Newsday, New York’s liberal newspaper, endorsed Mitt Romney for President. It must be the end-times because their editorial board suddenly found religion:
Had Barack Obama done the job of president with the same passion and vision he displayed in seeking it, he would likely deserve another term. He did not.
Against this we must weigh Mitt Romney, an imperfect candidate but one who has a special track record too. From his creation of a vast personal fortune to his successful stewardship of the threatened Salt Lake City Olympics to his governing of Massachusetts, Romney’s life is a tale of success after success, many of them achieved in difficult circumstances.
Romney’s potential to put America back to work earns him our endorsement.
Obama’s failure to accelerate the improvement of the economy is the dominant reason Romney is the right choice, but it’s not the only one. There are also the broken promises. On the campaign trail in 2008, Obama promised to halve the annual budget deficit of the United States. Instead, the shortfall has remained over $1 trillion per year, and the national debt has increased about 45 percent…A must-read at Newsday
Translation – We’re an ultra-liberal newspaper and we pretty much disagree with everything Romney stands for but Obama can’t cut the mustard and we’re trying to save our reputation.
The liberal New York Daily News also endorsed Mitt Romney because they aren’t blind and can see whatfour more years of Obama will bring. If Obama wins, there is no doubt the economy will get worse. There is a good chance the economy will not be salvageable in four years. The spending and monetizing of the debt has to come to an end. What then?
New York Daily News endorsement via Gay Patriot:
The New York Daily News was equally brutal, noting how New Yorkers have suffered under Obama:
New Yorkers have fared no better. The state is alone among the 50 in suffering significantly rising unemployment over the last 12 months, with the rate now at 8.9%. The city’s pain index is 8.8%, and the five boroughs have been trading down in salaries.
Their editors too scored the Democrat for failing to to meet the challenges before him:
Recovery from the disaster that Obama inherited was going to take time. But four years is a long, long slog. Had the President guided a typical upswing, America would by now have regained essentially all its lost jobs. At his present pace, Obama would reach that milestone in the third year of a second term.
The regrettable truth is that Obama built a record of miscalculations and missed opportunities.
Now, I highly doubt that these endorsements will cause the Empire State to swing into the Romney column, but they do show that many former Obama supporters are souring on the incumbent.