Miami Herald backs Obama
October 26th, 2012
03:25 PM ET
10 years ago

Miami Herald backs Obama

(CNN) - The Miami Herald announced it was again endorsing President Barack Obama on Friday, although it chastised both candidates for being "big on rhetoric and stingy on details."

While the newspaper's praise of Obama was couched, it cited his handling of the economy, health reform, and foreign policy.

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"No one's happy with the pace of the recovery, but the president deserves credit for starting to turn the economy around," the Herald Editorial read. It is one of the Sunshine State's larger papers.

The newspaper endorsed Obama in 2008 as well.

Romney also has strengths, the paper said - including his own health reform plan and handling of a budget deficit, both from when he was governor of Massachusetts.

But Romney tacked right to win the GOP primaries, it said.

"Goodbye, Mr. Moderate. Hello, Mr. Severe Conservative," it read.

The paper also said it was "perplexing" that Obama had not campaigned encouraging voters to send to Washington "a more reasonable Congress."

"Whether he gets one or not, if he's reelected he must summon the skills necessary to persuade lawmakers to meet him halfway. That's the kind of leader Americans want in the White House," the paper opined.

The Herald's endorsement comes amid a flurry of endorsements for both Obama and Romney from papers in a number of swing states.

Florida's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, cast its endorsement for Obama last Friday.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Any one that has brain will back Obama. Flip-flop Bain capital is not even worth to be COOK in WH. Yes, on Obama12.

    October 26, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Critical Thinking

    Too bad that it wont make a difference in FL, the unkept promise of immigration reform and the disrespect given to Prime Minister Netanyahu has sealed FL for Romney.

    If you had only worked the first 3 years as hard as you have been working these last 3 weeks, you would probably have no trouble being re-elected but I guess that would have interferred with all of that golf, vacation to Hawii and TV appeareances on the View, Letterman, Jay Leno.

    Oh well enjoy the cold weather in Chicago in January.

    October 26, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |

    Biden Accuses Romney of $500 Trillion Tax Cut!
    This is the idiot you're voting into office?
    We can't afford 4 mroe years of no budget.
    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012

    October 26, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. Phil

    If the Economy turn around goes any slower then it is. Miami minorities will be hopping on boats back to Cuba! You would think that the newpapers & other media outlets would be all over Obama for all his broken promises. They have transcripts of ever promise made verbatum in 2008. We've heard from Orlando, Tampa & now Miami. All thats left is Jacksonville I guess.

    October 26, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. NameLPF

    Myth Robmey better say his prayers!!

    October 26, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  6. dz

    Being a Miami Heat fan i'm loving it!

    October 26, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. Critical Thinking

    Friday, October 26, 2012

    Mitt Romney still earns 50% of the vote in the key battleground state of Florida.
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Romney with 50% of the vote to President Obama's 48%. One percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    October 26, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  8. mjw

    To "Hussein Obama" is using the president's middle name a signal to righwingers? It is not working and will not work. You voted your village idiot in office for 8 years and intend to vote for another who is considered the most dishonest person that ever run for the office of president. You should talk!!!

    October 26, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  9. Frank

    Let me ask this question, and we will know who to vote for.

    If Romney wins, would Romney be inheriting a country worse or better than what Obama inherited in 2008?

    Is it better to inherit a country that's losing 800,000 jobs a month or inherit a country thats gaining over 100,000 jobs every single month? 100,000 is slow, but it is NOT broken, thats progress.

    The economy slope has been going up for more than 20 months. Has it been fast? Not at all, but has it been steady and consistent? yes and that's a fact. So is it worth it to hire someone that is going to be changing everything completely with different views, or let's not try to fix what is not broken and give Obama a chance for 4 more years and hopefully make the slope go up even faster. He has proven that the slope will NOT go down. I am an independent and I say keep Obama and give him a chance to bring the country back up faster. Especially now that he has gotten experience.

    October 26, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. Just a thought

    Aww......@Phil and Critical Un-Thinker, get over yourselves. Not everyone appreciates the lies and race baiting of your made for Faux News candidacy of Robme/and Ayn Lyin Ryan. I must inform you that I'm raising my children to know BS when they see it and the GOP/Tea Pee pants party is FULL OF IT.

    October 26, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  11. ronvan

    COMMO FOLKS, THINK!!! YES, things are bad, BUT every report I am see shows things headed in the right direction!
    I cannot comprehend how anyone can think that M. R. is going to FIX things overnight? And lets be honest, the republicans COMPLETE GOAL is to get Obama out of office!! They have left us in the gutter and have completely ignored our many problems for this one goal!! THE PARTY OF NO!! And IF M. R. is elected I will be you a penny that the democrats will become the party of NO!! End result, more of nothing!!

    October 26, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  12. Data Driven

    This is excellent news!! For Romney!!!

    October 26, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. I Voted Early In NC

    @Just a thought- Thank you very much. I also raised my children to know BS as my parents did for me. I think the
    GOP/TeeTee pants party has fallen for Romney's BS. It is all about power and Romney cares nothing about his supporters and our country.

    October 26, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  14. Indy

    The Miami has no choice but to support Obama, how could anyone support Romney 360 when he totally changed his positions on a daily basis until he got to the last debate and then wrapped his arms around Obamas foreign policy positions.Romney has no support in the state where he was Governor and since they know him best, they are supporting Obama. Republicans have ruined the country for decades now and they need not get the keys to the Whitehouse just because they are so good at lying and cheating.

    October 26, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  15. Early Voter for Obama

    FL vote early for obama/Biden
    Romney is a liar he dont have a plan for america.
    Romney said let auto industry fail.
    Vote early for Obama/Biden

    October 26, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |