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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 06:17 AM
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The Des Moines Register Endorses Mitt Romney

The Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney tonight, writing that his qualities of sobriety, wisdom and judgment make him stand out as the most qualified Republican candidate competing in the Iowa caucuses.

The Register is the largest newspaper in the state and in a lengthy editorial, it praised Romney as pointedly refrain(ing) from reckless rhetoric and moralizing while his opponents have pandered to extremes with attacks on the courts and sermons on Christian values. <snip>

He stands out especially among candidates now in the top tier: Newt Gingrich is an undisciplined partisan who would alienate, not unite, if he reverts to mean-spirited attacks on display as House speaker. Ron Pauls libertarian ideology would lead to economic chaos and isolationism, neither of which this nation can afford, the paper wrote in an editorial that will appear in Sundays paper.

The paper doesnt mention his other GOP rivals, but writes that Romney offers smart and well-reasoned alternatives rather than simply proposing to swing a wrecking ball in Washington, a familiar Rick Perry refrain that he often repeats on the campaign trail.

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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 03:56 PM
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1. Mittens did Letterman's Top Ten last night...
it was one of the lamest top tens that I've ever seen!
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