Romney lands another Iowa newspaper endorsement
January 1st, 2012
01:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney lands another Iowa newspaper endorsement

(CNN) – Ahead of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney won the backing of an additional newspaper in the state on Sunday.

The Quad City Times tossed its endorsement to the former Massachusetts governor, praising him as the "articulate, polished chief executive with a range of business and governing experience that far exceeds his rivals."

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The paper, which is based in Davenport and circulates through several cities in Iowa and neighboring Illinois, made its decision after two other Iowa newspapers - the Des Moines Register and the Sioux City Journal - endorsed Romney in December.

Romney would be the most electable candidate against President Barack Obama in November, the editorial said, arguing "Romney presents a far more serious challenge than any other caucus contender."

The paper credited Texas Rep. Ron Paul as "the only contender bringing new Republicans into the process," and said Texas Gov. Rick Perry "boasts a commendable job-growth record in Texas we'd love to see the nation follow."

But each of Romney's rivals, the paper said, has baggage, and Romney has the strongest appeal to Republican and independent voters.

"His sights are set on the presidency, not just the nomination," the editorial read.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. bee

    I wonder how much Romney paid them for their endorsement! This guy is a "Perfect Example" why America is in this trouble!! Romney or any other Gop clown gets in, We,ll all be working "Fast Food"!!!! Romney= "Crook" Obama 2012!

    January 1, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Jeff

    Ron Paul foreign policies kill him. Romney is the best canidate to defeat Obama....like him or not. America needs his economic knowledge.

    January 1, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Friday Idise

    Romney is ready to lead from day one with his government and private sector experience at the highest as Chief Executive Officer.

    January 1, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    He got all the endorsement , he got the money , running for white house past 6 years but his poll numbers still at 25

    January 1, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Ryan NY

    I disagree with the selection of Romney. I believe Romney and Obama will continue to oversee high spending in their administrations. I want a sharp cut in military spending and a move towards establishing a balanced budget. Our spending in Washington has been wreckless and irresponsible. When I vote in the primaries my vote will be for Ron Paul. I trust him to work for the people of this country and to have our best interests at heart. Ron Paul 2012!

    January 1, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |