Minnesota and Oregon Newspapers Not Endorsing Obama

The Oregonian in Portland did not include the presidential race in their list of endorsements for 2012.  The Salem Statesman Journal endorsed Romney for President. Both papers endorsed Obama in 2008.  Here is what the Statesman Journal had to say. Romney has solid record The Olympic movement can be so full of infighting and intrigue that it makes Congress seem like child's play. Romney skillfully navigated that political and economic quagmire, replacing scandal with credibility at the Salt Lake Games. Furthermore, Romney served a solid term as governor of Massachusetts. His flexibility on issues has earned him a reputation as a flip-flopper, but we think it actually will be an asset in dealing with Congress. It shows he is not rigid ideologue. Romney has an excellent vice presidential choice in Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who is not the extremist that Democrats have portrayed. Ryan is bright and thoughtful, and his congressional experience complements Romney's background in...(Read Full Post)