Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  1    2  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Well, I'll Be....The Des Moines Register

A Peach Supreme





Posts: 2925
(2931 all sites)
Registered: 7/14/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/27/2012 at 08:39 PM

The Register endorsement: Mitt Romney offers a fresh economic vision



6:57 PM, Oct 27, 2012 |

The Register's 2012 endorsement for president will be announced 7 p.m. (CST) Saturday, OCt. 27 on DesMoinesRegister.com and appear Sunday, Oct. 27 in the Sunday Register.





Written by

The Register's Editorial



MARK MARTURELLO/THE REGISTER





ENDORSEMENTS FROM THE PAST

Here are the presidential candidates The Des Moines Register endorsed in each election in the past 100 years:
• 1912: William H. Taft (R) - lost
• 1916: Charles Hughes (R) - lost
• 1920: No endorsement
• 1924: No endorsement
• 1928: Herbert Hoover (R) - won
• 1932: Herbert Hoover (R) - lost
• 1936: Alf Landon (R) - lost
• 1940: Wendell Willkie (R) - lost
• 1944: Thomas E. Dewey (R) - lost
• 1948: Thomas E. Dewey (R) - lost
• 1952: Dwight Eisenhower (R) - won
• 1956: Dwight Eisenhower (R) - won
• 1960: Richard Nixon (R) - lost
• 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson (D) - won
• 1968: Hubert Humphrey (D) - lost
• 1972: Richard Nixon (R) - won
• 1976: Jimmy Carter (D) - won
• 1980: Jimmy Carter (D) - lost
• 1984: Walter Mondale (D) - lost
• 1988: Michael Dukakis (D) - lost
• 1992: Bill Clinton (D) - won
• 1996: Bill Clinton (D) - won
• 2000: Al Gore (D) - lost
• 2004: John Kerry (D) - lost
• 2008: Barack Obama (D) - won



Ten months ago this newspaper endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president. An overarching consideration was which of the party’s candidates could we see occupying the White House, and there was no question that Romney was qualified for the job.

Now, in the closing days of the general election campaign, the question is which of the two contenders deserves to be the next president of the United States.

Both President Barack Obama and Governor Romney are superbly qualified. Both are graduates of the Harvard University Law School who have distinguished themselves in government, in public service and in private life. Both are devoted husbands and fathers.

American voters are deeply divided about this race. The Register’s editorial board, as it should, had a vigorous debate over this endorsement. Our discussion repeatedly circled back to the nation’s single most important challenge: pulling the economy out of the doldrums, getting more Americans back in the workforce in meaningful jobs with promising futures, and getting the federal government on a track to balance the budget in a bipartisan manner that the country demands.

Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate.

The former governor and business executive has a strong record of achievement in both the private and the public sectors. He was an accomplished governor in a liberal state. He founded and ran a successful business that turned around failing companies. He successfully managed the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Romney has made rebuilding the economy his No. 1 campaign priority — and rightly so

The nation has struggled to recover from recession for the past 40 months. Still, the economy is growing at an unacceptably anemic rate of around 2 percent a year and could slip back into recession depending on what happens in the European Union and China.

The workforce is still 4.5 million jobs short of the nearly 9 million that were lost in the recession. Longer term, looming deficits driven by Social Security and Medicare pose the single greatest threats to the nation’s economic security.

The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House.

The president’s prescription upon entering office was a dose of government stimulus, which was the right call because it put cash in the pockets of consumers, made investments in vital infrastructure and kept millions of teachers and police officers on the job.

That stimulus was necessary to bridge the nation from recession to recovery, but the time is past for more government stimulus.

Consumers must feel more confident about their own economic futures to begin spending on the products and services that power the economy. A renewed sense of confidence will spark renewed investment by American companies. Industry will return to full production and hiring will begin again.

That should come with Mitt Romney in the White House.

There is not a lot of difference between the two candidates’ short-term economic plans, as both are heavy on a promise of tax cuts for the middle class but short on details. Romney’s plan, however, goes beyond helping the middle class with tax breaks.

Throughout the campaign, he has expressed faith in the private sector to fuel a more robust economic recovery if it has more confidence that the federal government will not be an obstacle. Romney has a strategy for job growth through tax and regulatory relief for small businesses, encouraging all forms of domestic energy production, education that prepares graduates with job skills, expanding foreign trade and reducing the burden of federal deficits.

That formula, coupled with his business acumen, should unlock this nation’s economic potential.

One of the biggest obstacles either candidate faces is partisan gridlock in Congress. It appears unlikely either party will have enough votes to have its own way without bringing over members from across the aisle.

Early in his administration, President Obama reached out to Republicans but was rebuffed. Since then, he has abandoned the effort, and the partisan divide has hardened. That has hampered not only the economy, but the entire country. We remain a nation of red states and blue states.

Romney succeeded as governor in Massachusetts where he faced Democratic majorities in the legislature. If elected, he would have an opportunity to renew the effort. He would begin with an advantage in the House, where a Republican majority is likely to remain after the election. The challenge will be in the Senate, where it takes a super-majority to pass anything of substance.

Romney could be assured that Democrats would work to defeat him as hard as Republicans worked against Obama is if he were to adopt the reactionary agenda of the most extreme elements of the Republican Party. Romney had to tack to the right during the primary season. Since then, he has recalibrated his campaign to focus on his concern for the middle class, and that is believable if the real Mitt Romney is the one on display as governor of Massachusetts who passed a health care reform plan that became the model for the one passed by Congress.

Romney should not squander an opportunity to build consensus in Washington by wasting time on issues that animate many in his party. We cannot rewind the clock on progress for minorities, women, gays and lesbians. We must make it easier for immigrants to come here to live and work legally and stop making criminals of those who are living here lawfully, paying taxes and raising families. The federal government must continue to insist on clean air and water and encourage clean and renewable energy.

Barack Obama rocketed to the presidency from relative obscurity with a theme of hope and change. A different reality has marked his presidency. His record on the economy the past four years does not suggest he would lead in the direction the nation must go in the next four years.

Voters should give Mitt Romney a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America — with the understanding that he would face the same assessment in four years if he does not succeed.



Must be a bunch of damn racists

 

____________________
Mark Ramsey

 
Replies:

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/27/2012 at 10:20 PM
As it turns out this is the first time they have endorsed a Republican since 1972. Not every liberal is drinking the cool-aid.

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 67590
(67951 all sites)
Registered: 11/28/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/27/2012 at 10:40 PM
Who did the Paducah Sun go for?

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 40437
(41901 all sites)
Registered: 7/19/2007
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/27/2012 at 11:24 PM
As an Iowan, I am stunned. That is practically blasphemy for the Des Moines Register.

 

____________________
Front feet doin' the shuffle, back feet too, love them good ol' Georgia blues


 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4772
(4786 all sites)
Registered: 12/5/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 05:36 AM
I found the Salt Lake Tribune Obama endorsement amazing also. The largest paper in the heart of Mormon country citing Romney's untrustworthiness.

 

____________________
"Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all". John Maynard Keynes

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 11:20 AM
quote:
I found the Salt Lake Tribune Obama endorsement amazing also. The largest paper in the heart of Mormon country citing Romney's untrustworthiness.


Maybe Mormons vote for who they think is the best candidate not automatically for fellow Mormons. It is most stunning that a reliably liberal paper broke with Obama. They are not the only one.

 

____________________

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2925
(2931 all sites)
Registered: 7/14/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 12:01 PM
So Utah is now in play ?

 

____________________
Mark Ramsey

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 67590
(67951 all sites)
Registered: 11/28/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 12:25 PM
The Chicago Tribune, which always endorses conservatives, endorsed Obama.........

 

____________________

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2925
(2931 all sites)
Registered: 7/14/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 01:39 PM
So Romney is no longer in contention in Illinois?

 

____________________
Mark Ramsey

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 02:15 PM
quote:
The Chicago Tribune, which always endorses conservatives, endorsed Obama.........


Except it also endorsed Obama in 2008.

 

____________________

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2925
(2931 all sites)
Registered: 7/14/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 02:33 PM
As did The Salt Lake Tribune in'08.

 

____________________
Mark Ramsey

 

Ultimate Peach



Karma:
Posts: 3275
(3281 all sites)
Registered: 10/5/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 03:50 PM
The bigger question is whether newspaper endorsements really matter much these days. I've read various articles, & this was a discussion topic today on CNN. The consensus is "probably not". With increasing cable coverage and other types of social media, newspaper endorsements probably don't carry the weight they once did.

Further, endorsements usually come within a week or two of voting. How many undecided voters are out there? Answer - not many...maybe 5 to 7 percent. How many do you think are swayed by newspaper endorsements? Answer - In my opinion not very many. How many voters would change their mind based upon a newspaper endorsement. Answer - In my opinion not very many. Final thoughts - How many voters bother to read the newspapers?

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 67590
(67951 all sites)
Registered: 11/28/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 04:34 PM
quote:
Romney should not squander an opportunity to build consensus in Washington by wasting time on issues that animate many in his party. We cannot rewind the clock on progress for minorities, women, gays and lesbians. We must make it easier for immigrants to come here to live and work legally and stop making criminals of those who are living here lawfully, paying taxes and raising families. The federal government must continue to insist on clean air and water and encourage clean and renewable energy.



I don't know how they could downplay this, along with the Supreme Court appointments....

 

____________________

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6428
(8673 all sites)
Registered: 12/12/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 05:46 PM
quote:
Not every liberal is drinking the cool-aid.


And not every conservative is with Romney.

And not every black person likes rap.

And not every Irish is drunk.

And not every Jew is cheap.

Wait a minute... Does this mean that generalizations aren't always on the money???? Who would of thought?

 

____________________
This one goes to eleven...

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 15998
(15990 all sites)
Registered: 10/13/2007
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 06:42 PM
quote:
American voters are deeply divided about this race. The Register’s editorial board, as it should, had a vigorous debate over this endorsement. Our discussion repeatedly circled back to the nation’s single most important challenge: pulling the economy out of the doldrums, getting more Americans back in the workforce in meaningful jobs with promising futures, and getting the federal government on a track to balance the budget in a bipartisan manner that the country demands.



Amazing. Not a word about contraception, gay marraige, global warming, or green energy? The editorial board must be made up of Tea Party radicals!

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 40437
(41901 all sites)
Registered: 7/19/2007
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/28/2012 at 09:55 PM
I noticed no mention was made of Iowa's low unemployment rate. Statewide it is about 5.5%. In my county it's 4.5%. Nowhere near the national averages. I'm wondering what Mitt is going do for Iowa...probably get rid of the windfarms and squash the farm bill. I don't trust him at all.

 

____________________
Front feet doin' the shuffle, back feet too, love them good ol' Georgia blues


 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 67590
(67951 all sites)
Registered: 11/28/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 08:11 AM
4.5% - so what's that, 9 people out of work?

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 11:35 AM
quote:
quote:
Not every liberal is drinking the cool-aid.


And not every conservative is with Romney.

And not every black person likes rap.

And not every Irish is drunk.

And not every Jew is cheap.

Wait a minute... Does this mean that generalizations aren't always on the money???? Who would of thought?


That's a ridiculous group of analogies.

 

____________________

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6428
(8673 all sites)
Registered: 12/12/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 11:53 AM
quote:
quote:
quote:
Not every liberal is drinking the cool-aid.


And not every conservative is with Romney.

And not every black person likes rap.

And not every Irish is drunk.

And not every Jew is cheap.

Wait a minute... Does this mean that generalizations aren't always on the money???? Who would of thought?


That's a ridiculous group of analogies.
Indeed. Just like pointing out that all Liberals don't drink cool aid. Ridiculous.

 

____________________
This one goes to eleven...

 

Ultimate Peach



Karma:
Posts: 3911
(3918 all sites)
Registered: 11/19/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 01:48 PM
A list of the Newspaper endorsements of the Presidential Candidates...

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/election/

 

____________________


 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14567
(14567 all sites)
Registered: 3/28/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 02:58 PM
The Des Moines Register is drinking the Romney flip flop cool aid being that they are doing pretty well there under our current President.

 

____________________
Pete

 

Ultimate Peach



Karma:
Posts: 3275
(3281 all sites)
Registered: 10/5/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 03:08 PM
quote:
A list of the Newspaper endorsements of the Presidential Candidates...

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/election/


Thanks for posting.

A few observations follow:

In Mass., (state of former Governor Romney) - 4 of 4 papers back Romney, but the polls clearly show the voters back Obama by double digits. Quite a disconnect between the editorial boards and the voters.

In Wisc. (home of Congressman Ryan) - 5 papers with circulation totaling approx 27,500 back Romney, 1 paper with circulation of 118,000 backs Obama, and the largest paper (Milwaukee) with circulation approx. 327,000 has not endorsed.

 

Ultimate Peach



Karma:
Posts: 3275
(3281 all sites)
Registered: 10/5/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 03:24 PM
quote:
The Des Moines Register is drinking the Romney flip flop cool aid being that they are doing pretty well there under our current President.


I saw an interview earlier today with one of the fellas on the editorial board. He seemed somewhat uncomfortable in the interview answering questions. Just so readers will know, there was discussion & questioning whether Laura Hollingsworth (President and Publisher) has final say so on endorsements. I found the following paragraph on the internet which is consistent with my perception of the interview:

The guy in the interview could not give one good reason why the paper endorsed Romney.... when pressed by the interviewer, the DMR Guy got nervous and would not answer the interviewers question about the Endorsement really coming from Laura Hollingsworth and not the 'five person editorial board'


 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 03:56 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Not every liberal is drinking the cool-aid.


And not every conservative is with Romney.

And not every black person likes rap.

And not every Irish is drunk.

And not every Jew is cheap.

Wait a minute... Does this mean that generalizations aren't always on the money???? Who would of thought?


That's a ridiculous group of analogies.
Indeed. Just like pointing out that all Liberals don't drink cool aid. Ridiculous.


It's an expression. Meaning that despite the obvious failure of Obama his fans continue to support him whole heartedly. Everyone uses it. Obviously there are disillusioned liberals. That was my point in the original comment.

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 10/29/2012 at 03:57 PM
quote:
quote:
The Des Moines Register is drinking the Romney flip flop cool aid being that they are doing pretty well there under our current President.


I saw an interview earlier today with one of the fellas on the editorial board. He seemed somewhat uncomfortable in the interview answering questions. Just so readers will know, there was discussion & questioning whether Laura Hollingsworth (President and Publisher) has final say so on endorsements. I found the following paragraph on the internet which is consistent with my perception of the interview:

The guy in the interview could not give one good reason why the paper endorsed Romney.... when pressed by the interviewer, the DMR Guy got nervous and would not answer the interviewers question about the Endorsement really coming from Laura Hollingsworth and not the 'five person editorial board'




The reason, I believe, is because they don't like him. They think he is nasty and petulant and haughty and he is all of these things.

 

____________________

 
<<  1    2  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com