Sunday, October 28, 2012

Florida Today: We recommend Mitt Romney for president

Next four years require a better business environment, balanced budgets - Florida Today

Over the next four years, Washington must foster a more competitive economy and balance federal budgets. Florida voters rate jobs and business growth as their No. 1 concern by far.

For those reasons, we endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president.

Romney has a clearer vision for a modern economy. He has a better understanding than President Barack Obama of what could help manufacturers and service companies grow and hire. And he has executive experience and a record of problem solving that Obama did not have before taking office.

We think Romney would be more effective at setting priorities, pushing business-friendly initiatives through his Cabinet and negotiating solutions across party lines.

Newspapers abandon 2008 Obama endorsements, choose Romney - Neil Munro/Daily Caller

Their list is topped by the Des Moines Register, the largest newspaper in swing-state Iowa. But it also includes five Florida papers — Florida Today, the Orlando Sentinel, the Pensacola News Journal, Naples Daily News and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — plus the Quad City Times, on the border between Iowa and Illinois.

Other newspapers in Republican Texas and Democratic New York, California and Illinois have also flipped to the Republican presidential contender from 2008, when they endorsed Obama.

The Des Moines Register is the largest newspaper in Iowa, with a Sunday circulation of 211,880. (RELATED: Romney wins surprise endorsement from Iowa’s Des Moines Register)

The five Florida newspapers have a combined weekly or Sunday circulation of more than 700,000.

A Nevada newspaper, the Reno Gazette-Journal, also flipped, potentially pulling a few move votes towards Romney in that swing state....

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