday. Newsday has been as liberal as NY Times in the past.

9 posted on 11/04/2012 12:27:34 AM PDT by joe212
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To: GeronL

Is this the medias way of getting even with Barry for being his lapdog for 4 years?

Looks like they let Barry get in their pants and they didn’t even get a dinner. Question becomes, if Barry does win, will they still be his b*tch?


10 posted on 11/04/2012 12:29:31 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Media goes nuts in 2004 because Bush went to the dentist 20 years ago. Benghazi? Nothing.)
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To: NYRepublican72

OMG, this is monumental! Not that it will change minds, but because if this can happen, it means everyone but the dead enders is against Obama. For them to do this means Obama is toast, it doesn’t cause him to become toast.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 12:34:07 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: NYRepublican72

OMG, this is monumental! Not that it will change minds, but because if this can happen, it means everyone but the dead enders is against Obama. For them to do this means Obama is toast, it doesn’t cause him to become toast.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 12:34:21 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: GeronL

Is it 4 out of 5? (counting WSJ)


13 posted on 11/04/2012 12:36:21 AM PDT by mvonfr
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To: NYRepublican72

So, this is the score card of the endorsement game among the 100 biggest newspaper in the US. So far, 0bama received 38 endorsements, while Romney 32. However, there are 18 newspapers that endorsed him in 2008 but did not this year. So, out of the total 56 that endorsed him that year, more than 30% choose not to. Of those who decided not to endorse 0bama, 11 (or about 20%) went to Romney.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 1:13:27 AM PDT by paudio (5Bs: Bain, Big-bird, Binders, Bayonets, and... Bullshiter ! <= 0bama's campaign message)
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To: EQAndyBuzz; mvonfr

wow.

DU heads are popping like pimples


15 posted on 11/04/2012 1:22:16 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Valerie Jarrett just put the Post on her revenge list.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 1:26:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Wow. I’m surprised. I’m unsure how influential newspaper endorsements are today. But surely, every candidate prefers to get these endorsement. I’d like to see a total roll up of the endorsements and how many of them have changed from 2008 pro-Obama to 2012 pro-Romney.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 1:26:26 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Valerie Jarrett just put the Daily News on her revenge list.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 1:26:42 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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BTW- I am giving 296 Electoral Votes to Mitt Romney in my best guess.

Election Prediction: Victors of the Battleground Spoils
http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/11/election-prediction-victors-of.html


19 posted on 11/04/2012 1:28:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: paudio

Do you have a link to the summary of endorsements you provided or did you do the tally yourself?


20 posted on 11/04/2012 1:30:25 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: elhombrelibre
Sorry, I should have provided the link for the source. Endorsements.
21 posted on 11/04/2012 1:36:59 AM PDT by paudio (5Bs: Bain, Big-bird, Binders, Bayonets, and... Bullshiter ! <= 0bama's campaign message)
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To: NYRepublican72

22 posted on 11/04/2012 1:42:37 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NYRepublican72

These endorsements are interesting. If Mitt delivers what they hope he will in the next four years he should maintain their support as regards op-eds etc. Maybe help turn New York around in 2016?


23 posted on 11/04/2012 1:26:09 AM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: NYRepublican72
I love the Post.

Same here...it's come a long way from the liberal era of the Dorothy Schiff days decades ago. The headlines alone make the Post a good read:


24 posted on 11/04/2012 1:34:55 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
...Yesterday's front page was good...
25 posted on 11/04/2012 2:00:31 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

lol


26 posted on 11/04/2012 2:02:02 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NYRepublican72

Mort Zuckerman who owns the Daily News was gung-ho for Bronco Bamma four years ago. Reality bites.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 2:21:34 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: NYRepublican72

I’m stunned too. In the previous months the political coverage of the campaign by the ny daily news has been strictly pro obama and anti romney. I thought for sure they would be endorsing obama.


28 posted on 11/04/2012 2:56:37 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lowbridge

I’m stunned that after Bengazi that anyone would endorse and vote for zero - except for the cell phone screeching person and her ilk.


29 posted on 11/04/2012 3:44:46 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Mike Lupica just threw all of his toys out of the playpen.


30 posted on 11/04/2012 3:49:43 AM PST by relictele
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To: Aria
I’m stunned that after Bengazi that anyone would endorse and vote for zero - except for the cell phone screeching person and her ilk.

