Saturday, December 17, 2011

The DesMoines Register endorses Mitt Romney

H/T Doug

The following are excerpts from the Register's editorial board's endorsement of Mitt Romney:
Sobriety, wisdom and judgment.

Those are qualities Mitt Romney said he looks for in a leader. Those are qualities Romney himself has demonstrated in his career in business, public service and government. Those qualities help the former Massachusetts governor stand out as the most qualified Republican candidate competing in the Iowa caucuses.

Sobriety: While other candidates have pandered to extremes with attacks on the courts and sermons on Christian values, Romney has pointedly refrained from reckless rhetoric and moralizing. He may be accused of being too cautious, but choosing words carefully is a skill essential for anyone who could be sitting in the White House and reacting to world events.
Wisdom: Romney obviously is very smart. He graduated as valedictorian at Brigham Young University and finished in the top 5 percent in his MBA class at Harvard, where he also earned a law degree. Romney also exhibits the wisdom of a man who listened and learned from his father and his mother, from his church and from his own trials and errors in life. He does not lack self confidence, but he is not afraid to admit when he has been wrong.

Judgment: Romney disagrees with Democrats on most issues, but he offers smart and well-reasoned alternatives rather than simply proposing to swing a wrecking ball in Washington. He is a serious student of public policy who examines the data before making a decision. His detailed policy paper on the economy contains 87 pages of carefully crafted positions on taxes, energy, trade and regulatory policy, complete with 127 footnotes.
Read the rest of the endorsement HERE.

BTW, if you'd like to view the video of the editorial boards interview with Romney, I've got it for you HERE.

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hamaca said...

There are a couple of pretty funny digs at Perry in the article.

Also humorous (though probably not intentional) were the "impressions" of each of the candidates who came to see them. These are toward the end of the article.

Anonymous said...

This is really BIG!

Terrye said...

This is good...however, needless to say they must be unprincipled Rinos...after all, they could not actually have come to the conclusion that Romney deserved this...

And yes, I am being sarcastic.

Lionhead said...

"So call the field to rest: and let's away,
To part the glories of this happy day."

* Octavius, scene v Julius Caesar

Anonymous said...

Go Romney!

DanL said...


Anonymous said...

I still doubt romney wins Iowa, hopefully a strong 2nd place, but please Mitt prove me wrong and take 1st!

Noelle said...

Perhaps not quite so big and the Demoines Register, but Romney got another endorsement from the Oklahoman.