Detroit News Endorses Romney
'Despite his wrong-headedness on the auto bailout'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 25, 2012 12:07 PM CDT
Updated Oct 25, 2012 1:30 PM CDT
Mitt Romney sits in the Ford Explorer America concept as his wife Ann watches at the North American International Auto Show, Jan. 14, 2008, in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney picked up a potentially valuable newspaper endorsement today, one that might do a bit to help blunt President Obama's constant attacks on him for opposing the auto bailout. The Detroit News threw its weight behind Romney, praising his resume of business success and bipartisan deal-making. "Romney has been an effective leader his entire career," the editors write. "We are optimistic he can restore the art of compromise to Washington."

"Don't assume that it was a no-brainer for a conservative newspaper to endorse a conservative presidential candidate," the editors continue, thanking Obama for the auto bailout. "Had Obama done as well with the rest of the economy, it would be hard to deny him a second term." But the rest of the economy is floundering, and "despite his wrong-headedness on the auto bailout, we believe Romney when he proclaims himself a 'car guy.' He is indeed a son of Detroit." Read it in full here.

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jrh
Oct 27, 2012 9:14 PM CDT
Detroit News indorses Romney, like they give a crap about all the jobs saved by Obama. They should outsource their paper to China.
Eat_Eateator
Oct 26, 2012 9:41 AM CDT
Newspapers are dead. They are just trying to get in the headlines.
truesoy
Oct 26, 2012 6:20 AM CDT
Does Detroit suffers from the 'abused wife syndrome', always going back in hopes this time around things will be better? What fools. Besides, the idea that government should be run like a business is food for fools, for government is not, nor should be a for profit institution for such a concept would defeat the purpose of government. Can you imagine what'd been like if we were to apply the 'business model concept' and thus remove/drop Mississippi from the Union because it is a welfare state that consumes more from the federal government than it contributes? Ironically, Mississippi is a 'very' red state. Sincerely, Truesoy