Imagine a conversation between the Obamaphone woman and Whoopi Goldberg. They have the same voice!

31 posted on 11/04/2012 3:50:17 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: NYRepublican72
I had not heard of the Newsday endorsement. The Daily Snooze endorsement is a surprise, but Newsday is a stunner. I guess they see the angry mobs crashing through their circulation numbers which are already way down. Newsday endorses R &R: all I can say is WoW!
32 posted on 11/04/2012 3:51:28 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: GeronL

Dude... the metaphors, man, the metaphors...


33 posted on 11/04/2012 3:58:35 AM PST by NVDave
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To: NYRepublican72

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.


I’ve heard so many newspapers and people say about the same thing. Maybe it shouldn’t, but it really amazes me that so many people go snoockered in the first place. Anyone looking at Obama objectively should have seen that he was all hype and, with a paper thin track record, almost no substance. Of course, it didn’t help that O was running against John McCain, who ranks up there with Bob Dole as one of the weakest Presidential candidates ever.


34 posted on 11/04/2012 4:07:16 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Miss Didi

As per your request...The Daily News comes on board :)


35 posted on 11/04/2012 4:10:16 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NYRepublican72

Now that you mention that “empty chair”, I can’t help but think Clint Eastwood set off a term for the GOP regarding Obama that put the Romney camp, and republican voters on the right track to defeating The Won.

He deserves a lot of credit this go ‘round.


36 posted on 11/04/2012 4:22:48 AM PST by dforest
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To: NYRepublican72

My bieber is also stuned!


37 posted on 11/04/2012 4:29:00 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: dforest; mickie; flaglady47
You mentioned Eastwood. I had a robo-call from him Friday urging a vote for Mitt. His voice was blanketing Florida. One of the few robo-calls I actually enjoyed, LOL.

He made my day !

Leni

38 posted on 11/04/2012 4:44:05 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: NYRepublican72

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THIS IS A VILE LIB PAPER.


39 posted on 11/04/2012 4:44:05 AM PST by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: NYRepublican72

I’m looking overhead now to see the pigs flying...


40 posted on 11/04/2012 4:46:02 AM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: angcat

Reading the comments will be a full day of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 11/04/2012 4:46:27 AM PST by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: NYRepublican72

I was shocked by Newsday, but this is less surprising. Mort Zuckman has been very critical of 0 the past few weeks. Still, I’m happy about it.


42 posted on 11/04/2012 4:49:17 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: GeronL

Michael Barnone the encyclopedia of politics said Romney is going to get 315 electoral votes


43 posted on 11/04/2012 4:50:42 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Incorrigible

We’re Justin time to unstune your bieber.


44 posted on 11/04/2012 4:51:57 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Just heard on Fox and FRiends that an unpresidented 500 admirals and general officers are going to come out endorsing Romney.


45 posted on 11/04/2012 4:55:47 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: GeronL

The NY Post long, long ago used to be a left-wing paper. Some decades ago it was rescued from oblivion and revived as a moderate to conservative paper.

The Daily News had a reverse history, moving steadily to the left in recent years. It is astounding that they would come clean, and endorse Romney, especially with a cover like this. I can scarcely believe this, and will be off to a newsstand to make sure that this is not a hoax or a joke. Of course, it if true, it is a good thing, although the electoral votes of the states the paper serves are probably beyond reach for Romney.


46 posted on 11/04/2012 4:57:13 AM PST by docbnj
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To: mvonfr

The Wall Street Journal, I believe, has a policy of not making endorsements. I approve of this: I think that in the modern age it is silly for people to be swayed by what some newspaper says.

However, it is pretty clear that many (or most) of the Wall Street Journal editorial-page writers would be backing the Republican, for good and sufficient reasons.


47 posted on 11/04/2012 5:00:55 AM PST by docbnj
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To: GeronL
BTW- I am giving 296 Electoral Votes to Mitt Romney in my best guess.

Here's hoping you are a pessimist...

48 posted on 11/04/2012 5:03:06 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: SE Mom

Fabulous! I am quite surprised that the Friends have not announced this endorsement along with the Newsday shocker.


49 posted on 11/04/2012 5:26:49 AM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: GeronL

“Wow. The NY Post endorsed Mitt too, right?”

yes but that’s expected


50 posted on 11/04/2012 5:26:57 AM PST by ari-freedom
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