Monday, October 29, 2012

Presidential Election 2012 - #4336 - Romney Campaign Bus Being Used for Hurricane Relief Efforts - Townhall (2) Another Major Newspaper Abandons Obama, Polls Show Romney Up, Guy Benson - Townhall (3) Romney Reaps Benefits of Obama Backlash in Coal Counties - Hot Air (4) Romney Sweeps Endorsements of Iowa's 5 Largest Newspapers, Read Their Blistering Critiques of the President Here - Hot Air

Romney Campaign Bus Being Used for Hurricane Relief Efforts - Townhall - In a true example of leadership, Mitt Romney has sent his campaign bus to aid in hurricane relief as Hurricane Sandy prepares to slam into the northeast as early as tonight. Donations were being accepted today at the Romney campaign Virginia headquarters. Ann Romney was scheduled to appear in New Hampshire tomorrow, but has canceled plans so resources can be spent helping people affected by the storm. Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Another Major Newspaper Abandons Obama, Polls Show Romney Up - Guy Benson, Townhall - Last weekend, it was the Orlando Sentinel reversing its 2008 course by endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Now the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is turning heads by following suit: Brush away all the rhetoric, all the vitriol, all the divisiveness from the presidential campaign. To most Americans, only one thing matters — the economy. Four years into Barack Obama’s presidency, economic growth is sputtering. Family incomes are down. Poverty is up. Business owners are reluctant to assume risk in the face of unending uncertainty. Many are holding on by their fingernails, desperate for signs of an economic recovery that will help them provide for themselves, their employees, their customers and their communities. When President Obama came into office in 2009, the economy was in freefall and though untested, he inspired us with his promise of hope and change. Now, four years later, we have little reason to believe he can turn things around. So while we endorsed Obama in 2008, we recommend voters choose Republican Mitt Romney on Nov. 6.  Read more...... Article contributed by Steve Peters.


Romney Reaps Benefits of Obama Backlash in Coal Counties - Hot Air - So that war on women thing didn’t work out very well. Let’s see how the President is doing with the war on coal. Mitt Romney’s battle for Ohio may come down to President Obama’s “War on Coal.” Romney has gained on Obama in the crucial state. Before the Oct. 3 presidential debate, the RealClearPolitics average had Obama up 5.5 points in Ohio. It’s now down to 2.1 points, with the most recent survey showing a tie… Romney’s ace in the hole might be the 18 counties in Ohio that still produce coal. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency regulations targeting coal are not popular in those areas. Thousands of signs in southeast Ohio read, “Stop The War On Coal. Fire Obama,”according to Mark Weaver, a GOP strategist and part of Romney’s legal team in the state. The 18 coal counties gave Obama a margin of about 41,000 votes in 2008. If Romney could produce a five-point swing, he would win the region by roughly 10,000 votes.  Read more......

Romney Sweeps Endorsements of Iowa's Largest Newspapers - The Blaze - Read Their  Blistering Critiques of the President Here - Hot Air - There appears to be immense “lost faith” between six major Iowa newspapers and President Obama in the final days before the 2012 election. On Sunday The Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and Quad City Times and the Sioux City Journal all endorsed the Republican candidate. In 2008, Romney was endorsed only by The Fort Dodge Messenger and Omaha World Herald. The final tally means Romney has now secured an unprecedented sweep of endorsements from the six largest papers in the crucial swing-state. The accomplishment is unprecedented for many reasons. For one, it’s the first time all the papers have collectively endorsed the same candidate in over 70 years. Four years ago, candidate Obama received warm endorsements from three of the newspapers, and Romney is the first Republican to be endorsed by the Register in 40 years.  Read more........

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