Sunday, January 1, 2012

Quad-City Times Endorses Mitt Romney

This morning, the Quad City Times in Iowa endorsed Mitt Romney. Here are a couple of excerpts from the endorsement:
Before Romney even launched his 2012 campaign, he'd spent more time in Iowa than any of the current or former GOP candidates. Even with his limited 2011 caucus campaigning, Romney's 2007 through 2011 Iowa visits top every candidate in the current field.
During those visits, we've found an articulate, polished chief executive with a range of business and governing experience that far exceeds his rivals. More than any other caucus contender, Romney acts as if his sights are set on the presidency, not just a nomination.
The paper goes on to list some of the other major contenders, and gives a brief explanation why they don't support them, then concludes:
Romney stands not as a last resort, but as a solid, first preference.
Like Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Sen. John McCain, Romney makes his second presidential bid as a much stronger candidate. We wished we'd have seen him more often this go-round. But his choice of a national - not just Iowa - strategy affirms our belief that his sights are set on the presidency, not just a nomination.

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newark hawk said...

Ronald Reagan ran for POTUS in 1968, 1976, 1980 & 1984. He lost the Iowa caucus every time except for 1984 when he was uncontested.

Which of course begs the question: is Iowa the best state to leadoff the GOP'S presidential nomination process?

I think not.

BOSMAN said...

Well newark,

It is if you win there!

Alan said...

Think of it this way. Iowa serves a useful purpose in that it weeds out the candidates who can't garner support. However, this year only Bachmann will bow out for sure.
Santorum will gain some momentum and continue through SC or maybe FL.
Newt will lose badly, but he will continue out of egotistical pride.
Perry will lose badly, but he will continue because he has money.
Huntsman isn't even participating in Iowa, but he will bow out after NH or SC.
Paul will stay throughout the entire race because he has no sense of perspective. He is the Kucinich of the Republican Party.
And Romney? He will cruise to the nomination.