Union Leader: Romney Isn't 'Inevitable'

Editor backs up surprise today's endorsement of Gingrich

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 27, 2011 11:29 AM CST

(Newser) – Republicans probably aren't going to get their ideal candidate in this election cycle, but that doesn't mean that Mitt Romney's steady-but-less-than-inspiring candidacy is destined to win the nomination. So argues Andrew Cline, the New Hampshire Union Leader editorial page editor behind today's surprise endorsement of Newt Gingrich, reports Politico. Calling Romney a "very play-it-safe candidate" who would be "perfect for the 19th century," Cline today backed up his paper's decision, saying, "We need a candidate that is bold in his leadership." Cline also denied that the Union Leader was attempting to become a kingmaker, saying, "We’re not trying to attach our name to a winner." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:


Mitt Romney speaks to employees at BAE Systems in Nashua, NH, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a group of workers at Nationwide Insurance Company, Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Steve Pope)
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