Few things shock me in the political realm, but this one did. Quite a few newspapers that endorsed Obama in 2008 are backing Romney this year, but I never expected Newsday to be among them. Newsday has always been the publication for those New Yorkers who find the New York Times to be too conservative. Here is the beginning of the endorsement:
Had Barack Obama done the job of president with the same passion and vision he displayed in seeking it, he would likely deserve another term. He did not.
Against this we must weigh Mitt Romney, an imperfect candidate but one who has a special track record too. From his creation of a vast personal fortune to his successful stewardship of the threatened Salt Lake City Olympics to his governing of Massachusetts, Romney’s life is a tale of success after success, many of them achieved in difficult circumstances.
Romney’s potential to put America back to work earns him our endorsement.
Go here to read the rest. The reactions of outraged Newsday readers are a hoot.