Las Vegas newspaper endorses Romney
January 29th, 2012
12:02 PM ET
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Las Vegas newspaper endorses Romney

(CNN) – The largest newspaper in Nevada endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential bid on Sunday, a week from next Saturday's caucuses in the state.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal credited the former Massachusetts governor for his business experience, arguing his "greatest strength is his command of economic issues and his understanding of what the private sector needs to create jobs."

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Although the paper called former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Romney's only real rival for the GOP nomination, they also criticized his prior Washington experience.

"He burned bridges and became a divisive figure for much of the electorate," the paper editorialized of Gingrich.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. emt2er

    When has there EVER been a rich businessman that became a great President of the United States. Romney promises more of the same failed policies that tanked our economy in the first place. What an ignorant idea to wish to go back to the GW Bush government of, by and for the greedy 1 %

    January 29, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens needs to be 'fired' in the GOPer contest. Call it 'constructive dismissal,' based on his 'volume-related production rescheduling adjustment,' where he closes factories, fires everyone and ships the jobs overseas.

    January 29, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. Citizen

    The newspaper endorsement won't mean a thing. Rural Nevada voted for Sharon Angle too but the sensible voters in the urban areas, Reno in Washoe County, Vegas in Clarke County, put Reid back in and Angle where she belongs, no where near the Senate.

    January 29, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. gimmesometruth

    Lots of Mormon money in Nevada.

    January 29, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    "greatest strength is his command of economic issues and his understanding of what the private sector needs to create jobs."
    And, that sentence sums up the big wool blanket that Republicans pull over the eyes of conservative voters.

    Job creation is the goal of the private sector. The goal of the private sector is to make a profit. The fewer jobs that they need to create to make their profits, all the better. For example, a major auto maker has a manufacturing plant that used to hire 30,000 workers. That same plant has been upgraded with robotis and now employs only 4000 employees. The goal of the private sector is profit; always has been and always will be.

    January 29, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    emt2er aksed:

    When has there EVER been a rich businessman that became a great President of the United States?.
    We have only elected two CEOs in US history, and both were named Bush. Both of them undestood and knew exactly "what the private sector needs" to make profits. "Job Creation" is just another way for conservatives to say "trickle down economics."

    January 29, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  7. Larry in Houston

    WoW !! That's amazing, isn't it ? The newspaper endorses romney -but the casino owner doesn't – he isn't finished yet, with the Newter – He's going to keep propping up humpty dumpty with another 10 million – I can now see how he's going to go past florida – it's all about the money – then, after the casino owner puts in around 500 million, then he gets on the horn, and calls the backup guy, "the Donald" for a few more million, because humpty dumpty fell off the wall again. THEN, when humpty dumpty falls AGAIN, there is the "other backup" and his name is Perry's Billionaire Friends, to help prop up humpty dumpty back up on the wall again.

    Larry in Houston

    January 29, 2012 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  8. Peace

    My question to Romney is as follows: You announced publicly that you are proud to be rich. Well and good. But how many jobs have you created so far using your richness? I reckon NONE!

    January 29, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  9. Indy

    Thats quite a gamble for the Las Vegas Review to endorse the man on the wedding cake for President but Vegas is the place to get married and gamble so they might as well pick the worst job creator in the race and hope for the best

    January 29, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. Lizzie

    Citizens, yea the they regret every day since.
    emt2er, so what we have in the WH now, one who has never made a deal with anyone except Resko and that is questionable, Russia got what they wanted from us, what did we get, NOTHING, NIL,NADDA, ZILCH, so you prefer a community organizer and one that has never hired, fired or worked a day in his life over someone who knows how to balance a budget and have something left over. Where is the budget 1000 days and waiting, it's required by law, but then who cares about laws if you're a democrat.

    January 29, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  11. My name is Jose Jimenez

    Romney is now in his Mormon based backyard. Better hang on tight to your magic underwear.

    January 29, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. Mike in Texas

    To Rudy:

    I am in total agreement. The goal of the private sector is to make a profit and not only that to make a greater profit. Minimize costs and increase revenue. People forget that the economy boomed in the 2000's because of an unsustainable housing and credit market. How many people took out cash refi's, ELOC's or credit cards and used that money or credit to purchase items they normally would not have. That is why the economy tanked when these mortgage backed securities started going sour when homeowners were defaulting. It was a domino effect......defaults = drops in housing prices = loss of equity = no refi's or elocs = less money being pumped into the economy = loss of jobs = economic crisis.

    January 29, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. Anthony

    Of course Romney gets the endorsement from Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, the house always wins. Romney is the ultimate establishment candidate. He will not do anything to rock the boat. The GOP bosses know that they can control Romney, and that is what they want. Republicans are conservatives for a reason. They like the current system. It favors them.

    January 29, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. Reggie from LA

    You guys got that right. Romney loves using crafted, clever language. It's just the right blend of lexicon to be credible. I have to drink some cold water and get a good night sleep sometimes because I've occasionally become hypnotized by some of the snake oil salesman's material. I guess that's the tactic he used on a lot of those destroyed companies. I can hear it now: Romney says "I know it sounds like it's bad, but it's really good. Good for your workforce too...BANKRUPT!!

    January 29, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. Willie Floyd

    Too bad his Rep. predecessor didn't have the same understanding of those issues.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    January 29, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  16. petena

    so........... Nevada stinks all around. My bet is on Obama 2012.

    January 29, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  17. Jeetu

    None of the four republican presidential candidates deserves to be President of USA, I am sure that November elections will prove that. It appears that these guys want to go back to the time periods where the current problems were created and use the same policies that created those problems in the first place. Look at the economy downturn: it started and had its maximum downward trend in 2008 and beginning of 2009 when the policies were those of George Bush Junior. Obama did not get a chance to propose the 2009 budget; that was President Bush. The deficit was not created because of Obama policies but Bush's. Do you really want 46 million people not to have healthcare insurance? Have you thought about the real cost of that alternative? With republican presidential candidates, you don't get a chance to save a life; let the sick person die, that is their moto. If you believe that then you can vote for these respublicans, but then you don't have a right to call yourself American because you have given up the American Values.

    January 29, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  18. whoppi

    obama or romney , they are one in the same

    January 29, 2012 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |