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Romney endorsed by The Des Moines Register. How many more of these things have to happen before this electoral college map starts to look less tragic?

  1. Copperfield

    I was at our county GOP HQ yesterday making calls to Iowa. Coincidence?  I think not. 

  2. Keith Preston
    DocJay: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado will fall to Romney.  All other major swing states are in play.  Momentum builds.   · 4 hours ago

    Add Minnesota, Michigan, etc.  Mitt will shock people with the suburban vote.  It’s led Michael Barone to call it for Mitt.  That is huge; he may lean right, but he goes by the numbers.  They only question is: do we get a wave and sweep in senators?  I think with Benghazi info being leaked by the Intel Community, this thing becomes a tsunami. 

  3. Peter Fumo

    Does anyone really agree with their opening paragraph that the huge stimulus was necessary? I certainly welcome the endorsement though the mindset that agrees with how Obama managed the economy in 2008 is a different mindset that would endorse Romney. 

  4. hazel krabinski

    Yesterday my neighbor was working the Romney booth at the farmers market in a suburb of DC (in VA) and she told me it was packed.  She said the Obama booth was NOT and the workers looked sullen.  I think it will be a decisive victory for Romney enough so there are no hanging chad issues anyway.  And I think YOU are a big deal Joe and wish you were on Red Eye more often. 

  5. Nick Stuart

    Perhaps the Register for Romney endorsement was payback for the arrogant and dismissive way Obama treated their editorial board?

    At any rate ChiTrib and Sun Times, O’s hometown papers have elected to do a Lena Dunham. But then, How’ya doin’, they exist here in the People’s Republic of Illinois on sufferance of Rham Emmanuel and don’t want any building inspectors or tax assessors poking around.

  6. iWc

    Rush last week said there was NO way the DMR would endorse Romney. So this endorsement definitely feels like a boost.

  7. liberal jim

    Romney proves liberal enough to win even this paper’s endorsement.  Last time the GOP pulled this trick off was when Nixon was running.  I understand why big gov. GOPers are taking pleasure in this Romney turnaround, but why  are conservatives?

    Four years from now when deficits are still over a trillion, the government is bigger yet and the US  is having trouble selling  debt who do you think is going to be blamed?

    I have difficulty deciding what group is more pathetic, blacks who support the Dem machine no matter what or conservatives who do the same with the GOP?

  8. Israel P.
    liberal jim: 

    Four years from now when deficits are still over a trillion, the government is bigger yet and the US  is having trouble selling  debt who do you think is going to be blamed?

    But there will be room to maneuver for a course correction.

  9. Nick Stuart

    Conservatives fight the machine in primaries, look at all these Senate races. Dems don’t, look at the big cities.

  10. DocJay
    liberal jim: Romney proves liberal enough to win even this paper’s endorsement.  Last time the GOP pulled this trick off was when Nixon was running.  I understand why big gov. GOPers are taking pleasure in this Romney turnaround, but why  are conservatives?

    Four years from now when deficits are still over a trillion, the government is bigger yet and the US  is having trouble selling  debt who do you think is going to be blamed?

    I have difficulty deciding what group is more pathetic, blacks who support the Dem machine no matter what or conservatives who do the same with the GOP? · 36 minutes ago

    Can we just accept that voting against the worst president in our lifetimes is reason enough to celebrate?  Voting him out is an assertion of sanity,  whether moderate or Hannity.

    Furthermore, our country needs some unity to tackle this deficit.   If we get some bi-partisanship then we are likelier to marginalize the progressive infectious scum whose influence peaked under Pelosi and drained us like Lugosi.

  11. Severely Ltd.
    DocJay: …peaked under Pelosi and drained us like Lugosi.

    Your own? Anyway, very nice.

  12. Devereaux
    DocJay

    liberal jim: Romney proves liberal enough to win even this paper’s endorsement.  Last time the GOP pulled this trick off was when Nixon was running.  I understand why big gov. GOPers are taking pleasure in this Romney turnaround, but why  are conservatives?

    Four years from now when deficits are still over a trillion, the government is bigger yet and the US  is having trouble selling  debt who do you think is going to be blamed?

    I have difficulty deciding what group is more pathetic, blacks who support the Dem machine no matter what or conservatives who do the same with the GOP? · 36 minutes ago

    Can we just accept that voting against the worst president in our lifetimes is reason enough to celebrate?  Voting him out is an assertion of sanity,  whether moderate or Hannity.

    Furthermore, our country needs some unity to tackle this deficit.   If we get some bi-partisanship then we are likelier to marginalize the progressive infectious scum whose influence peaked under Pelosi and drained us like Lugosi. · 39 minutes ago

    Got your back on this one.

  13. Starve the Beast
    I have difficulty deciding what group is more pathetic, blacks who support the Dem machine no matter what or conservatives who do the same with the GOP? · 1 hour ago

    LJ, you’re intentionally omitting the context.

    We tried hard to get a more conservative candidate than Romney, but the Republican machine bested us. We’re not in love with Mitt, but we are anxious to vote against a socialist. Nothing ‘pathetic’ about it, this is the way our system works.

  14. tabula rasa

    Are newspaper endorsements leading or following indicators?  I’m not sure, but they do indicate where the momentum is.

    Iowa is critical to a Romney win without Ohio (though I’m convinced he’ll have Ohio as well).

  15. Dave Roy

    I’m not happy at how “liberal” the DMR endorsement is, but it’s certainly not a good sign for Obama that it happened.

    Saw on Hot Air today that MN seems to be in a virtual tie in a poll from a traditionally left-leaning source. Obama leads by 3, but most of that strength seems to be in the Twin Cities area.

    For once, I think it’s a good thing that the election is still over a week away. Gives the tsunami a chance to build up steam.

  16. flownover
    tabula rasa: Are newspaper endorsements leading or following indicators?  I’m not sure, but they do indicate where the momentum is.

    Iowa is critical to a Romney win without Ohio (though I’m convinced he’ll have Ohio as well). · 8 minutes ago

    They are already cheating in Ohio, so if the catch rate is maybe 10%, then how many votes will they steal in the end ?

  17. Doc
    iWc: Rush last week said there was NO way the DMR would endorse Romney. So this endorsement definitely feels like a boost. · 4 hours ago

    All four major newspapers in Iowa endorsed Romney.  I’ll take it as a good sign.

  18. BlueAnt
    Joe Escalante

     How many more of these things have to happen before this electoral college map starts to look less tragic?

    A solid, indisputable 4-5 point lead in a single battleground state is all it would take to change the narrative.

    I’ve never paid attention to a single newspaper endorsement in my life.  I can’t imagine anyone other than horse race watchers really care about them.

    I’m not quite in the Rob Long school of gloomy warnings about dire possibilities, but I see its appeal, considering how close the Romney campaign insists on cutting it.

  19. Misthiocracy

    <devil’s advocate mode = on>

    Do we want Romney to be in the company of all those other folk?

    Does the endorsement not mean that the DMR thinks Romney has a lot in common with the who’s who of tax-and-spend liberals?

    <devil’s advocate mode = off>

  20. Misthiocracy
    DocJay

    Voting him out is an assertion of sanity,   whether moderate or Hannity.

    Do you write hit Broadway tunes in your spare time?

    ;-)

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