January 17th, 2008
06:48 PM ET
15 years ago

Romney and Obama 2-for-2 with major Nevada papers

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) - For the second time in as many days, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have scored endorsements from a major Nevada newspaper.

The Reno Gazette-Journal, Nevada’s second-largest newspaper, announced on its Web site Thursday night that it was endorsing Republican Romney and Democrat Obama in a pair of editorials that focused on electability in November.

The paper's editorial board complimented Romney for getting voters to cross party lines to elect a Republican governor in heavily Democratic Massachusetts.

“Romney’s most remarkable feat,” the board writes, “was his stewardship of the Salt Lake City Olympics. He showed that he could bring disparate groups together, clean up a mess left by his predecessor, and to put on possibly the most successful games ever.”

Obama, the editorial board believes, “embodies the political and ideological perspectives that the party projects. He represents the platform of political unity and workable populist economics that he and party members believe will reinvigorate the economy and solve many of the other problems the nation is facing.”

The article describes Hillary Clinton as “struggling under the cloud of her husband,” and says John Edwards does not connect with the Democratic Party’s base.

It's the third contest for Democratic candidates, who are locked in a fierce battle for Nevada. Republicans, however, are paying little attention to the state. The Gazette-Journal blames this development on state GOP officials, who it says have “[made] a mess of the process.”

- CNN Nevada Producer Alexander Marquardt

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Mitt Romney • Nevada
soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. Leslie, Idaho

    I think it is interesting that you feel the churchs teachings are unhealthy for America. Taken directly from the Articles of Faith, from the LDS church doctrin, it reads:
    "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul- We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. "

    Boy it sounds to me like the LDS church is doing all it can to turn its followers into horrific citizens- be very afraid Simon.

    January 18, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Susan Mark

    Simon, I don't think that many people really care that much anymore about Mitt's religion or Obama's skin color, especially the younger voters, they are way past much of the past century's bigotry, those are old settled issues, we have moved on to the economy and the nations world status and security issues.

    Go Mitt, Gobama!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 18, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. Mario

    She does struggle under the cloud of her husband, it should also be noted that she struggles under the CLOD he husband. She is just a crook and is nothing but bad news that wants to create a government that will tax us to death, want you to look to the government for everything and convince you that they will be there for you and come through for you. Let illegals into this country and you and I take care of all there needs.

    We have seen what happens when you depend on the government in a disaster, anyone remeber katrina? Too much big government, no control, just out of control of the hitlery government and no accountability except for the Clinton's and there lies to us all.

    They want power so bad it is running down there criminal faces.

    they want us to buy into this global warming hoax, when they can travel (bill and Hitlery) in seperate planes to get to the same place...why, because they ar rich and privilaged, and we aren't.

    Go Mitt!

    January 18, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. echoscanr


    going to caucas for Mitt in the morning.. McCain cant be trusted. I don't trust his immigration implications. McCain has too many democratic cronnies in the senate, a real insider and is worthless on taxes and immigration. I'll take mitt's resume over McCains anyday.. MItt's religion is not a factor to most of us Nevada Christians.

    January 18, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. Murry

    Cheers to the Reno Gazette for endorsing Obama. They recognize a great candidate! Obama has the ability to unite people of different faiths. He's not afraid of people with differing points of view. We all live on one planet, folks. Let's respect each other.
    Vote Obama '08

    January 18, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. Lee

    Simon- I am more afraid of Gov. Huckabee getting elected because of his religous beliefs than Gov. Romney. Not that I don't like Baptists or because of there particular interpretation of the Scriptures. The reason is that Gov. Huckabee has made it clear he intends to put his religous beliefs over the beliefs (or lack thereof) of others and use the White House to push his religion. Romney on the other hand has avoided pushing his beliefs on anyone in the campaign and stated he will not preach Mormonism from the Oval Office.

    January 18, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. JP

    Mitt we love you here in Hawaii!!! Come anytime!!!

    January 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  8. D-MT

    The trouble with Obama is his constant call for change with no experience to deliver it. A call for change with no real experience to deliver it will lead to disappointment. It would be similar to you hiring a contractor to fix something in your house who had no experience.... not real smart. He could lay out a plan on paper that looks good, sounds good, but in the end could be (and probably really would be) disastrous. You would not trust someone without experience to work on and fix your home, so why would you trust someone without experience to fix or "change" your country. Why lend yourself to that "hope" when it will most definitely lead to disappointment. This is where an candidate with experience becomes crutial to taking the country in a new direction–be that you a Republican or a Democrat. THINK, LISTEN and OPEN YOUR EYES. Look at the facts and do not let emotion sway you. You and the country could very well depend on your ability to think clearly.

    January 18, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
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