Another NH Paper Slams Romney

Union-Leader lambastes Mitt as a phony conservative
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2007 6:21 PM CST
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appears at a fund raising event Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in Salt Lake City. Romney and his campaign crew told volunteers that much of the money would be used...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hot on the heels of Sunday’s Concord Monitor “undorsement,” another New Hampshire newspaper has issued a blistering indictment of Mitt Romney. A Union-Leader editorial says Granite Staters are unconvinced by Romney’s “expertly rehearsed sales pitch,” because despite having “all the advantages: money, organization, statesman-like hair,” Romney is not “a candidate who will look them in the eye and tell them the truth.”

The Union-Leader asserts “the more Mitt Romney speaks, the less believable he becomes,” citing his half-truths on being a longtime hunter and watching his father march with Martin Luther King. The paper sides with NH voters it says are moving their support to John McCain, with whom they might not agree on everything, but “who won't lie to get elected."