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Published: Saturday, Oct. 27 2012 9:40 p.m. MDT

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Rick C
DAVENPORT, IA

I'm not sure if the writer is an Iowan. I'm guessing not. No one pays attention to the Register's endorsement; hardly anyone outside of the Des Moines metro area even reads it. A key endorsement? Hardly.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Rick C,

"No one pays attention to the Register's endorsement"

After Googling it, I've come to a different conclusion. I may not live in Iowa, but a whole lot of people are reading about it elsewhere. You obviously read about this yourself, and I'm sure others in Iowa will know this either now or by the time they vote. Sounds "key" enough to me.

KJB1
Eugene, OR

The Denver Post endorsed President Obama, and that's also a "key endorsement" in a swing state. Where is the DN's screaming headline for that story?

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: KJB1 Eugene, OR

What Obama's re-election committee is saying behind closed doors is that they are in serious trouble. The double hits he took with his bungled first presidential debate and then his bungled handling of our Consulate in Libya were more than he could overcome.

Get used to saying "President Romney" for the next 4 years.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

"Get used to saying "President Romney" for the next 4 years"

No, I think I'll follow the example of so many conservative posters here and come up with a childish, disrespectful, and slightly insulting nickname for him and use that instead. Then I'll blame him for every problem the country has. Inaccurate comparisons to villainous historical figures and extreme political ideologies are also highly likely. Tit for tat, you know.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

That's cool rifleman, that you have been hanging out behind closed doors with President Obama's reelection committee. Good for you.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Which candidate do you suppose the DN is going to endorse? Hard to say. However, I don't read the register out of Iowa. It's Iowa, for petes' sake. But I do know this. Romney is a huge mistake. So I'm not endorsing him

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Unfortunately all the buzz on the Internet is over who your sister paper in SLC endorsed

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The Register is a reliable publication and their information from 2008 and 2012 are interesting to compare, they have been Democratic years.

Register in October 2008: Obama has earned endorsement for the presidency because of his steadfastness in the face of uncertainty, his clear-eyed vision for a more just America and his potential for rallying the country to do great things. Obama said, "I think there's this particular window right now where the country is hungry for change, and also hungry to be brought together, as opposed to being driven apart. I thought that the particular skills bringing people from diverse backgrounds across lines of race, party, region or faith to focus on solving problems, is a useful and needed skill right now."

Register in October 2012: Determined Romney is better positioned to "forge the compromises in Congress" necessary to turn the economy around, create jobs and get the federal budget back on track. Romney has made rebuilding the economy his No. 1 campaign priority--and rightly so," and Obama's "best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short." It would not change with a second term," "Barack Obama’s theme was hope and change.

A1994
Centerville, UT

Of course they gave him their endorsement. People are realizing that there isn't a plan for a second Obama term. Hire more teachers? Raise taxes on 'the rich.' Invest in 'green' energy. Please, any Obama supporter, how is that a plan?

bandersen
Saint George, UT

Perhaps the press is beginning to realize that their number one job is telling the truth and that in the end the truth helps the bottom line of the newspaper industry. To say that the election of Romney will end it all is ludicrous. However, people across this land are sick of Newspapers, the government, the selfish, and the powerful pandering to weakness, enriching themselves at the expense of the poor and the ignorant, and destroying the foundations of this country. Romney is just the first step! Obama's policies, regardless of his motivations, are destroying this country. A newspaper's job is to pull the mask off. Newspapers have lost credibility and readership because of how they have handled The People's rights to the truth.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

They endorsed Romney? I guess they really don't care about the country's welfare. Romney wants to go bac to Bush's excesses, and put the country down the toilet in the process.

Nate
Pleasant Grove, UT

Those grapes were probably sour anyway.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

But what about both parties blocking Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, from even attending a presidential debate, similar to Ralph Nader being denied entrance to a presidential debate, even though he held a ticket. Did the Des Moines Register report on that?

I say both parties were complicit in blocking Stein, and having her arrested, because it is well known that the Republican and Democrat parties control the presidential debates, via the Commission on Presidential Debates, Inc.

Ask yourselves why two, powerful parties should be afraid of small, insignificant challengers. Probably for the same reason that Ron Paul's supporters were silenced at the GOP convention.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

ANY newspaper endorsing a republican is big news.

Emajor
"childish, disrespectful, and slightly insulting" Those don't look like the tolerant and diversity-respecting terms we have been told the left embraces.

But if you are referring to nicknames given to presidents, I guess you turn a blind eye to Bush's critics who routinely added "ll" an "it" in small script to strategic places in his name. Please don't tell me you find it more acceptable to refer to a president as the droppings of a male bovine than to refer to one by his initials.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Why is Romney making false claims about the jeep plant In Iowa moving to China?

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

The last time the Des Moines Register endorsed a Republican was 1972, when they endorsed Richard Nixon.

And that turned out great for America, right?

phillyfanatic
LONG BEACH, CA

One more thing about endorsements. There are about 6% real undecideds. If anything can convince them one way or another, it is worth putting it out there. Ads, personal calls, even media events. We shall see. We know Ca. will not be impressed nor NY but some swing states might be.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The President's lacking policies, if any at all, are let's keep the same in the next 4 years as he has had, if he had spelled out any, for our country.

He had a policy of vacations, trips, expenditures, giving money for votes to unions, Czars, and a Benghazi affair that he left in Las Vegas (What happens in Benghazi, stays in Benghazi).

He has a Secretary of State and a Secretary of Defense along with his leadership that couldn't handle the at a moment's notice at "3 a.m." in the morning. The President had plenty of advance warning about Osama Bin Laden so "he" could pull the trigger. In this instance, the President and his highest level appointees could not pull the trigger when our dedicated servants of the United States of America were giving their lives for our country. The two seals even disobeyed th stand down orders of the uppers. They did what any military or civilian servant would do for their comrades in arms. They gave their all and without knowing that they were going to be sacrificed by our Commander-in-Chief and his top advisers. Worse than Watergate politics.

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Furry1993

" Romney wants to go bac to Bush's excesses..."

Another worn out Obama line. Bush did a stimulus and so did Obama. Bush started the bailouts and Obama continued them. Neither man had any business leading the country.

This isn't about Bush vs Obama. It's about waking up from the drunken stupor this government seems to be in when it comes to spending. Think about it, Furry 1993. If government spending were the key to solving our economic problems, as Obama and Biden have both told us, Bush would have never had any economic problems. He spent $4 Trillion! Only to be outdone by Obama's $6 Trillion!

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