Yesterday, the Des Moines Register editorial board announced
it was endorsing Mitt Romney after endorsing Obama 4 years ago. As a part of the reasons given they said "The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House
." It went on to say " His record on the economy the past four years does not suggest he would lead in the direction the nation must go in the next four years
Ouch!!!!! But very true.
Like I said, this had to be very hard for them to admit, given the very liberal slant of the DMRegister these days.
I did have to laugh at 1 line in the explanation
of how they reached their decision. "Opinions expressed by this board in no way affect news coverage, except to the extent than an endorsement itself becomes news
." Yeah, right!!!!! Like I said, as is true of much of the Main Stream Media, the DM Register is slanted to the left & it's coverage shows it.
Even the way they showed the reasons for supporting Romney revealed that. They only focused in on the economy & ignored all the other things Obama did.
1st & formost they ignored ObamaCare, something the DMRegister supported.
Additionally, they totally ignored national defense & what has been happenning in the Arab world. They also ignored many other issues, including abortion, something the DMRegister is very much in favor of.
By doing so, it made it easier for them to write the endorsement in the way they did, that Obama did a good job, he tried, but now it is time to give someone else a chance. It meant that they could avoid saying that Obama has failed as miserably as he really has. It also gives them cover so they don't have to admit to the lie about Obama in this claim " Both President Barack Obama and Governor Romney are superbly qualified."
They know full well that Obama is anything but qualified. They know, & we have seen over the past 4 years how woefully unqualified Obama really is. He has spent more time rubbing shoulders with celebrities, bowing down to dictators & betraying our allies like Israel, than running the country as it should be run.
I think the DMRegister knew that to endorse Obama would hurt their little credibility left if they did.
Notr that it matters much. The once great DMRegister, "The paper Iowa depends on", is no longer great, or much paid attention to outside of Des Moines. It has all but abandoned most of the state. & Iowans have replied in kind by turning elsewhere.
You can thank Gannett, the owners, for that.