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
Mitt Romney speaks to employees at BAE Systems in Nashua, NH, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

(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:

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Nov 27, 2011 1:00 PM CST
its the name of a newspaper
Nov 27, 2011 12:04 PM CST
Gotdayam Newser, how many of these Union Leader stories are you going to publish? Dam. One piss-ant news paper endorses this megalomaniac and we get 2 stories about it in rapid fire... Makes me wonder who is calling the shots up there...
Nov 27, 2011 11:55 AM CST
For the love of God, let the Bush tax cuts expire.