Romney Gets Endorsement of Detroit News

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 09:16 AM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former front-runner who now trails Rick Santorum in many polls, got a boost today with the endorsement of The Detroit News.

The nod from the second-biggest newspaper in Romney’s home state comes even as the former Massachusetts governor has fallen behind the former Pennsylvania senator there. It comes just days before the Great Lakes State’s primary election on Tuesday and on the morning of another presidential debate in Arizona tonight.

The News declares in its endorsement: “State Republicans should go to the polls Tuesday with two missions: Pick a presidential candidate capable of leading this nation to prosperity and stability and choose a nominee who will give the GOP a fighting chance of defeating President Barack Obama this fall. On both counts, Mitt Romney is the best choice in the Michigan primary.”

Romney has the best resume of the four remaining candidates, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the newspaper says, adding: “He has not only successfully run a state, but also has deep experience in turning around private companies. America today is the ultimate turnaround project.”

His free-market vision and plans to create jobs are arrows in his quiver, the newspaper opines.

The News doesn’t give Romney a clean bill, noting: “We disagree with Romney on a point vital to Michigan — his opposition to the bailout of the domestic automobile industry. Romney advocated for a more traditional bankruptcy process, while we believe the bridge loans provided by the federal government in the fall of 2008 were absolutely essential to the survival of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler Corp.”

However, the editorial is quick to add: “The issue isn't a differentiator in the GOP primary, since the entire field opposed the rescue effort.”

After listing other issues and Romney’s pluses and minuses, the newspaper insists: “Mitt Romney stands alone among the Republican primary field as the candidate capable of winning the White House, and more importantly, of leading the nation to a prosperous future.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

White House Hires Former Keystone Lobbyist as Senate Liaison

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 19:01 PM

The Obama administration's new point person on White House-Senate relations previously worked as a lobbyist to promote t . . .

Tea Party Stalwart Mike Lee Seen as Enemy to Some in Utah GOP

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 16:31 PM

Sen. Mike Lee infuriated Utah's Republican Party establishment in 2010 when he defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Robert Bennet . . .

Rep. Michael Grimm to Plead Guilty in Tax Fraud Case

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 15:37 PM

Rep. Michael Grimm of New York is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to resolve federal tax fraud and other charges, a  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved