Not enough hope and too little change.

That is President Barack Obama's record on the economy, debt and Washington gridlock after four years in the White House.

The State Journal editorial board endorses Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election.

Romney showed as the Republican governor of Democratic-leaning Massachusetts that he can find agreement across the partisan divide. And his vice presidential pick — Wisconsin's U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville — suggests Romney is serious about tackling America's fiscal mess.

Romney has an impressive record of success in the private and public sectors. He's a numbers guy who focuses more on results than ideology. That's why so many of his fellow Republicans during the GOP primary criticized him for not being conservative enough.

Romney has been a strong leader in business and civic life. This includes turning around many troubled companies and the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Romney better understands how and why entrepreneurs and employers decide to expand and add jobs. He's more likely to get the private-sector going strong again.

Romney displayed reasonableness and smarts during the debates. And his view on the most pressing foreign policy question — Iran — is similar to his opponent's.

Yes, Romney did his share of flip-flopping and pandering during the GOP primary to get past stubborn party stalwarts. Yes, Romney's talk of repealing the Affordable Care Act and boosting military spending are unrealistic. We disagree with Romney on a host of social issues, from marriage equality to abortion rights.

This is not an easy endorsement to make.

Obama is the more likeable candidate and inspiring speaker. Obama inherited a mess from his predecessor, Republican President George W. Bush, who was even more disappointing than Obama has been.

Obama got us out of Iraq. He pressured public schools to reform. He gave the final order that got Osama bin Laden.

But this election is about jobs, the slow economy and Washington's dysfunction. Our leaders can't even pass a budget, much less stabilize soaring debt that's burdening our children and grandchildren.

Obama failed to embrace his own commission's bipartisan debt deal. Ryan, serving on the commission, similarly balked at the solid and comprehensive agreement.

But Obama is the president. The buck stops with him. This is now Obama's economy, even though the GOP shares in the blame for partisan games.

It was Obama and his fellow Democrats who went it alone on health care, making subsequent deals even harder to find. It was Obama who too often let Congress steer the ship in circles. It still is Obama who hasn't laid out a clear vision for the next four years.

We endorsed Obama for change last time around. Now we're endorsing change again: Mitt Romney.

Other takes

"Obama often has exhibited pragmatism when conventional liberal responses — As for me, I blame Wall Street! — wouldn't have surprised any among us. That record of pragmatism and focus in a moment of crisis, not his moves in any one policy realm, should help voters decide whether Obama spends the next four years gazing from a window at the Washington Monument — or reading and writing at his red-brick manse in sweet home Chicago. ... Bolstered by his steadiness in office, cognizant of the vast unfinished business before him, we endorse the re-election of Barack Obama."

- The Chicago Tribune


"The Register's editorial board, as it should, had a vigorous debate over this endorsement. Our discussion repeatedly circled back to the nation's single most important challenge: pulling the economy out of the doldrums, getting more Americans back in the work force in meaningful jobs with promising futures, and getting the federal government on a track to balance the budget in a bipartisan manner that the country demands. Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate.

- The Des Moines Register

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JGC
JGC

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AllAmerican11B
AllAmerican11B

Scanning through the comments in this thread, I've realized that the partisan hate is not going to stop until some of you boneheaded partisan idiots are in the streets beating the crap out of each other. You are ALL a pitiful bunch of partisan fools.

I really hope that offended a whole bunch of you.

factcheck
factcheck

First: Your comments are the most partisan of all.

Secondly, and most importantly, you assume that sitting inside your home logging onto partisan web sites that reinforce your own views to produce internal rage is somehow the new norm much like sitting inside a large car gives you license for road rage because you can not imagine the consequences of your childish, dangerous behavior with a 2-Ton missile. In both cases calmly seeing in front of you is at least as important as digesting what is behind you. We were not as hateful when technology did not allow us to live a "life" while sitting in a chair becoming soft in body and mind. Meeting and talking with people in real places with eyes meeting is how we use to connect. Those types of connections helped Archie Bunker get over his hate and expand his world view.

McDonalds destroyed our concepts of the multiple values of a meal with your family to just allowing you to quickly skip from place to place sitting in a car with no purpose in mind let alone the fat and salt laden norm McDonalds help formulate the new norm.

"There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.' "
(1909-1998) US Senator (R-Arizona) Source: Congressional Record, September 16, 1981

AllAmerican11B
AllAmerican11B

factcheck,
Did I offend you? If the shoe fits wear it, your choice.

First: Yep, I've made some comments that could be considered partisan but I do not spew the partisan hate that others choose to spew on this site. In fact, my comment above was an obvious NOT-PARTISAN condemnation of the hate from both sides.

Second: You made a slew of blindly false assumptions about me in your second point, grow up, I don't think like that. In fact, my face-to-face conversations and my internet blogging conversations have something things in common, my opinion doesn't change based on who I am talking to and I treat others the same regardless of an internet connection separating us. I suspect that some of the extreme bloggers on here like ABunkerSuperPatriot, Wis_taxpayer or Shake, etc wouldn't have the guts to speak face-to-face to others in the same way they speak to others on here.

Third: Why did you feel the need to bring religion into this part of our discussion, I said nothing at all about religion.

Maerzie
Maerzie

Also, the G.O.P. is GONE! Forever! There is nothing "GRAND" anymore in a party that has lost ALL its principles and its honor! Since the TeaParty nutcases infiltrated, anything of value in the OLD party disappeared or got destroyed by their selfish GREED. Taking all things "GODLY" out of their policies was the END. I am shocked, that even the ones who professed to be "Christians", were some of the WORST hypocrites with their hate and phony use of the word "God", as bait! Nothing "Christian" is evident ANYWHERE in ANYTHING they do or plan to do. It is ALL selfishness and GREED, besides the hateful, intentional campaign to slander our president, the ONLY "REAL" Christian in the presidential campaign from the outset! Listen to the HATE, spewing out of the other candidates filthy mouths, in their ads, their broadcasts, their actions, and their intended plans!

AllAmerican11B
AllAmerican11B

Maerzie,
You are truley a pitiful sheeple.

Maerzie
Maerzie

Gee, and here, I had always been thinking that the WSJ was run by THINKING Democrats! They should have seen the evil in all the Republican propaganda. Americans do NOT go for lies and devisiveness, which made up the entire Republican Rovian M.O. When Rove is involved, the evil can be smelled a mile away! The Romney-Ryan budget, that the Republicans were so nuts about, cut out almost all humanitarian aid to babies, children, the poor, and the elderly, so THEY could pay for PART of their WELFARE "entitlement" program to THEMSELVES! Robbing from the poor to give to the rich! VERY "Christian", as they always PRETEND to be (in their rhetoric only!) Then, they also continued their scam of being "Pro-Life", when their budget plan PROVED they are only "Pro-Birth"! After all these babies are born, they don't give two hoots about them, and just HOPE they all live to get killed in their unprovoked Republican wars for profit. Roe vs. Wade, involved in their scam to get votes, doesn't save any babies lives, as millions of women used to kill their babies by self-abortions at home. Thge ONLY purpose of Roe vs. Wade was to decriminalize abortions so that the MOTHERS(?) whoi murder their babies wouldn't ALSO die. They USED to die like flies from hemorrhage or sepsis, which is now prevented. Republican Fairy Tales and lies can only last so long! However, God had it figured out, didn't HE??

Theo
Theo

To the WSJ:
1) You are wrong
2) Ha, ha.

array1
array1

I guess we all can see what WSJ endorsements are worth.

AllAmerican11B
AllAmerican11B

Didn't they endorsed Obama last time around? I suppse that endorcement was worthless too.

upwithliberals
upwithliberals

I really don't know what you conservatives are complaining about. You lost. Period. Obama is our president for the next four years and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Progressive liberals won! Please see the face of Karl rove on election night for further explanation. lol

Lynn4300XL
Lynn4300XL

This paper needs to lay people off as retribution for electing Obama.

factcheck
factcheck

Wisconsin State Journal is NOT (repeat) NOT a home owned newspaper but rather a concentrated power house of dozens of Newspapers from east to west coast (see their map at http://www.lee.net/ ). It is a massive corporate interest biased paper with "me-too" sameness culture in all markets. No wonder they endorsed the robot, corporate raider. Maybe the citizens of Wisconsin can raid WSJ by dropping their subscriptions till they simply stop endorsing anyone as many papers have done across the country.

skippie
skippie

Wow, Obama won yet still plenty of hate from the left. Why so?

factcheck
factcheck

Karl Rove, when did you change your name to Skippie ? Skipping the facts. Guess it fits, after all you work at Fox Propaganda Central.

DemoRepubWhoCares
DemoRepubWhoCares

Ahahah looks like he was the wrong pick FOOL

BlackBart
BlackBart

Please stop the charade that the Wisconsin State Journal editorial board is an independent political voice. Sure, you supported Obama in 2008… who didn’t? But endorsing Romney for President shows that you have succumbed to the wiles of a team that tells you that their sound fiscal and business background will be good for the country.

I have been a businessman for the past 30 years, as a VP in the big pharma and medical device world and as President of a few startups. Over those years I have made a lot of money for shareholders of these public and private companies by utilizing sound fiscal and business policies. And I have built a legion of tremendous relationships with co-workers, strategic partners and customers based on mutual respect. Key to building these relationships is the concept that we must all succeed for relationships to work and last. Any deal must make sense to both parties. Trust and telling the truth are the lynchpins of any serious relationship.

If Mitt Romney came to me with his pitch that we should work together to grow our business, I would listen politely to his canned plan, repetitious delivery and lack of details for a few minutes, but then jump to the chase. “Show me the financials,” I would say. “We’re working on them and don’t want to share all of them because that might make it harder to implement after we seal the deal,” they would respond. If I frowned, I’m sure the Mitt and Paul would come up with a new answer. When they badmouthed a colleague in a third party company who had been a friend for years, I would show them the door.

Mitt is a CEO, not a President. And a very specific kind of CEO, the kind that guts companies to free up assets (people, machinery and plants) that can be deployed elsewhere. Unfortunately, people are not interchangeable assets, they are real flesh and blood who need a chance to succeed. They are just noisy assets to Mitt. Ironically, if Mitt was the CEO of your paper, he would have your printing operation sliced and diced so fast, it would make your heads spin. “Printed papers are antiques,” Mitt would say. “I’m just doing you a favor by putting you out of your misery.”

Back to the charade. Ever since I was 18 throwing the lever for McGovern, I have never voted for a Republican candidate… never. I am proud to call myself a Democrat. You guys have endorsed both Walker and Romney within a short period of time. So I think it is time to come up with another name for yourself. It certainly isn’t Independent.

kashka-kat
kashka-kat

Well said BB! Since when should govt be run like a business - goals/intentions are different, Hmmm the comments have been seeming more .... literate....? in the last couple of days - I wonder why.

Sakura
Sakura

I'm really sick of the type of people commenting here who think that the majority voted for a handout. I didn't support Obama, but this is just completely unfounded. So please, take your fantasies about how important and self-sufficient you are, and just go Galt already. Leave. I've had about enough of this complaining.

TheDruidAbides
TheDruidAbides

Clean up on White Whine, aisle 3!!

mhazzard
mhazzard

Wisconsin State Journal supports a criminal who can't release his tax returns...

skippie
skippie

Congratulations to President Obama. I did not vote for you. I don't believe you are the right man for the job, but I will pray for you.

summertime1
summertime1

The Wisconsin Realtors Association is a powerful group in this state and has donated THOUSANDS of dollars to all ;things Republican with the mythical story of the candidate is a great supporter of all real estate concerns. They wanted for whatever reason to get rid of the Dept. of Reg and licensing. It is gone with Walker. That's power! They do a tremendous amount of newspaper advertising. I think endorsement was to keep the Realtors happy. I am a realtor and part of a small minority of Democrats. I am happy to have President Obama again for 4 years. But, the WRA gave thousands to elect Thompson and Ryan. I believe you can check and see how much money they gave. This is a non-profit organization that pays it's employees very well and collects a lot of money from us and uses it for purposes that we have no say in. I like the first comment in this stream-----IN YOUR FACE!

Really an organization that collects money and then uses it in ways that the members do not have a say in? Do you mean like WEAC, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Lawyers assoc, etc??
Now we're Talking about MILLIONs

1111
1111

In your face rightys!!!!!!

Four more years!!!!!!!!

4 more years of failure

Penny
Penny

Exactly. A disaster in the making.

Laudmauth
Laudmauth

The Wisdom of Crowds. The law of large numbers. The Democratic Process. A government by and for the people.

Popular and Electoral numbers clearly show that Obama is the pick. Romney/Ryan just couldn't get the job done.
This restores my faith in the basic goodness and morality of the majority. The hateful, ignorant, selfish, greedy Republicans have been shown the door. The fight goes on but this battle was won...and decisively.

Penny
Penny

Over 5 million votes. A win by just over 200,000. I wouldn't call that decisive. It's a country that is severely divided. Sadly a lot of it is between those who expect to work for what they get and those who think they are entitled to a handout. With the prospects for the next four years being more of the same, its' hardly a time for celebration.

bob3
bob3

Your explanation of two differing types of people in our country, sounds like the propaganda expoused by Goebbels and the Nazi Party back a few years-ago.

Time to end your non-sense.

lav3735
lav3735

To American Right12: How's that humble pie tasting? LOL!

We'll see how it tastes in 4 years when our national debt balloons to over $20-21 TRILLION. I wouldn't be as concerned if Obama had any ideas or signs of slowing this, but I see none...do you? Look 10-15 years down the road.....China's economy will be growing at a higher rate. it is snowballing.....now their citizens have disposable income that they never had before. they are selling and building more cars there now and along with that are all the satelite plants/jobs. Their revenues will support their military and we will be staring at a GIANT power that We owe Trillions too.
I pity the next pres after obama.

poochie2
poochie2

China-sounds like a rich Republican's paradise.So we should follow their lead, yes? Lower worker's wages and benefits so that businesses and corporations can make greater profits with which to re-invest; change government regulations so that the market is open and controlled by the leaders of industry, so that the natural resources of our great country can be utilized with more ease and at greater capcacity than ever before. Then our greater revenues can support a stronger and more vibrant military here at home, the markets will grow, and the messiahs of Wall Street will rise again.

bob3
bob3

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05/24/who-is-the-smallest-government-spender-since-eisenhower-would-you-believe-its-barack-obama/

Stop-it with these unfounded lies about President Obama overspending...Seems like he's quite the opposite. READ and BE INFORMED!!

When you tack-on two unfunded wars, tax cuts during said wars, and the unfunded prescription drug program that were implemented by the previous administration, well, look what happens. Things will get better, if Republicans tuly want what is best for the country. Or maybe, they just want what is best for Grover Norquist?

Buckaroo Banzai
Buckaroo Banzai

Interesting that multiple Lee papers support Romney. Yet, the STL paper did endorse Obama. However, even the conservative CHI Tribune endorsed the incumbent. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that this trend of consolidation of the media has resulted in fewer opportunities for the airing of different viewpoints. Disney, Time-Warner, Comcast, and Fox, currently control a majority of broadcast media.

Thus, your pick of W.M. Romney is not a surprise. It is evident your endorsement serves to foster your corporate needs. Your editorial board should consist of members that recognize meaningful change takes time, and possess enough cognitive skill to see the larger picture. Your stated rationale for this endorsement is a disappointment.

2 of obama's 5 largest donors were media moguls who controlled huge %'s of these outlets.

DRSAA
DRSAA

ECONOMIC REALITY CHECK
There's more to the recent jobs report than meets the eye.

First, although President Obama's Labor Dept. has reported an unexpected increase in jobs in October, the unemployment rate's increase to 7.9% is now higher than the 7.8% rate when he took office (NY Post, 11/3/12, p.24; Politco Pro, 11/2/12). As a result, we have the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since President Roosevelt. (AP, 11/2/12, New Lond. Day).

As a senior economist stated, notwithstanding whatever else in the Administration's report, "we're still not making enough progress to bring that unemployment rate down signifcantly and rapidly." (NY Times, 11/3/12, pp. B1-B2).


The unemployment rate for Blacks and Hispanics is even higher, 14.3% and 10%, respectively, both increasing somewhat since September. (NY Times, 11/3/12, p. B2)

Furthermore, unemployment increased by 170,000 to 12.3 million. (Dept. Labor report (DOL rep.), Empl. Situat. Sum. Table A; AP, 11/2/12, New Lond. Day).

In addition, evidently not counted as unemployed were 2.4 million persons who were "marginally attached" to the labor force, little different than a year earlier. These persons wanted and were available for work, and had searched for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed simply because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks before the Labor Dept. survey. (DOL rep., p. 2.).

Moreover, the unemployment figure rises from over 12 million to 23 million when considering "those stuck in part-time jobs who would prefer to have full-time ones and those too discouraged to search for work." (Wall St. Journal, 11/3/12, p. A6).

In addition, about two out of five of the unemployed have been out of work for over six months. (NY Times. 11/3/12, p. B2).

Furthermore, "[o]ne of the low points in the [US DOL] report was in hourly wages, which remained flat in October after showing barely any growth in the previous several months." (NY Times. 11/3/12, p. B2).

That is not all. According to the National Employment Law Project, while most jobs lost in the downturn were middle-income ones, most jobs since created had been with lower wages. (NY Times. 11/3/12, p. B2).

In addition, the U.S. poverty rate has increased from 12.5% in 2008 to 15.1% in 2011-a jump of at least 20%. (NY Post 10/28/12, p. 34). There are now 44.5 million Americans on food stamps. 47% of these recipients are children, and 48.6% live in cities. (NY Post 10/28/12, p. 34).

One business writer has estimated that at the current rate, "it'll take a decade to get back the 6 million jobs that we've lost since the financial crisis." (John Crudele, N.Y. Post, 11/3/12, p. 27).

Added to all this, many are concerned that Congress will fail to agree on the budget before January. If they disagree, "sharp tax increases and spending cuts will take effect next year and possibly trigger another recession." (AP, 11/2/12, New Lond. Day).

We need a leader who can work with different points of view to reach agreement and who can also develop economic policies to increase jobs, not just food stamps.

President Obama has had his chance, but appears over his head. He appears too divisive and unable to develop consensus. Notwithstanding his speech making skills, his economic policies-includng a massive stimulus, massive deficits and costly health care mandates--have not worked.

It is Romney who offers a fresh start, new leadership, executive competence, and, based on his record as Governor, the ability to bring people together.

He was also steadfast and kept both his head and his cool while Obama tried to assassinate his character

With his economic and leadership experience, Romney appears to have the best chance to get America moving again, and also to keep us safe.

Buckaroo Banzai
Buckaroo Banzai

DRSSA:

A thoughtful retort, but I encourage you to perform a little historical research. One personal opinion is that many expect the economy to switch gears like a light switch. This certainly was not the case in the 30's, nor is it the case now. This comment considers the influence that our engagement in WWII held with our recovery in the 40's. I humbly disagree with your assessment of Romney. He has no history of successful interaction with foreign nations. I realize our economy is paramount, but our international relations remain significant. I also hold concern with his lack of consistency--he say one thing one day and shifts gears the next. His record as gov and the head of an investment firm are also a source of concern.

In the end we are Americans, and unlike many in the media, I do realize that our President is the President for all Americans. I encourage those that depend on FOX or MSNBC to remember this notion.

We only wish he were acting as pres for all. That is much of the problem.....he is not. He is not representing my values or those of the middle of the ideology bell-curve. many polished politicians like Barack and Tammy are saying We are for the middle class......blah, blah, blah. Saying it doesn't make it so,

what's worse. Romney tweaking his position or Obama being wrong the entire time?

gobi
gobi

Romney had no charachter. They man made money by closing American factories. He won't release his tax returns. He dodged the draft as a Mormon missionary ( stayed on an "extra" 6 months in France while the Vietnam War was at it's peak) The man does not tell the truth.

spin it the way you want. The man saved many american companies and jobs as well. He bought companies that were already failing and were going to close anyway.
He has done more charitable giving than possibly all the Dems in the white house and senate combined, and personally worked with downtrodden , poor, etc

bob3
bob3

His "charity" was to the Moemon Church, not non-profit organizations that do actual cahrity work...

skippie
skippie

Lol. fedup lists an opinion page to support his position! I am laughing so hard right now I can hardly breath. Lol. Really? An opinion page? Lol. The left must be quite desperate. Or are you just joking fedup?

paulwesterberg
paulwesterberg

Thanks for including a history of WSJ presidential endorsements.

It shows which side your bread is buttered on and your article full of republican talking points does little to disavow your bias.

skippie
skippie

Fedup, "Al Qaeda is on the run". The cover up to keep that lie going cost American lives. Obama lies lots, over 80 promises broken. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-broken/

Help Obama keep his promise of if he could not fix things in 4 years he would be a one term president. DO NOT HELP THIS MAN LIE!

Both sides say things that are not the whole truth Obama has proven he is in over his head, he is not able to fix the economy. Romney can fix America and get more jobs in this country. Get America Moving, Vote Romney!

Pathetic that our own sitting pres cannot tout his own record, point to accomplishments, or his plans for the future as reaons to vote For him. His only strategy is negative campaigning and to try to demonize the other guy as someone not to vote for. What a losing strategy for Us. We need a leader, not excuses

array1
array1

Romney changes his position on FEMA to gather more votes. Man those guys will say ANYTHING.

Mitt Romney's campaign moved to reassure voters Wednesday that his administration wouldn't leave disaster victims in the lurch, despite his previous lack of enthusiasm for a federal role in disaster relief.

By ANDREW TAYLOR

The Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at a campaign stop in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday.
Related

Seattle Times Election Guide


The headline should read: Romney changes stance on FEMA realizing it may lose him votes. (October 31, 2012, by C.M. Russell) MORE


WASHINGTON — In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is far more supportive of the government agency in charge of coordinating disaster relief.

As he battled for the Republican nomination, he seemed to downplay the federal government's role in disaster response. "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction," Romney said at a debate in June.

Asked by moderator John King of CNN whether that would include disaster relief, Romney said: "We cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids."

A week before Election Day, after a massive disaster, Romney's campaign is reassuring voters his administration wouldn't leave victims in the lurch. With President Obama involved in getting federal funds to those in trouble, the Romney campaign moved to reassure the public it supports a strong program of storm relief.

"I believe that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters," Romney said Wednesday. "As president, I will ensure FEMA has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission ... ."

What the campaign wouldn't do is say whether a President Romney would insist that help for disaster victims be funded by cutting other programs in the federal budget, as many conservative Republicans insist.

Running mate Paul Ryan endorses cutting other spending to pay for disasters

fedup363
fedup363

Skippie,

I hate to say it, but your Mitt's won the Liar Liar race:

The Real Loser: Truth
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/opinion/the-real-loser-truth.html?ref=opinion

And backing a liar with no integrity is not my style. Why you would support someone who lies with impunity, I can't imagine.

Obama 2012

Lionhear
Lionhear

fed--you live in a glass house.

Romney 2012

skippie
skippie

bl
I dont work for the paper. I post way less frequently and way more respectfully than many liberal posters. Its funny how a supporter of the party of tolerance is not at all tolerant.

skippie
skippie

Fedup, the Wisconsin (not Madison) State Journal had to endorse a 4 Pinocchio liar this year. Both Romney and Obama got 4 on some statements. Strange you feel that Romney getting 4 is a big issue but Obama gets a pass on his 4. Neither candidate is perfect. Only one has the experience to get things moving. Vote Romney!

fedup363
fedup363

Endorsing a liar with 4 Pinochio's to his credit and a vulture capitalist.

Way to go State Journal! We know whose pocket you are in.

Laudmauth
Laudmauth

Osama Bin Laden
Stock Market
47%
Automakers


Check
Check
Check
Check
Obama/Biden Check/ Check Voted the right way today

schism
schism

16 Trillion in debt and counting........ .Check
7.9% unemployment...............Check
Murder in Benghazi..................Check

Time for some one to Check out!

The auto companies went through a Govt controlled Bankruptcy. This began while Bush was in office and was passed in a Bi-Partisan manner.
Our military got Bin Laden. 47 % of americans do not pay taxes. Pomney didn't cause this.....he just stated the fact. Obama's campaign strategy counted on those entitled people. He courts them. He makes promises to them in exchange for votes at the cost/expense of the rest of the Payers. We can and should be doing so much better. The national debt is going to bring our children down. You voted worng.

number6
number6

Fair enough. How many votes does the State Journal editorial board get, exactly?

beanlynch
beanlynch

The idea that newspaper editors' opinions are any more relevant than anyone else's is ridiculous. The idea that a newspaper doesn't represent the community that it serves is arrogant. I think you should consider what a newspaper's role is, not to think it's smarter than it's readers and not to represent the opinions of it's owners or editorial staff, but to give it's readers and community the information they're looking for.

Is this person "Skippie" a member of your staff? Because he calls it "our newspaper". Do your employees engage in comments and rooting for candidates? That is very unprofessional! If he's not you should consider limiting comments to one user per topic because the hostile banter towards readers is very uninviting.

schism
schism

Because you disagree with Skippie?!! Not even a good attempt. Be real.
You would be slobbering all over your selves if this paper had pick Owebama.

Laudmauth
Laudmauth

Struggling to regain relevancy, the Clown Paper fails. This is a fart in a windstorm.

Their reach already diminished, the paywall completely ineffective, the Clown Paper goes for a troll move: attempt to stir things up. All 461 "readers" have weighed in. This won't even move the needle.

Try Channel3000, clearing your cookies or simply ignoring the blather spewed by yet another advertising outlet, I mean Clown Paper.

So does this mean you disagree with their other endorsements? You do realixze they picked 9 dems and only 8 Reps

skippie
skippie

Zealheff our paper is not endorsing Romney because its what most Madison readers want to hear. They are endorsing him because he is the better choice for America. Vote Romney!.

zellheff
zellheff

Endorsing Romney? You are seriously out of touch - out of sync - with the majority of your readers. I am amazed your editorial board would make a decision like this.

Most of the readers in this county are the ones who are out-of-touch with reality.
Thank you WSJ for your courageous pick based on facts and not what is popular.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Just got this message from Alan Grayson. I've supported his campaign and many others this election with donations. Thought I would share it with like minded folks who want to save our country.

Dear Archie,

We've reached a fork in the road.

One tine of that fork leads us to full employment; universal healthcare; Social Security, Medicare and pensions; paid sick leave and vacations; progressive taxation; clean elections; a clean and sustainable economy; higher education for everyone who wants it; an end to discrimination; and peace.

The other tine of that fork leads to brutal inequality; endless war; tax breaks for billionaires and multinational corporations; institutionalized bigotry; the destruction of our environment; no growth; no opportunity; no social mobility; and cheap labor.

That fork is this 2012 election.

Don't be surprised if your children ask, "What did you do in the 2012 election?"

Now, I've got that answer covered. I'm prepared to leave my profession behind, and leave my wife and five children each week, to serve in Congress.

What about you? What's your answer?

I'm sorry to say this, but this is one of those rare times when voting isn't enough. You're just going to have to do more - so that you can live with yourself.

It might be making phone calls to your friends, to make sure that they've voted. It might be volunteer poll-watching. It might be driving someone you know to the polls. It might be a last-minute contribution to this campaign, or some other campaign. It might be "virtual phonebanking" with the PCCC or DFA or PDA . It might be an e-mail blast to everyone on your list, sharing your thoughts and making these suggestions about how they can help. If you happen to live in our district, then you can go to any polling place tomorrow, and you will find a Grayson for Congress table there, all day long, where you can pitch in.

Whatever it is in your case, do it. Just do it. So that whatever the future may bring, you can say to yourself, "I did what I could - no regrets."

Courage,

Alan Grayson

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

- Yogi Berra

skippie
skippie

Barack Obama: "Vote, it's the best revenge". This is not a guy that wants to unite us. VOTE ROMNEY!

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Here's what the influential conservative Economist Magazine had to say about the Mittster:

The Economist said it would have chosen Romney if he had maintained his positions from the first debate, or promoted himself as the Romney that ran Massachusetts in a bipartisan way. Even then, however, Massachusetts is a solid Democratic state, with very few Republicans in the state Congress on Beacon Hill. There is not a whole lot of partisan bickering in the golden domed State House of Massachusetts.

The problem for the magazine was that there were too many versions of Romney—and, as they have outlined — those versions come with a lot of dangerous ideas, including:

Foreign Policy: On foreign policy matters, Romney seems too ready to bomb Iran and he has vowed to label China a currency manipulator, something the U.S. Treasury Department has said China is not.

Government Spending: Although he would slash red tape on the domestic front, Romney said he wants to start with huge tax cuts yet again and dramatically increase defense spending. With what revenues? Magazine editors said, “He is still in the cloud-cuckoo-land of thinking that America’s finances can be dealt with entirely through spending cuts. Backing business is important, but getting the macroeconomics right matters far more.”

Economy: Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says.

Doh!

By the way, Romney vetoed over 800 bills as governor of Mass. with more than 700 being overridden by the Democratic legislature. Cooperation indeed!

He also is a tax cheat - a felon who received amnesty from prosecution by closing his hidden Swiss USB bank account in 2009 and paying a penalty. Why doesn't he tell the American public how he has amassed more than 100 million dollars in a tax free IRA account?

He understands how to run a business? Sure if all that means is making money for his investors. Al Capone knew how to make money too. So did John Dillinger. But I doubt if we would want those other crooks as President. Romney is no better. He has stolen the jobs and pensions of thousands of workers while making hundreds of millions of dollars for himself and his investors, who initially included the leaders of Central American death squads. Shame.

To learn more about "Mitt the twit" : http://www.realromneyrecord.com/

skippie
skippie

Buckthorns misses the point. Obama promised to be the great uniter, to bring the parties together. Yet he has not reached across the isle but simply attacks from a distance. We need a president that can work across the isle. Romney has done that. Vote Romney!

Glen
Glen

When the Republicans in Congress unite to fight everything Obama proposes, even programs that they once proposed, it's completely unfair to blame Obama. It's even worse to reward the Republicans for their divisiveness.

MadMan
MadMan

What Glen said. I'm doing the opposite of the WSJ - I'm switching from Republican to Obama. McCain was a man of some honor, and stood up to some of the ridiculous things the extreme elements in his party said. Romney doesn't do that at all.

The simple truth is the Republican party *used* to be a viable option, but they have become overrun with nuts in recent years -- first the neocons & not the tea partiers -- and the only way I'd be comfortable with a President of that party, presiding over a congress of that party, is if that President had deep & reasonable personal convictions. i can't tell if Mitt Romney has any personal convictions whatsoever, let alone "deep" ones. Voting for Romney is like playing Russian Roulette on almost every issue -- you don't know which ones, but you know if there enough issues at stake, maybe many will be ok, but some of them you ultimately find you've shot yourself in the head by voting for him. And there is no way to tell in advance which ones it will be.

buckthorn
buckthorn

A brief history lesson to memory-impaired citizens like "skippie": Obama's health care law was modeled on a Republican idea, hatched by Republican think tanks, originally embraced by dozens of Republican congressional members, and implemented by you know who: Mitt Romney(!). Obama gave in on the mandate, which he was originally against, as a sign of compromise. And as soon as Obama embraced their idea, the Republicans ran away from it, because making Obama fail was their top priority. If that's not reaching across the aisle, I don't know what is. Aside from the Mass. health care law (which he never boasts about any more), Romney did nothing to cooperate with the Mass. democrats, and vetoed hundreds of bills.

WI_Expat
WI_Expat

Array1,

Wow, the presidential campaign has been going on for nearly two years and you just now figured out that Mass is a blue state...the state that had a Kennedy forever, the state that has always been liberal blue for national election after election. Mass, the state that has not been in play this entire election. Mass, that state clumped into the rest of those northwest blue states in love with having a nanny government.

On the ball as always there Array1 (sarcasm)

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

http://mittinyourpocket.weebly.com/why-mass-hates-mitt.html

array1
array1

Reagan carried his home state califorinia, which is as blue as they come.

skippie
skippie

Wow, now there are over 30 major papers that endorsed Obama in 08 that now endorse Romney. It's nice to see that people are finally understand what trouble we are in with the current administration. Vote to fix things, vote Romney!

array1
array1

Even Romnys home state of Massachusetts doesn't want him for president. Obama is up by over 20 points there!

jeaniec
jeaniec

Yes but Obama is tie in his own state of Illinois. Mass. is a dem state

ratterror
ratterror

What are you talking about? In IL Obama leads Romney 57% to 39%

pgunz
pgunz

No wonder so many people are sick of the 'media', it is not your place to endorse anyone. First of all, no one is really going to vote the way they choose because you've endorsed them. Voters and businesses have the right to support those they agree with. As a media buyer, I can not risk who you will or won't support which will my go against what my clients (your potential customers) beliefs.

As if print needed to hurt even more! Hurting with disappointment.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

David Stockman On Mitt Romney: 'He Was A Master Financial Speculator'

In an op-ed in The Daily Beast, David Stockman argues that the Romney campaign’s refrain is “dead wrong" -- the refrain being that the Republican candidate is prepared to help the sputtering U.S. economy because he transformed struggling companies and created jobs. Instead, Stockman says, it’s “crony capitalism” and central bank help that’s made gambling on failing companies a relatively safe bet.

Stockman’s criticism may come as more of a shock given his point of view. Stockman was the budget director for Republican idol Reagan until 1985, when he resigned in protest over deficit spending. He was also a managing director at the now-defunct Wall Street firm Salomon Brothers. and has experience in private equity and leveraged buyouts himself, according to The Daily Beast post.

In Newsweek this week, David Stockman dissected the performance of Bain Capital during the Mitt Romney years. His conclusion: the company was no job creator. Here are some of the stories of those years, with questions for the candidate appended.

THE ZOMBIES
Stockman says Bain’s billions of profits were not rewards for the hard slog of making viable businesses. They were mostly unearned windfalls collected from gambling on markets that were rigged to rise. He calls the companies you left with unsustainable debt “zombies.”

Stockman says the “startling fact” is that four of the ten deals that made big money for Bain ended up in bankruptcy, and for an obvious reason: Bain got its money out at the top of the economic boom of the late 1990s and then these companies hit the wall during the 2000-2002 downturn, weighed down by the massive load of debt Bain had bequeathed them. In fact, nearly $600 million, or one-third of the profits earned by the these companies, had been extracted from the hide of four eventual debt zombies.

ratterror
ratterror

Romney also got millions from the American Tax payer in various deals--the height of hypocrisy.

JRT083
JRT083

I am getting a kick out of reading the hilarious posts by the liberal readers of the online edition of the WSJ. I know from experience that there is no reasoning with most of the liberal posters on this site; they have so bought into the blame shifting the President has used over the last 4 years to remove the spotlight from his own dismal record. The fact is that there has been a leadership vacuum at the top ever since he took office (with the possible exception of implementing Obama Care). The buck has never stopped at his desk; instead there has been a steady stream of buck passing to the Bush administration and the republicans. A real leader would have found a way to get something done, even in a hostile environment. From day one however, President Obama set up an environment in which he was going to get what he and his liberal backers wanted in the health care bill, no input required from the Republicans. Once that was done, all potential for good will for reaching across the aisle was gone.
I am pleased to see that the WJS has seen through the leadership charade the President has been putting on over the last four years.

jinx
jinx

WSJ endorsement of Romney is very disappointing to me...it was tempting to cancel my sub. because of this, but I am a believer of freedom of speech/press... I disagree with the papers reasons for endorsing Romney...Obama tried to get bipartisan support for many things in his term, but the Republicans refused time and again...it should be remembered that from the first day Obama was elected that it was the Republicans goal to get him out and fight against everything Obama tried to push through, maybe after the election, things can go "Forward"...

Gin 1968
Gin 1968

I'm from Massachusetts . . . Vote for Obama. We had the misfortunate to have Romney as our Governor. Learn from my state's mistake!!

Syte
Syte

No, learn why Democrats are all jumping ship and supporting Romney - to all my friends who are Democrats - http://sytereitz.com/2012/11/to-my-friends-who-are-democrats/

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

If you are republican you have to ask yourself...Why would McCain pick Sarah Palin over Romney in '08...what is it about Romney that we don't know yet?

ratterror
ratterror

Good point Bunker, and McCain saw 25 years of Romney tax returns!

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

http://mittinyourpocket.weebly.com/why-mass-hates-mitt.html

yesno
yesno

Besides failing on the economy Obama lied and people died!

"Ambassador Chris Stevens is Dead and Al Qaeda is Alive!"

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. by Mark Twain.

yesno
yesno

REVENGE!!!

That really reveals a lot about Obama. He's not the nice guy some people think he is! He's mean and nasty.

Syte
Syte

Obama attacked his own grandfather viciously, calling him the n-word; no nice guy here!
http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2012/09/11/dsouza-why-did-obama-use-n-word-describe-his-grandfather

bdevil2016
bdevil2016

you guys love ! Come on... one of your poster boys lives off that stuff... what better way to do it, stick it to 'em!!! "They are red, we are blue.... and when we get done they are going to be black and blue!" sound familiar? You can't have it both ways... keep playing your little games. Do you really want to talk about mean and nasty?

rodeodance
rodeodance

John Nichols ‏@NicholsUprising

Final PPP Poll for WI: Obama 51, Romney 48; Baldwin 51, Thompson 48. @thenation @hardball.

skippie
skippie

The economy is growing slower Ann's slower. Unemployment is up this month. The number of people on welfare and foods tamps is up too. Our nations debt is up. We need a change. Vote Romney.

array1
array1

If you need a change then get a lobotomy. We'll all thank you for it.

Typothetes
Typothetes

I don't think a lobotomy would have a discernable affect on you, array1.

bdevil2016
bdevil2016

That's never gonna happen... nice job of spewing the same four points he keeps repeating over, and over, and over.... we get it... now what about his plan? that's right, we will find out after the election... God let's hope we never have to!!

Fur94
Fur94

I doubt any editorial is going to do much to swing voters either way, but I still think editors should make a good effort to do so. I don't see that in this endorsement. The accolades about Romney are fairly generic, and it spends a paragraph calling Romney "unrealistic" and two paragraphs praising Obama's accomplishments.

It's clear the editors feel the economy is the key issue, but even on this point they say "the GOP shares in the blame for partisan games." I do think ending this would be good for the economy, and we could debate how much either party is responsible for the gridlock (and not convince each other) , but the editors should have made the case why they feel Romney will be better.

Their only point on that issue seems to be Romney's term with a liberal Massachusetts legislature, but bringing this up creates other problems. It implies that Democratic legislatures work better with Republican executives then the reverse. As others point out with the number of overturned vetos, a little research into that point makes Romney look like the obstructionist, which works against their point. And a little other research into Romney's polling in MA seems to suggest that Bay State voters are less impressed then the WSJ Editorial Board, further weakening their thesis.

Furthermore, with regards to the economy, I have trouble understanding what the editors are looking for. They feel the economy is sluggish, and they want it to be rolling (like everyone), but what do they feel would make that change? Tax cuts? Cuts to entitlements? If Romney "better understands how and why entrepreneurs and employers decide to expand and add jobs," then he and/or the editorial board should say what it is, so voters can agree or disagree.

In reality, I guess none of this matters. Most people have made up their mind, and an editorial isn't going to do much to change that. But I would strongly suggest the editors put forth more effort, especially with their presidential endorsements. Not only could it help the person win, it looks better on your judgement as editors.

ratterror
ratterror

hear, hear! Well done!

Marie1211
Marie1211

"Too little hope and not enough change".....really? How can you possibly clean up the mess from the Bush administration in that short of time. We can see progress and we are on the right path. I am disgusted that our newspaper would get behind the man who wants to take so many women's rights away. Wait, you probably voted for Scott Walker too. I will NEVER buy a WSJ paper again.

schism
schism

Most of Wisconsin voted for Scott Walker, Twice. He won Twice. Why the bitterness? why the fear monger tone regarding women's rights......Mitt is a champion for women. Why?

Typothetes
Typothetes

Marie, based on some of your clearly erroneous comments, it seems like you don't do much reading or independent thinking anyway. If you don't have an open mind or only read the CapTimes articles, you won't ever get a clear picture of reality.

Wait and see--when Romney is President, women won't lose any of their rights, and they will be richer!

Madjodellie
Madjodellie

I am so ashamed of the WSJ! I cannot believe that you endorsed Mitt Romney! So the economy isn't picking up as fast as we all hoped it would. Romney's policies, which from what little we know about them, are really George W. Bush's policies on steroids. And let's be honest. Obama never had the opportunity to enact his policies because of obstructionists in congress, whose only goal was to make him a one term president. Mitt Romney who has been on every side of every issue? You're endorsing that guy? Really? Oh yes. You bet I'll be looking into cancelling my subscription as well.

schism
schism

Good riddance!

brown
brown

I'm canceling my subscription also.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Why do you feel the need to announce that here? Do you think that you can intimidate the paper into never supporting anything that may not coincide with your views? There is no way that any paper could do that. And any paper that tried would not be worth reading - even free online.

There is a long tradition of newspapers endorsing candidates. The Cap Times certainly does.

Get over yourselves.

walkedwi
walkedwi

That isn't intimidation that is being practiced, it's called voting with your wallet. If you don't like their views you can find news elsewhere. I agree I'm done with them as well, not because they feel Romney is the better choice, because by feeling that way they are blinded fools and we don't have to waste money supporting that if we don't want to. Romney has offered NO PLAN, NO IDEA HOW TO GET TO HIS IDEALS, and of course NO TAX FORMS. He is hiding something plain as day except these editors cannot see that. All Politicians hide things, this Willard however takes it to an art form.

AllAmerican11B
AllAmerican11B

If you do you won't get to read the Cap Times insert either.

they endorsed 9 Dems and 8 Republicans.
Guess you don't like a fair minded middle of the road approach?

apple1
apple1

Had planned to obtain subscription - no more...... I'm astounded that this paper thinks someone who does not have the courage to develop, much less speak about, his vision for America is a viable option as leader of the free world! I've only been able to discern a consistent reference to 'big change' - I do believe that, and it will NOT be anything good for the 99% or the world as a whole.....

schism
schism

Gee.... Most Americans are astounded about Obama's vision for America.
4 years of nothing but Trillions more in debt and grid-locked in partisian despair.
This paper listened to the Romney plan, and noted his track record of working across the isle.

dex444
dex444

What Romney plan, His plan changes from day to day, minute by minute. Depends upon who is he talking to at any one second and his plan changes. He is a LIAR and a paper that supports a liar is not a product that should be produced.

schism
schism

Don't call names. Look at the Romney / Ryan plan. Understand that the guy in office has no plan. Look at the mess we are in!!
This paper reported facts and should be commended for such.

dex444
dex444

I called no one names, I stated a fact. He is a liar. The truth is not name calling. What plan should I look at? The one he said last year? or the different one he had at the start of this year? or the one he had in summer or the brand new ones he had during the debates? He has no plan. He is a liar, just look at commercials the Romney campaign has launched in Ohio. The auto industry had to put out releases because it was a flat and total lie that they were moving all their jobs to China. They are not doing this. It was not true, plain and simple.

schism
schism

Yes Obama took the auto companies through b.k. like Romney suggested, only he threw the baby out with the water...he used tax payer money first and the bankrupted....Romney knew better.
Yes Fiat Chrysler will produce Jeeps in China. That is the plan if you read all and not just listen to politacal redorict.....Always remember, lead with facts - not emotion... Keep your subscription.
Now again try Romeny's 5 point plan and see if it makes sense. It would be good to know now that he is probably going to be president.

What is plain and simple is that Obama had his chance and failed.
I

dex444
dex444

I have already canceled my subscription and there is no chance of my renewing it. We shall see who is going to win tomorrow.

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

dex444
dex444

Makes me feel wonderful, I just canceled my long time subscription to the WSJ. It has become a terrible newspaper and nothing but a sounding board for the republican party who will lie and say anything to get into office. I hope you go bankrupt soon!

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

skippie
skippie

Both Obama and Romney say they can work across the isle (well, Obama used to say this, not sure if he still thinks he can). Only difference is Romney has done it and Obama never has. HELP BRING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER. VOTE ROMNEY!

Northsidestu
Northsidestu

Mr. Romney had 844 vetoes in 4 years as governor and most likely will never be elected in Massachusetts again including this election. Mr. Romney is not a person that really got along or united anybody. The only person who thinks he reached across the aisle is him. FYI Mr. Bush (43) had 12 vetoes in 8 years and Mr. Obama 2 vetoes in 4 years.

mvitch
mvitch

Harry Reid has recently stated, "if Romney wins we won't work with him". How can that idiot keep winning in job loss torn Nevada?

skippie
skippie

56, 59, 60 all are majorities when there are 100 seats. I rest my case. Obama has never been able to work with his own party let alone others. So much for his promise to bring people together. get the economy turned around, vote Romney!

Benedict Ishkott
Benedict Ishkott

One ornery legislator can gum up the whole democratic process with a filibuster. And the whole House is filled with obstructionists.

JThawke
JThawke

Vice president Biden is getting scary !!!!!!!
http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2012/11/05/biden-president-clinton-bankrupted-chrysler/#respond

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-theres-never-been-day-last-four-years-ive-been-proud-be-his-vice-president_660130.html

skippie
skippie

Our Madison Paper lays out the case clearly and factually. The country is a mess, we need change. If you want to see things get better and not stay as they are VOTE ROMNEY!

skippie
skippie

Obama, 4 years control of the Senate, 2 years control of the house. PROOF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Presidents_and_control_of_Congress

Benedict Ishkott
Benedict Ishkott

Gridlock in Congress? Blame the GOP - record setting use of filibusters conducted by Republicans during the Obama administration.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/21/opinion/zelizer-congress-polarization/index.html

skippie
skippie

Harvey, I have never heard any conservative say they want to go back to the Bush days. What amazes me is the number of liberals that don't want change but want to keep the horrible economy we have under Obama. If you enjoy more people out of work, high unemployment, more people on welfare and food stamps then vote Obama. If you want to get the economy rolling again, vote Romney!

GOOD DOG HAPPY MAN
GOOD DOG HAPPY MAN


"Good Morning, lab rats, good morning, Good Dog, how's the hatin', Satan, you old stroonzoe, you?!" Happmann was just as hap as could be, grinning ear to ear.

"Looks like it is time to take these cats down and clean their cages." Good Dog opined, a big grin gracing her funchy, too.

"Right on dog, VOTE FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY." Hap hazarded.

Veritas vos liberabit.

Harvey
Harvey

I can understand how the WSJ endorsed Romney. It is easy to find something you like in someone who takes every stance on every position.

Benedict Ishkott
Benedict Ishkott

What does WSJ pay its non-editorial staff. I bet it's worst than most newspapers. Then again, it is Wisconsin. The wages can't be much better than those in Missouri.

schism
schism

Well, I've been waiting and watching. Congratulations !! I knew Wisconsin would come through!!
As this well written article states, It's time for Obama and his team of Hollywood hero's to get out of the way. He had his time and would have been marked more kindly by history if he would have fulfilled his first campaign statement of not running for a second term if he was unable to lower the debt and inspire America.
Unemployment went up in October!! Higher than it was when he began his term.
He did not even provide a budget for his caucus in his failed term.
Why would he want to try to sink the country further with another 4 years of failed policy and submissive global posturing? Why not? Most media outlets and liberal America do not hold him accountable for this and many more important blatant issues....Benghazi anyone?!
Thankfully there was Fox news to keep Americans informed. Now, along with this paper and I believe about 30 nationally and even CBS coming out of the Obama fog; We are on the move...back into the light of accountability.
My hat is off to you Wisconsin Journal for a long over due reaffirmation of what most of us in America knew all along! I think that - while a little late; By backing Romney/Ryan this paper and many more, has shown us the start of a new era of accountability and true American Patriotism!
Go Wisconsin!!! Go Romney / Ryan!! and to those still singing in the Capital...Go HOME!!
From your fellow patriot hailing from Michigan...Another state on the edge of leaning forward the Romney/Ryan Right way!

skippie
skippie

Buckthorn stop posting lies. About revenge the president was clear. He wants you to vote for revenge. Regarding control of congress. Read Wikipedia. The dems had control of the presidency, the house and the senate for two years and still got almost nothing done. If you have to lie to support your position your position is very weak.

ratterror
ratterror

Nonsense, Obama was making a play on the 18thc adage, "living well is the best revenge" the audience was booing Romney, Obama was just admonishing them, if they oppose Romney's positions they need to get out and vote--nothing more sinister than that, and certainly not as egregious as the out and out lies Romney has been telling. As for the dems controlling the house and Senate for 2 years, that is a LIE, the democrats had the essential super-majority from Al Franken's seating in the Senate in mid July 2009 to Scott Brown's seating in Jan 2010, in other words, Obama had just a few months to get legislation done without the Republican's cooperation which they made clear from day one of his Presidency that they would never give despite how it hurt the country.

Typothetes
Typothetes

Yes, nonsense...you are writing nonsense ratterror!

Since when does " control" mean a super majority? Obama could not get much done with a regular majority in both the House and the Senate for about two years. He does not know how to succeed in Washington.

ratterror seems to be saying that Obama cannot get anyhing done without a Democratic super majority, since it is the minority that prevents him from success. He is admitting that Obama is a weak leader.

ratterror
ratterror

I was responding to "The dems had control of the presidency, the house and the senate for two years" This is simply not true--do you have a problem with reading comprehension? As for getting things done, Obama ended a war and is close to ending a second one, saved the auto industry, brought justice to bin Laden, get healthcare passed, signed the Ledbetter act, jettisoned "Don't Ask Don't Tell," and much, much more. Obama is not a weak leader, he has balls of brass, and that is why he is posed to win a second term tomorrow.

buckthorn
buckthorn

These days, there is no control of the Senate without a super majority. Otherwise, the opposition can just filibuster and kill a bill. I've read (but cannot verify, so do your own research) that the Republicans have filibustered something like 375 Senate bills that would have passed in the past four years. Having a simple majority gets you nowhere on any bill that requires a two-thirds vote. This is how a minority can stop the majority in the Senate.

buckthorn
buckthorn

What lie, skippie? How dare you?! I can see that you don't operate from facts, just your imagination. I feel very, very sorry for you. You can't even carry on an adult discussion.

buckthorn
buckthorn

The Democrats did not have 60 senators until Paul Kirk was sworn to replace Ted Kennedy on Sept. 24, 2009. Before that date, the Democrats had 59 or fewer senators. Franken's seating gave them them only 56 sitting plus 2 independent senators (Robert Bird entered the hospital in May 2009). When Bird returned they had 59.

If any truth-denier out there wants to dispute this with counter facts, let's hear them. Otherwise, admit the truth and stop twisting it with your lies.

Cheezer
Cheezer


Unhappy with our country's direction? Vote for change! VOTE ROMNEY!

Harvey
Harvey

You mean "change back" to Bush's policies.

pathetic that you can't point to Obama's accomplishments or record but must resort to demonizing Romney or scare tactics to disuad voters away from him. If you like Obama so much then tell why to vote FOR him. Should we just compare Obama to Carter as a reason not to vote for him?

mhazzard
mhazzard

Repubs will trust a guy who can't even release his tax returns? What else has he got to hide? We could have had hope and change but all we got was republican filibuster everything. romney wins we go back to bush days...his advisors were bush advisors...romney wins we go back to "dark ages"...

tomtom33
tomtom33

He did release two years of tax returns. That's two more years than Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi released. And it is exactly the number of years of tax returns released by John McCain. The vast majority of John Kerry's money comes from his wife. She released zero tax returns when Kerry ran for President.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

How very convenient of him, considering he received amnesty from felony prosecution for tax evasion in 2009 when he sold his USB Swiss bank account.


Not enough hope and too little change.

That is President Barack Obama's record on the economy, debt and Washington gridlock after four years in the White House.

The State Journal editorial board endorses Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election

So good it needed to be said again.
Great Job WSJ!!!
If you cut through the sound bites, false advertising, etc and actually focus on their records and their plans there is no doubt that Mitt is a better choice. We've seen what Obama did and he is a weak ineffective leader. Mitt has a proven record of being a top exec who can evealuate a situation and make the correct calls quickly. He has been a success at everything he's done, while Obama failed us all.


ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

The Economist said it would have chosen Romney if he had maintained his positions from the first debate, or promoted himself as the Romney that ran Massachusetts in a bipartisan way. Even then, however, Massachusetts is a solid Democratic state, with very few Republicans in the state Congress on Beacon Hill. There is not a whole lot of partisan bickering in the golden domed State House of Massachusetts.

The problem for the magazine was that there were too many versions of Romney—and, as they have outlined — those versions come with a lot of dangerous ideas, including:

Foreign Policy: On foreign policy matters, Romney seems too ready to bomb Iran and he has vowed to label China a currency manipulator, something the U.S. Treasury Department has said China is not.

Government Spending: Although he would slash red tape on the domestic front, Romney said he wants to start with huge tax cuts yet again and dramatically increase defense spending. With what revenues? Magazine editors said, “He is still in the cloud-cuckoo-land of thinking that America’s finances can be dealt with entirely through spending cuts. Backing business is important, but getting the macroeconomics right matters far more.”

Economy: Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says.

Doh!

American Right12
American Right12

The Economist is a European Socialist rag. Be quiet and start looking for work. I have a feeling that business owners will start hiring in a few months.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Hey Genius, The Economist Magazine is an influential conservative publication that just about every wealthy investor reads. DUH

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. by Mark Twain.

Every version of Romeny is soo much better than any version of Obama, so what is your point?

snootyelites
snootyelites

Obama overexposed to the base; a clear indication of RomneyRyan landslide!

American Right12
American Right12

CNN just posted a very close national poll with THIS skew: D+11. D+11? Are you kidding me? You ragweed Liberals better start cleaning your whistles. This is a blowout in the making.

Hammingjusamur
Hammingjusamur

buckthorn is exhibit A as to why you should vote Mitt Romney for president. Like his fellow lefties, he is all emotion and ad hominem attacks. This election, let's vote for reason and civility and leave buckthorn alone to deal with his problem.

ratterror
ratterror

"reason and civility?" LMAO...from Romney and his supporters? You are joking right? Romney has told so many whoppers that he is lucky that Pinocchio is only a mythical character.

busybee
busybee

Mormon Bishop Mittens is a Vulture Capitalist whot pounced upon businesses with other peoples money OPM + investors, loaded them up with debt, bleed them dry with his "management fees" and then dumped them after grabbing the profits.

Ryan is at best 3 degrees off of plumb and a total Randoid.

Thompson is a big time lobbyist oppertunist that who is in it merely FOR Tommy Thompson.

None of these GOP Corporate Sponsered sleezebags and GOP greaseballs are fit to serve in an elected office and will they work for the benefit of the People of Wisconsin or the United Staes because THAT is not in their or the GOP's Game Plan.

I could go on but we all know the truth.

Corporate Media: "The rich telling the middle class to blame the poor" is NOT just a saying, it's a fact.

As has been referenced and stated before -- the Problem in the United States of America IS the GOP!

tomtom33
tomtom33

"I could go on but we all know the truth."

You don't.

American Right12
American Right12

I hope President Romney gives Obama a pardon for what happened in Benghazi. That's the difference between Conservatives and Liberals. WE care about discourse in this country. You people are out to destroy civility here, and you don't care WHO you destroy to achieve that goal.

YOU, sir. YOU epitomize the problems this country faces. Go to blazes.

Tophat
Tophat

"This phoney "revenge" thing is just another sign of Republican desperation." Buckthorn takes the prize for living in an alternate reality.

The most hilarious campaign slogan goes to... Obama for TRUST "you know me and what I have done."

American Right12
American Right12

How about some clarity? Are you middle of the road?

Civil_Citizen
Civil_Citizen

Total BS. Exactly why I don't subscribe to this paper. What a bunch of morons.

American Right12
American Right12

You don't subscribe because it's cheaper to read it online. Tell the truth, man.

WSJ: Sign me up for mail delivery to CA.

JThawke
JThawke

Buckhorn they couldn't even pass a budget in that four months.
IT WAS BUSH'S FAULT
I don't think Bush wasn't working on the budget then.

ratterror
ratterror

The President's budget couldn't be passed because Teabagger's in the House loaded it up with crazy amendments that neither party felt comfortable in passing, stop spreading this distortion, it simply doesn't pass the smell test.

thenate
thenate

Democrats dont forget to VOTE!!

We cant let Romney/Ryan get the credit for rebuilding America when Obama has done so much to right the ship already.

Its obvious whoever wins will already be ahead of where we were 4 years ago.


American Right12
American Right12

You're delusional. We have a national debt 50% higher than 4 years ago. Nearly 40% more on food stamps (are YOU one of them?) And a world public opinion of us in the tank (yet cheering for Obama,) A healthcare law that will destroy Medicare if not surgically removed. You call this "way ahead?" Where are you posting from -- Iran?

skippie
skippie

Vote for revenge buckt. Follow the great uniter, do as he says and vote for revenge.

buckthorn
buckthorn

What a bunch of nonsense.

WAGMAN
WAGMAN

So much ignorance, So little time. How many of you voting for Romney had said " Either you're with us or against us!" or " You cant vote in a new president during a war!" And than questioned the presidents birth certificate? Or would "Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" McCain been better over the last 4 years.

American Right12
American Right12

McCain is NOT Bush. Romney is NOT McCain, nor is he Bush. Hillary Clinton questioned Obama's birth certificate, and you give HER a pass?

You are NOT sane.

lav3735
lav3735

Short term memory! Yeah, lets go back to a recession, nearly a depression with the republicans.
Use your brains, vote democratic for your own good!
OBAMA 2013!

American Right12
American Right12

Sounds like someone sweating food stamp eligibility here.

Bud
Bud

So if Flip Flopper wins and when asked Harry Reid says "our #1 legislative agenda is to make Romney a one term president" how will people feel?

It's obvious that Obama worked on his own b/c the Republicans weren't going to work in a bi-partisan way at all –THAT WAS THEIR STRATEGY THE ENTIRE TIME. If Romney wins I hope the Democrats do the EXACT same thing. No cooperation, obstruction, yell during the state of the union address. I hope they say we're all going to be forced to be Mormons and he's going to relocate the nation’s capital to Salt Lake City. We're all going to be forced to drive guns and drive SUVs no one can have contraception etc.

I don’t need to cancel my subscription, I threw out my renewal notice.

jeaniec
jeaniec

Bud: The dems had control of the house of 2 years and Obama still couldn't get anything done.

lav3735
lav3735

Yes, there are many ignorant people that want to go back to where we were with Bush and Cheney, but don't worry, it won't work. There are many more smart people that want Obama to finish what he has started. RECOVERY!

kickapoo101
kickapoo101

a real mess!!! and a direct path to socialism. no jobs and no freedoms!

American Right12
American Right12

Screen print time again. lav3735, we'll see you Wednesday.

skippie
skippie

Thank you WSJ for trying to stop the division and get thing back on track. When Obama said to vote for revenge, that was the last straw for me. The man ran on uniting the country. What a lie that was.

skippie
skippie

Buckthorn, Obama had complete control for two years and still could not cut the deficit. I guess that Obama cannot work with democrats or republicans. Best to vote for a man that has PROVED he can work across the isle. VOTE ROMNEY!

buckthorn
buckthorn

Check your facts, skippie. The Democrats controlled the House for two years from 2009-2011. But they had complete control of the Senate (60 votes) for only roughly four months, from Sept. 2009 until Feb. 2010. Facts are facts. All you're doing is repeating a lie. Maybe it's time you started reading something other than right-wing whacko web sites.

Shake
Shake

Those 60 votes included Lieberman, an independant, who spoke at the Thug convention and a number of blue dogs who could not be trusted to support their party.

JThawke
JThawke

To the people concerned about Mitt Romney's income and tax returns.
He donated 60% of his income last year to charity.
Biden donated 1%.
Did you donate 60% of your increased income that Obama helped you receive?

Shake
Shake

In 2011, the couple donated 30 percent of their income - more than $4 million - to charity. They claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.

This is mostly to the Mormon church which is more of a PAC than a charity.

Shake
Shake

Bloomberg’s Jesse Rucker reports:
Romney used the tax-exempt status of a charity — the Mormon Church, according to a 2007 filing — to defer taxes for more than 15 years. At the same time he is benefiting, the trust will probably leave the church with less than what current law requires, according to tax returns obtained by Bloomberg this month through a Freedom of Information Act request.

array1
array1

holy $h1T! Just how much money does he have if he can afford to do that?? Now I'm really interested,

Lionhear
Lionhear

Good call, WSJ! The oratory and persona of this "cult of personality" president has become tiresome over the last several years. Time for positive changes in the economy. The cost of feeding a family of 4 has increased 30% during this presidency, gas prices are ridiculous (80 billion to Brazil as aid to drill offshore, but offshore drilling in US denied?, what's with that). Romney will bring some common sense back to the presidency.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

http://www.realromneyrecord.com/

M60610
M60610

Lionhear

YES!

Obama is focused on "Revenge" (even though he is the incumbent), kickbacks to his backers, and sinking the rest of us. .

Romney wants us succeed. VOTE FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY!

ROMNEY/RYAN/THOMPSON 2012!

buckthorn
buckthorn

This phoney "revenge" thing is just another sign of Republican desperation. Your campaign is all about phantom issues and phantom "positions" that change constantly. You are nothing.

M60610
M60610

Come on, Bucky, this all you got? You can do better than that! Come one, try again.

Jonesy
Jonesy

A gutsy call WSJ! Of course there will be push-back and "I'm canceling my subscription!" garbage but you made the right call. Hopefully my new subscription makes up for the bitter tunnel vision idiot who decides to cancel in the heat of the moment. Well, that's how Mr Obama ascended to the presidency. He won over the nation in the heat of the moment. Even Hillary had a ton more experience than this professorial community organizer. A whole lot of style and "cool" with very little substance and ZERO experience. The past four years have been a dismal failure. It's time to give the businessman with significant experience a shot. If things don't look any better four years from now then we'll get rid of him too. But I have a feeling Mr Romney will make Obama look like the amateur he truly is. Let's vote for some REAL hope and change Wisconsin!!

fact_based
fact_based

For intellectual dishonesty and repetition of Romney talking points that are outright lies at worst and half-truths at best, your endorsement takes the cake. Congratulations!
P.S. Where are his tax returns? Every other candidate in modern history made theirs public but not Mitt. Why not? You know why.

jeaniec
jeaniec

Romeny released his last 2 years of tax returns which is all that is mandatory. Releasing anymore would just give dems more to criticize. Meanwhile, we've never seen Obama's college records

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Releasing his 2009 returns would show that Robme was given felony prosecution amnesty for not reporting and paying taxes on his USB Swiss bank account.


jeaniec
jeaniec

Where is the proof of this?

Typothetes
Typothetes

fact_based: if you are so fact-based, please provide the source for your claim that "Every other candidate in modern history made theirs [tax returns] public but not Mitt." Mitt did make some of his tax returns public. Which candidates made ALL of their returns public?

Either provide a source or quit spreading non-fact-based propaganda.

GerriM
GerriM


Romney better understands jobs?
He was a vulture capitalist who sent jobs to China.
That is not job creation.

Lionhear
Lionhear

Don't want an economy centrally planned by the government. Didn't work for the Russians and Chinese, won't work here.

buckthorn
buckthorn

Where do you get the idea that "central planning" is relevant to anything in this country? What a foolish notion. What other whacko ideas do you have?

jeaniec
jeaniec

Buckhorn: Obama's central government is more commonly known as redistribution.

jeaniec
jeaniec

Gerri: What's important is that Mitt Romney has succeeded in almost everything he has endured. His responsibility at Bain was to make businesses profitable and he clearly succeeded. One of his major responsibilities will be to grow jobs in America and he will succeed. Make no mistake, if Obama is elected and he decides to impose more tax on the rich, you will see many, many more jobs being shifted to China

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

http://www.realromneyrecord.com/

Typothetes
Typothetes

GerriM, you are misinformed. Romney is not a vulture capitalist, his businesses only made money when he SAVED businesses from bankruptcy and returned them to profitability.

Romney's companies preserved or created more jobs in the US than in China, by far.

GerriM
GerriM

What the average American doesn't know is how subversive and nefarious the top Repubs are.
Ever since Lewis Powell (soon to become a Supreme court justice) organized the Business Roundtable Council and others in the early 70s this conspiracy to control power and wealth in the US has been their agenda.
Currently, we have the Koch Bros et al continuing this plot.

See Hedrick Smith's "Who STOLE the Middle Class."!!


GerriM
GerriM

The U.S. economy is recovering well
By Fareed Zakaria,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-the-us-economy-is-recovering-well/2012/10/24/9c34df9e-1df0-11e2-ba31-3083ca97c314_story.html

"The International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook makes for gloomy reading. Growth projections have been revised downward almost everywhere, especially in Europe and the big emerging markets such as China. And yet, when looking out over the next four years — the next presidential term — the IMF projects that the United States will be the strongest of the world’s rich economies. U.S. growth is forecast to average 3 percent, much stronger than that of Germany or France (1.2 percent) or even Canada (2.3 percent). Increasingly, the evidence suggests that the United States has come out of the financial crisis of 2008 in better shape than its peers — because of the actions of its government...............

All these good signs come with caveats. Europe continues to weaken. The fiscal cliff looms ominously. But the fact remains, compared with the rest of the industrialized world and the arc of previous post-bubble recoveries, the United States is ready for a robust revival. This is partly because of the dynamism of the U.S. economy but also because of the timely and intelligent actions of the Fed and the Obama administration. "

M60610
M60610

Fiction at its best.

"Recovering well"? If that were true, we'd be feeling it and wouldn't need to read about it from an extremely liberal rag. Ask the 23 million + unemployed how optimistic they feel about a 2nd term under President Incompetent.

ROMNEY/RYAN/THOMPSON 2012

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

U.S. unemployment rate (7.9 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (12.3 million) were essentially unchanged in October, following declines in September.

In October, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 5.0 million. These individuals accounted for 40.6 percent of the unemployed.

The civilian labor force rose by 578,000 to 155.6 million in October, and the labor force participation rate edged up to 63.8 percent. Total employment rose by 410,000 over the mont

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent. Employment rose in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade.

Health care added 31,000 jobs in October. Job gains continued in ambulatory health care services (+25,000) and hospitals (+6,000). Over the past year, employment in health care has risen by 296,000.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for August was revised from +142,000 to +192,000, and the change for September was revised from +114,000 to +148,000.
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/unemployment-rate

Typothetes
Typothetes

Fareed Zakaria is a journalist with an education majoring in political science. He is not an economist nor a business person. America can do Better! And, America should have done better over the last 3.5 years. Vote Romney!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fareed_Zakaria

GerriM
GerriM

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_ap...
Top 50 Obama Accomplishments!

GerriM
GerriM

Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein,Published: April 27
Washington Post
"We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party."

"The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges."

You expect Pres. Obama to make progress with Repubs who from the start opposed him??
Apparently, you are out of touch with what is going on in Washington.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-just-say-it-the-republicans-are-the-problem
E. Mann and Norman J. bernstein,Published\:

Opinions
Let's just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
Republicans have become more extreme than Democrats.

Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, The Washington Post APR 27

Hammingjusamur
Hammingjusamur

I have found that people who accuse others of being hypocritical or racist, are usually themselves hypocrites or racists. Which one are you?

Mind the gap.

jeaniec
jeaniec

You so right. Nothing against Bill Clinton but he clearly opposed Obama during the last campaign. Called his ideas a fairy tale. Long after Obama was nominated the presidential candidate for the dem party, Bill Clinton showed much desdain to Obama. Now, he's acting like his best friend.

I would also love to know the real reason why Hillary has not participated in Obama's campaign. Many voters love her.

American Right12
American Right12

She hasn't participated because she's Secretary of State - AND because (more recently) she's lining up her ducks so that Obama doesn't throw her under the bus when the truth about Libya is finally rammmed down your ignorant throats (and I think she has more than an adequate defense.)

jeaniec
jeaniec

Yes,, I heard she has lawyered up

yesno
yesno

Most of the undecided go with the challenger. Being so close it looks like Romney is going to win!

jeaniec
jeaniec

I so hope you are right

joe
joe

Impressive to see the WSJ give a responsible and mature analysis of the candidates. I voted for Obama as well and usually lean Democrat, but Obama does seem lost with the economy. He seems stuck in handout mode and has never really gotten into growing the economy.

I think politically, he may feel he cannot help businesses grow and hire because the Democrat mantra lately is that businesses are bad and any money or effort put towards them is bad. Of course, anyone who can see past their nose understands that without businesses, there are no jobs, therefore no taxes and ultimately, no government.

It is time for someone who really knows business and how the economy works to take the reigns and that person is Romney.

After going through cutbacks in state government, it still seems that many people still do not understand that if business does bad, government needs to cut. If I was a public employee, I would be hoping that businesses did better so that there would be more tax dollars to pay for my income and benefits rather than go through more cuts.

buckthorn
buckthorn

Since you seem to understand this so well, please tell us: how does cutting government -- or anything else, for that matter -- help the economy, help businesses grow, or help jobs get created?

jeaniec
jeaniec

Buckthorm: Please allow my 2 cents. Romney has a 5 point plan, not just 1 alone will turn everything around, but all 5 will. Those 5 include creating jobs, educating people to do those jobs, cutting spending, etc. Cutting government expenses, will enable Romney to cut income tax by 20% (as he promises to do) across the board. This will keep more money in taxpayers pockets to spend and spending grows the economy. Just a side note, people are afraid of opening new small businesses because of all of the feds regulations and taxes. Obamacare also has potential new businesses holding back. They don't know how this new healthcare plan will affect their bottom line.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

The past weeks have put a spotlight on what the Romney campaign has been about.

To borrow a thought from Forrest Gump: Mitt Romney is like a box of chocolates. You don’t know what you are going to get.

After the old Romney spent the past year supporting the Paul Ryan budget, which calls for a huge tax cut that the Tax Policy Center estimates will cost the country $4.8 trillion over 10 years, the new Romney says he never supported such a huge tax cut.

After swearing that he is pro-life, admittedly to the snickers of the people who knew him, now he swears that abortion legislation is not on his agenda.

After swearing that he will work to scrap the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he now swears that he will support its best features.

After baiting his rich supporters with a rant on the moochers in society — the 47 percent of Americans who pay no federal income taxes — now he apologizes and says that he was completely wrong.

What else is he wrong about? He won’t say.

Should, heaven forbid, the country end up with Romney as president, which Romney will actually show up in the Oval Office — the old Romney or the new Romney?

jeaniec
jeaniec

ABunkerSuperPatriot:

Hi: I listed your questions and then (below) listed my answers. Just a heads up, I enjoy a good debate. LOL

1)After the old Romney spent the past year supporting the Paul Ryan budget, which calls for a huge tax cut that the Tax Policy Center estimates will cost the country $4.8 trillion over 10 years, the new Romney says he never supported such a huge tax cut.

2) After swearing that he is pro-life, admittedly to the snickers of the people who knew him, now he swears that abortion legislation is not on his agenda.

3)After swearing that he will work to scrap the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he now swears that he will support its best features.

4)After baiting his rich supporters with a rant on the moochers in society — the 47 percent of Americans who pay no federal income taxes — now he apologizes and says that he was completely wrong.

5)What else is he wrong about? He won’t say.
6)Should, heaven forbid, the country end up with Romney as president, which Romney will actually show up in the Oval Office — the old Romney or the new Romney?

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/editorial/our-pick-mitt-romney/article_902e45bc-25cc-11e2-a89f-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz2BNfvfVd1

1) Romney has been consistent with a tax cut of 20% across the board. - He’ll be able to do this by cutting departments, expenses that are no longer serves us. Example: 15 military bases in Korea. Don’t need all of them.
2) The fact that he is pro-life doesn’t mean that he is going to try to overcome Rowe vs. Wade. People that have their own opinions on this topic are also aware of the fact that IF (and it’s a big if) this law was overturned, society would revert back to illegal abortions which is much worse . Mitt Romney focusing on this issue would be just as dumb as Obama focusing on Obamacare instead of the economy.
3) His words were that he would appeal Obamacare – this doesn’t mean “everything will be wiped out.”
4) He apologized? For what? What he said is true and makes sense. People that are not working could care less about the 20% reduction in income tax. He won’t get votes from them. Those collecting federal assistance do not want this assistance taken away. They won’t vote for Romney. The list goes on. As we look at the polls, Romney is right about the 47%
5) Everyone has changed their minds (even the Messiah) at one time or another. There are social issues that I was opposed to some years ago. Today, they don’t matter that much to me
6) A man with morals and values. A president that will protect our military men and women when in harms way. A president that will create jobs, turn our economy around and work for the American People

thenate
thenate

Consider my subscription cancelled!

I guess the WSJ is picking the mystery box that is at the very least guaranteeing: A.) cutting support for public education and college grants. B.) Piss-Poor foreign policy. C.) More Fear tactics to get support for wars on Terror, Mexicans, and Drugs. D.) Increased spending on prisons ( which is now costing Wisconsin more than the UW system since Walker has become governor). E.) Zero support for clean energy alternatives. F.) More religion in politics. G.) No real plan to address the healthcare cost explosion (get ready to pay for your preventative care visits again!).

Last time i checked, blue states had the best educational systems in the country. If America is going to get serious about innovation for the future, other than gold digging and moon-shining, we need a strong public school system. I guarantee this wont happen with more republican leadership!!!

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

thesam
thesam

If rape is part of "God's will", then so is abortion or else it would never have happened in the first place.

sonny
sonny

Good call.
BO really does stink.

Karen Mc
Karen Mc

How on god's green earth anyone knows what Mitt Romney will do if he gets to be president is beyond me. His positions wave in the breeze--is there even one on which he's been consistent? Anyone who endorses Romany based on what they think he will do in office is engaged merely in selective listening or wishful thinking.

truedat
truedat

Like how Obama said he will cut the deficit in half and get unemployment to 5.5%.

buckthorn
buckthorn

You know full well that no president can do either of these things on his own. A non-coperative congress has made cutting the deficit impossible. And the government itself cannot do much to directly impact the unemployment rate.

jeaniec
jeaniec

Buckthorn: They can. It's called compromising or packaging which means that everyone gets a little something. The problem with the Obama administration is that it's been my way or the highway

tomtom33
tomtom33

Did you know what hope and change meant?

I endorse Romney based on what he has actually done in life. We need that kind of experience working for us.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

http://www.realromneyrecord.com/

jeaniec
jeaniec

Karen: Obama has no record to run on. Romney has proven results for growing businesses which is the main concern in this election. In addition, people believe that we will be a socialistic society if Obama is re-elected

Glen
Glen

I'm very disappointed that the State Journal doesn't care about Romney's dishonesty in so many areas. Also, that they would endorse the trickle-down economics that have caused so much trouble during all of the Republican administrations in the last 32 years.

truedat
truedat

What areas?

Also please provide obamas dishonesty in proof as well since I'd hate to think that you only believe republicans are liars and dems tell the truth all the time?

Gitmo? Benghazi? Fast and furious? helllllloooooooooooo?

jeaniec
jeaniec


Do you remember, during the last campaign, Obama saying that he wanted all of his administration to take an ethics course? One has to wonder if Obama himself every took a course in ethics

tomtom33
tomtom33

Reagan's tax cuts ignited an economic boom that lasted for 25 years. Hopefully Obama can save us from a similar fate.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Why do keep telling the same lies everyday? Who benefited from your so called economic boom?

AllAmerican11B
AllAmerican11B

ABunkerSuperPatriot,
Why do YOU keep spewing the same old hate and lies every day, you are rarely correct about anything that YOU say, that's probably why you have to copy and paste other people words all the time.

P.S. Everyone benefits from an economic boom regardless of who is President.

I know I did.
We likely all did.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

The Shift from Equitable to Inequitable Growth After 1980: Helping the Rich Has Not Helped the Not-So-Rich

This blog posting will examine evidence behind this issue, through a look at long-term growth in the US (going back to 1870), and how this growth has been distributed between the rich and the not-so-rich (for the period we have data, from 1917). It will find that long-run growth (growth in economic capacity) has been remarkably constant since 1870, which calls into question whether government policies have had much of an effect one way or the other on growth over the long term.

But it will also find that how this growth is distributed among income groups has changed markedly over time. Growth was equitable from World War II (following the reforms of the New Deal era) until 1980, with all income groups (rich and not-so-rich) benefiting similarly. But this changed markedly after about 1980, following the measures deemed the “Reagan Revolution”. Since 1980, the rich have become much richer indeed, while the bottom 90% of households have seen their real incomes stagnate or even decline.

http://aneconomicsense.com/2012/07/20/the-shift-from-equitable-to-inequitable-growth-after-1980-helping-the-rich-has-not-helped-the-not-so-rich/

buckthorn
buckthorn

@AllAmerican: then why has the middle class' real income been dropping for the last 30-plus years, and the wealthy's share of the national wealth gone up? The gap between the two has been increasing for decades.

"Everyone benefits from an economic boom"

Typothetes
Typothetes

I agree with the WSJ for endorsing Mitt Romney for President. I hope readers will examine the WSJ opinon and consider how Mitt Romney's Presidency can help America recover economically and increase prosperity for all Americans. Please vote for the candidate that you believe will make America a better place for yourself, all your friends, and for your family.

May the best candidate win!

pezlikecandy
pezlikecandy

Love it! I used to read this paper every morning at work and I always thought it favored the left pretty heavily, I am so glad to see wsj take this position and prove to me that they're not drinking the liberal kool-aid that is perpetuated in this city through the university and its professors. Romney is not even that conservative, in fact I bet if McCain was our president right now Romney could just as well run against as the democratic nominee. All this talk about canceling your subscription over this endorsement is exactly the kind of reaction I would expect from the far-lefters. I voted for President Obama in 2008 and he has failed to deliver on all of his promises of hope and change. and as far as the social issues like women's rights are concerned, throw it out the window- Romney is not going to make any drastic changes and alone doesn't even have the authority to overturn a ruling by the supreme court (directly, anyway) The policy's that a president changes the most is fiscal and foreign, period. Quit playing party politics and vote for the right candidate... haha literally.

koala
koala

Righties – If you believe Romney is going to win, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go to Intrade and put your money where your mouth is. You can win a serious amount of coin at that site. Come on, you know you're right.

Undecideds – Go back to sleep for the next four years. Oh, wait, you never woke up.

Lefties – Don't get cocky. Vote.

WSJ – Still an irrelevant vanity of the publisher. Way to write a whingy endorsement; we knew you had it in you.

tomtom33
tomtom33

I know that I'm right. I do not know that the verdict of the voters will be right. But I do know that I will abide by whatever that verdict may be.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

You are like a broken clock. Right twice a day.

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

Swilldrummer
Swilldrummer

Apparently you've been sniffing too much Ink...

This Observer
This Observer

Oh, he's what the problem is -- the WSJ editorial board confused "endorsement" with "stiff regurgitation of shallow, disproven talking points."

Which begs the questions: If the same lack of depth shown by the board extends to the WSJ's newsgathering, what's the point of continuing to subscribe? If the people at the top are this lazy and oblivious, what does that say for the entire organization?

There are countless other news outlets that are similarly a mile wide and an inch deep, but don't demand a subscription fee. Yes, it's time for a change -- of newspapers.

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

truedat
truedat

God i love reading all the lefty non thinkers on here go bezerk.

Just like in the recall election, you all are so out of touch. Liberlaism is truly a mental disease as a number of Ph'd's have suggested..

I will say now what i did in the recalls....The left will defend their side and positions at all costs, which is your downfall. On these posts, just like on MSNBC, there is ZERO critique of Obama.

Again, you also do not understand the fabric of this county. Your opinions are made on emotion instead of logic.

Obama lied, failed, and deceived. Yet you all below attack Romney who has not led this country for 1 day, yet you act as if he's an equal opponent to Obama and has already failed.

WSJ made a LOGICAL choice. And my guess is the WSJ has learned immensely from the recall election. Their pick was done as a journalistic newspaper, not a propaganda machine.

None of you have the guts to say "Obama made the mistake of not focusing on jobs his 1st two years in 100% control of the country." If he would have done that, he'd easily be the next president.

Wake up people.

M60610
M60610

Applause! (although some of my good friends are lefties, I think of them as misguided politically)

thenate
thenate

Thats funny, most republicans I know are very hypocritical and/or racist.

Which one are you?

Keep sticking your head in the dirt!

truedat
truedat

Thank you for being a typically liberal and ignoring the basis of my point and choosing not to engage, and just spew and throw insults.

Btw, I'm a minority. Thanks for calling me a racist on a message board.

calme
calme

Name these "number of Ph'd's."

truedat
truedat

Google it. Several papers

BrianSca
BrianSca

Family values lose to corporate greed? It is disappointing to read your endorsement when voting republican is against most people's interest and family values. Who would vote to deny victims of (gang)rape the right of court justice? Most republican senators (30) voted to deny women court justice when rapes are by coworkers contracting with the government.

Mourdock, Atkin and 30 republicans seem to believe rape is God's will and/or that rapists should avoid court justice. You can watch some of the rape nuts "explain" their votes at thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-14-2009/rape-nuts. Google RepublicansforRape and you will see the majority of the republicans who less radical republicans must appease.

Mass insanity or typical republican-caused gridlock? Both, and it epitomizes why democrats cannot overcome obstructionist until voters give democrats a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Two conservative congressional insiders finger republicans for making it nearly impossible for Obama to make significant improvements in our economy. Read, if you can, "It's Even Worse Than It Looks." Listen to the authors by going to npr.org/2012/04/30/151522725/even-worse-than-it-looks-extremism-in-congress.

Now, why was Obama and democrats had difficulty and unable to pass a jobs bill helpful to most Americans? Because the republicans wanted the USA to do poorly so they could use it against him and win this election.

Now vote and show them that we have wised up by voting for democrats.

196ski
196ski

Republican Rape? Let's fact check that:
http://www.factcheck.org/2012/08/another-abortion-falsehood-from-obamas-truth-team/
Yawn, when you don't have a record to run on, you have no vision for the future, you are left with attacking your opponent with anything you can, truth being the first casualty.

Voting Republican is against most peoples interest and family values? The number one problem facing the middle class? A stagnant economy, insufficient job creation and low wages. The current President has zero ideas for fixing that. Don't believe me? Download his 21 page economic vision and find anything, anything, that points towards creating real economic growth. It isn't there. Just the same buzzwords from 08. Obama could very well get re-elected, and if he does the class that is going to suffer the most is the middle class. The "rich" have done just fine under Obama and will continue to do so. The same can't be said for the middle class.

Republican cause gridlock?
If you are going to be honest then you have to look a little deeper.
What do you think the voters told Congress in the election of 2010?
The voters elected a huge number of new representatives and outed some very established ones on both sides of the isle but mostly Democrats. Why, if the populace was so happy with Obama and a Democratic legislature did the people of this country vote overwhelmingly Republican and not just Republican but no-deficit, no new taxes, anti obamacare? You can't blame the legislators for doing exactly what they ran on.

tomtom33
tomtom33

One other little tidbit: if the voters were so happy with the Democrats supermajority, why did deep blue Massachusetts elect a Republican to replace Teddy?

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Why will Romney only get about 30% of the Mass. vote? 800 vetos in 4 years, with more than 700 overridden. Elizabeth Warren is set to replace Brown too.

Fur94
Fur94

I think the Democrats had some issues in that election. The primary was heated, and the candidate that won (Martha Coakley), seemed a little snooty. Brown seemed friendly and campaigned as a moderate. As a Senator, he even voted with the Democrats a few times early on, and I think if he continued to vote bipartisan, he would get reelected, even in MA.

However, I think Senator Brown's election chances started decreasing, because he got pressured to vote with the party. I think Warren is a weaker candidate, and has some of the same personality issues as Coakley, but is making a good case that Senator Brown isn't the moderate he said he was. His election should have been a signal to the Republicans that moderate conservatives can win, even in traditionally Blue states, and they should have let him vote on his own.

yesno
yesno

REVENGE!!!

That really reveals a lot about Obama. He's not the nice guy some people think he is! He's mean and nasty.

longlostbadger
longlostbadger

Did this board actually do any research. They cite Romney as someone who reached across the aisle in Mass. He vetoed 800 pieces of legislation and the legislature override 700 of them. By the end of his term the people of Mass. wanted him to disappear he was so polarizing. HMMM! That sounds familiar.

tacks
tacks

Joe Wilson's "you lie." Jim Demint's "we're going to make health care Obama's Waterloo" (prior to any formal proposals being put forward), and Mitch McConnel's "my job is to make sure Obama is a one term President." I hope that the intransigence of certain republicans is not rewarded, that Obama wins, and these guys are forced to work with the President. I have a hard time believing senate democrats would be eager to work with Romney after seeing that obstruction and personal attacks against Obama got rewarded during election season.

Roadmaster
Roadmaster

The only real bipartisanship Romney brought to MA was when the legislation over turned his nearly 800 vetoes 99.6% of the time (775 to 3), many of them unanimously. By the end of his term even the Republicans were glad to see him go.

eclectic
eclectic

Kudos to the Wisconsin State Journal for taking the right stand.

hamilatonAZ
hamilatonAZ

Dear Editors, Do honesty and principal no longer matter?
Who is Mitt Romney? These are ALL comments made by him:
“I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.” -

“Roe v. Wade has gone too far.” -
“I don’t line up with the NRA.” -

“I’m a member of the [NRA].” -
“I like mandates. The mandates work.” - 

“I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.” -
“I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.” -

“I never really called myself pro-choice.” -
“I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” -

“I did not see it with my own eyes.” -
“I supported the assault weapon ban.” -

“I don’t support any gun control legislation.” -
“I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.” -

“There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.” -
“I will work and fight for stem cell research.” -

“In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.” -
“I would like to have campaign spending limits.” -

“The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their positions without burdensome limitations.”

We know the President and while we may not like everything about him, he's pulled us from the brink. Can we afford to vote for Romney when we may not know who he is?

tomtom33
tomtom33

He's pulled us from the brink? Bush did that with his TARP program and GM intervention. We would have been much better off if Obama had done nothing.

Did we know who Obama was in 2008? And we paid for that mistake.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Mistake? So you would have preferred McCain and the half governor? You need help my friend.

defaultlisa
defaultlisa

Well, the WSJ is on its way out anyway. Might as well make it official.

Typothetes
Typothetes

At least, then, it will take the CapTimes with it. I'm sure that will disappoint you considerably.

buckthorn
buckthorn

The WSJs reasoning for their tepid endorsement is certifiably pathetic. So Obama has no credibility to compromise because he "went it alone" on health care, even though he ditched the liberals' preference for single payer and then the "public option", and went with an approach to health care hatched, developed, and promoted by Republican think tanks and was implemented by Romney himself? And the Republicans then openly declared that their primary goal was to make sure that Obama failed? How far to the right did have he to come to sufficiently "reach across the aisle", WSJ? Get your heads out of the sand, WSJ editors. Make whatever endorsement you want, but don't my goodness, rewrite history to make your endorsement sound "reasonable". This is just plain insulting to anyone with an ounce of intelligence.

Doug Futures
Doug Futures

Hear Hear!

tomtom33
tomtom33

"This is just plain insulting to anyone with an ounce of intelligence."

So, tell me, how do you feel about it?

spotty
spotty

buckhorn you are right on--Obama came in to office with all of Clintons surplus gone on tax breaks for that stupid Bushes rich friends and deregulatory acts over the banks etc etc.--Then we have the 4000 plus young men and women killed in an Illegal "Cheeny"War"None of the above was paid for and the war was completely borrowed and that was covered up to the people. An this irresponsible editorial board wants us to go back to the same policies that caused it all. They say they are endorsing Romney. I ask WHICH ONE?????

Doug Futures
Doug Futures

The elephant in the room [no this is not a Republican joke] is that our competitors abroad probably want Romney to win because he’ll retreat from the American economic development model Germany, China, the EU and others are using to open up markets abroad for their goods. They subsidize their newer innovative industries, the way we did the past 100 years. And now Germany, China, etc are beating our pants off in new foreign markets.

Romney is ideologically opposed to government-corporate partnerships that have worked here and elsewhere, and our competitors couldn’t be happier.

Typothetes
Typothetes

Government/business partnerships are serious sources of government corruption, also know as crony capitalism. American businesses, overall, can out-compete any lazy socialist county in the world because Americans work harder and have the highest productivity per worker in the world. If the US Government does not soak up so much money to waste on non-productive programs, American business taxes will be lower and we can mop the floor with Germany, China and the rest of the EU. And, all the employees of those business will be better off, and the average US citizen will be better off.

Doug Futures
Doug Futures

spooky ... I agree. It's hilarious. Conservatives spend much of their time saying government doesn't create jobs, then say they will create jobs if elected. Sometimes in the same breath! LOL.

MOODY'S PREDICTS the economy will produce 12 million jobs will be created the next 4 years regardless of who is president.

ROMNEY PREDICTS he will create 12 million jobs in the next 4 years. It's another gimme for Romney (take the reins after someone else does the hard work). If elected he can tell conservatives he did nothing. But take credit for creating 12 mil jobs at the same time!

Typothetes
Typothetes

Doug: so Romney isn't lying? Good! Some of your statements, though, are not true.

Republicans do not say that THEY will create jobs. They say that businesses will create jobs while they are in charge. That is a big difference and is also the main difference between fiscal conservatives and socialists. Only buisinesses create wealth in a country, which can then be used to fund necessary government services. The reverse is NOT TRUE: government services do not create wealth that can then be used to fund government services. Once you understand that concept, really grasp it, then you will never vote for a liberal Democrat/Socialist again for the rest of your life.

VOTE ROMNEY/RYAN!

Syte
Syte

Thank you! Sanity has returned to Wisconsin.
Why Democrats are voting for Romney- http://sytereitz.com/2012/11/to-my-friends-who-are-democrats/

spooky tooth
spooky tooth

Romney and Thompson tell us government doesn't create jobs, but if we vote for them they'll create 12 million new jobs and theWSJ agrees. I'm WTF, are we really that stupid?
Thompson cashed in for 13 million on his last DC gig. Fool us once, shame on you Tommy and WSJ, fool us twice Tommy/WSJ and shame on us.

Norwood44
Norwood44

I voted Obama but I kinda like this endorsement. For no other reason than to drive the unions ape crap.

Taylor2
Taylor2

Bravo to WSJ: takes a spine to go against the grid of the thug machine in Madison and all it's unions. you are exactly right, new team is needed, old team, can not coordinate enough political capitol to move anything in the next 4 years, they burnt their bridge with the Healthcare bill, by ramming it down the reps throat. .Scott Walker is living proof that one can negotiate for the better of the state and it's education system. God bless WSJ and your staff for taking a tough stand, but the strong stand for Wisconsin and the Nation.

razor
razor

Yes, well we just decided today after subscribing for over 40 ye that we too will cancel our subscription as a result of this endorsement. The only substantive part of the paper I can get free at the drug store each week. A small town, struggling empty suited newspaper has to be pretty dumb to endorse any one in this terrible print media environment. . Even the right wing Journal-Sentinel knew better than to endorse a candidate for president .

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

snootyelites
snootyelites

Here are some more papers that you should cancel your subscription! Don't worry the Romney administration & Bain Capital will make up for their loss. LOL!

Swing state endorsement tally: Romney 24, Obama 15

Colorado: 2 for Romney; 1 for Obama
The (Colorado Springs) Gazette (Romney)
Denver Post (Obama)
The Pueblo Chieftan (Romney)
Florida: 7 for Romney; 2 for Obama
Florida Today (Romney)
Miami Herald (Obama)
Naples Daily News (Romney)
Orlando Sentinel (Romney)
Pensacola News Journal (Romney)
South Florida Sun Sentinel (Romney)
Tampa Bay Times (Obama)
Tampa Tribune (Romney)
Florida Times-Union (Romney)
Palm Beach Post endorsed Obama in ‘08, but is not endorsing presidential candidates
Sarasota Herald-Tribune endorsed Obama in ‘08, not endorsing presidential candidates this year
Iowa: 4 for Romney; 1 for Obama
Des Moines Register (Romney)
The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette (Romney)
Press-Citizen (Obama)
Quad-City Times (Romney)
Sioux City Journal (Romney)
Nevada: 2 for Romney; 1 for Obama
Las Vegas Review-Journal (Romney)
Las Vegas Sun (Obama)
Reno Gazette-Journal (Romney)
New Hampshire: 2 for Romney
The (Nashua) Telegraph (Romney)
Union Leader (Gingrich then Romney)
North Carolina: 5 for Obama; 1 for Romney
Charlotte Observer (Obama)
Citizen-Times (Obama)
Greenville Reflector (Romney)
The Pilot (Obama)
Raleigh News & Observer (Obama)
Winston-Salem Journal (Obama)
Ohio: 4 for Obama; 4 for Romney
Akron Beacon Journal (Obama)
Athens News (Obama)
Cincinnati Enquirer (Romney)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (Obama)
Columbus Dispatch (Romney)
Lima News (Romney)
The Morning Journal
The Toledo Blade (Obama)
Dayton Daily News endorsed Obama in ‘08, but will not be endorsing this year
Virginia: 1 for Romney; 1 for Obama
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Romney)
The Washington Post serves northern Virginia (Obama)
The Roanoke Times did not endorse in ‘08 nor will they this year
The Virginian Pilot did not endorse in ‘08
Wisconsin: 1 for Romney
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsed Obama in ‘08, but isn’t endorsing this year
Wisconsin State Journal (Romney)
Newspapers that flipped parties in 2012

At least 27 papers that supported Obama for president in 2008 have flipped to endorse Romney for president in 2012. The daily papers include:

Billings Gazette
Cape Cod Times
The Columbian
The Daily Herald
Daily News (L.A.)
Daily Tribune
The Dallas Morning News
Des Moines Register
The Florida Times-Union (which split between McCain & Obama in ’08)
Florida Today
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Houston Chronicle
The Joplin Globe
Naples Daily News
New York Daily News
New York Observer
Newsday
Orlando Sentinel
Pasadena Star-News
Pensacola News Journal
Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
Quad-City Times
Reno Gazette-Journal
South Florida Sun Sentinel
The (Nashua) Telegraph
The Tennessean
Wisconsin State Journal

bobsuruncle
bobsuruncle

$$$Billions in Campaign Advertising BUYS endorsements - ask Newt GrinRich & Mitt RMoney.

spooky tooth
spooky tooth

And they're all owned by the same people. For freedoms sake no group can own more that three tv, radio or print papers.
Our press/journalism sucks, and propaganda channels like fox and right wing hate radio are the worst.

3 of Obama's largest supporters are in the Media business.
We're talking tens of Millions of donations. He pays them back by giving them access and invites to state dinners. Puts them on the board of the Kennedy center, etc..
He hooked up Katzenburg with the Chinese govt so he could make a movie there.

windylakes
windylakes

I don't see any discussion of "climate" change in the WSJ's endorsement of Romney change.
This is a big part of the reason you got it wrong. Obama will push renewable energy and
will make a difference on climate change. Romney would not, afraid of Republican right
extremists. Romney would forfeit the green jobs Wisconsin could get from investment in
renewable energy. Wisconsin does not have any coal mines or oil wells and would suffer
economically from his dirty energy policies. Obama will pursue renewable energy vigorously
in a second term, and Wisconsin will profit from this policy. Those seeking hopeful change
should vote for Barack Obama and more Wisconsin jobs.

tomtom33
tomtom33

If green pays, private industry will do it without government help. If it does not pay, we cannot afford to pay for it.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Big oil pays and their supporters in Congress pay them back a thousand times or more.

Maui Jim
Maui Jim

Let's see...cancel my subscription to the WSJ because I don't agree with their endorsement. Does that mean I should boycott anything Danny Devito appears in because I don't agree with who he endorses? How utterly childish.

And in the first place, who gives one iota as to who or what endorses which candidate. If these endorsements influence your vote then maybe you're too stupid to vote anyway.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

Or jim, maybe, just maybe, it's so much more fun being a child....

Maui Jim
Maui Jim

Yes it is....but at some point you have to grow up!

watchingcarefully
watchingcarefully

Glad there are no hard feelings about cancelling subscriptions. I am cancelling mine ASAP! We can not turn back time or history (period).

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Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

semper vigila

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

Hot off the press from the Romney campaign....

Romney’s Storm Tips:

1. If your home is in the path of Sandy, evacuate to your 2nd or 3rd home immediately.
2. If your home sustains damages from Sandy, ask your parents for money to fix it.
3. Make sure you’ve moved your cars to the top floor of your garage.
4. Sandy is so violent because she was raised by a single mother.
5. Don’t worry about evacuating; if it’s a legitimate storm, your house has a way of shutting itself down to protect itself from damage.
6. My prayers and thoughts go out to the 53% of you.
7. 53% of you will be fine, the other 47% I couldn’t care less about.
8. If you survive, I’ll take credit for it.
9. If you must drive in the storm, use extra strength rope to secure your dog to the roof.
10. Everyone chill out, Sandy will end earlier than male named storms, she has dinner to get on the table.
11. I actually have a bunch of storm survival tips, but I’m not going to tell you them until after the election.
12. Everyone in the path of the storm, don’t be a victim and stop looking for handouts

bobsuruncle
bobsuruncle

Excellent, Well Done, & Spot On!

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

I thought it would be nice to inject a little levity into the discussion.....sometimes we get way too serious.

Tricolor Dog
Tricolor Dog

I'm cutting and pasting this, I hope with your blessings. Expect to see it everywhere.

jeaniec
jeaniec

I live in New York - Under the current administration, people are living in 39 degree weather without any heat or electricity. There are people digging in garbage cans for food who are starving and more than 100 have died. What;'s amazing is just 250 miles down the road, there is everything these victims needs but Obama too busy campaigning to release any funds to help these people.

New York is a dem state - the polls before all this happened showed Obama leading 65-32. However, it was no surprise that for the first time in 4 decades, The New York News endorsed a Republican.

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MichS
MichS

amen!

bobsuruncle
bobsuruncle

I'm sure the WSJ supports Republican State Supreme Court Justices Prosser & Gableman who refer to their female coworker as the "B-word". Women should stop buying the WSJ and businesses who support Romney, Ryan, & Republicans who consider female voters as 2nd Class Citizens.

MichS
MichS

I'm 22 and grew up in Madison reading the WSJ cover to cover on a daily basis. As a recent college grad on a budget, I get what it means to live within my means. Under the direction of President Obama, our nation has not been living within our means. I have never been more proud of the WSJ. Thank you for fully thinking through your endorsement; thank you for providing some balance to the otherwise very liberal Madison media.

This 22 year old sees straight through the celebrity endorsements Obama has been receiving. As the sister of a PFC in the WI Army National Guard, preparing for a year-long deployment, and of a SPC in the U.S. Army, there is no one I trust less with the safety of my brother, sister and their comrades than President Obama. As an underemployed college graduate (with two degrees and an honors diploma), I trust Governor Romney and his knowledge of job creation. If this endorsement causes people to cancel their subscriptions, then so be it.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

Funny how just today all these "new" posters are showing up on these boards.... and what a coincidence, they are all for Romney!

The Romney campaign must have a lot of money left to pay people to post on a Sunday.

MichS
MichS

oh no, just an intelligent individual watching Sunday football, enjoying a bowl of homemade soup & reading the news online.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Honors? Hey sonny boy, if you are so smart you should know that not voting is ignorant, but voting republican is STUPID.

Job creation? You must be kidding, right? Check this out if you want to see what your future would look like with Robme as President: http://www.realromneyrecord.com/

Typothetes
Typothetes

You are hilarious, Wiz_Taxpayer. If there is some big conspiracy where big money buys all the elections, then how did Obama become President in the first place?

The Democratic Party easily has as much money and influence as the Republican Party. Luckily, though, most citizens are smart enough not to believe the crap that the parties spew and actually look at the facts and make up their own minds.

Will you be lonely when no one replies to your trolling posts after the election?

tomtom
tomtom

kind of like the pro-Chinese posters that show up on the boards on other sites whenever a story on China is posted.

they call those posters "50 centers" - they get 50 cents for every post they make

ratterror
ratterror

Mich did you know that the President has increased the budget for the Veteran's Administration by 40% in the 4 years he has been in office? Did you also know that the Ryan Budget (which Romney finds "marvelous") imposes steep cuts to the VA budget? Did you also know that Obama and the democrats presented a bill in the Senate recently that would have dedicated a jobs program specifically for returning Veterans (alas filibustered by the Republicans, but hopefully after the President is re-elected we will see some movement on that.) The President also wants to make sure that you can pay off your student loans by keeping interest rates lower, Mr Romney has made no such promise. You say that you trust the Governor's ability to create jobs, but did you know that when he was Governor of MA only 31,000 jobs were created in his single term, this moved the employment rate a mere 1%, and MA ranked 47th in job creation, (and at it's best, never broke into the top 35 states, and this was at a time of a relatively strong economy) tuition increased 62% after cuts Romney made to the education budget, and taxes also went up 22% (while Romney raised fees, which were regressive hitting the middle-class hard, municipalities had to raise local taxes to make up for slashes to infrastructure that Romney imposed.) Since Romney was in the Venture Capital Business, and specialized in Leveraged Buy outs, there is absolutely no proof that he created jobs, or knows anything about creating jobs, and his mediocre record in MA proves that--after 4 consecutive Republican Governors, the people of MA picked a Democrat to lead them, and at the moment, Obama leads Romney by over 20 points in the state poll.

MichS
MichS

What I know is this. When preparing for deployments (and also even for training), my brother, sister, and boyfriend (who also serves in the Army) all spend their own money buying gear because the gear they are issued is not of the quality their jobs require. I do know the opinions of the many soldiers I've met while on base visiting my siblings. I do know that they are ready for a new Commander in Chief. I do know that President Obama chose not to defend our Consulate in Benghazi; I have no faith that he will defend my brother as he deploys this year. I also know that tomorrow morning, over 500 Admirals and Generals who have had no previous involvement with the election will endorse Romney in a self-paid ad in the Washington Times. I do know that President Obama "promises" to maintain interest rates for student loans. I also know that my debt is my responsibility and that if and when I take out loans, it is on me to pay them back. This is why I worked my tail off in high school, to earn scholarships for college. I also worked to pay my way through school and to pay my bills on time.

ratterror
ratterror

"I do know that President Obama chose not to defend our Consulate in Benghazi"

This is not true, and does not fit the timeline that we do know, decisions about consulate security are made by the State Dept and in Benghazi in specific apparently, by the CIA, a thorough investigation is due in December, since this involves an honorable man like David Petraeus, I expect us to get an honest assessment of what happened on 9/11 --the issue is complex, and part of the problem with security at all embassies is that the Republicans cut 300 million dollars out of the security budget for the State Dept. when President Obama had requested twice that amount for security and repair of embassy structures. As for Admirals and Generals endorsing Romney, a man who dodged the draft through 4 deferments during the Vietnam war even though he protested in favor of it, and a man whose 17 of 22 foreign policy advisers include the same Bush era neocons who lied us into war, that they are doing so in a highly partisan and biased paper such as The Washington Times makes the endorsement suspect in my eyes. Colin Powell has endorsed Obama, a man who, despite his complicity in the phony pretenses to go to war in Iraq, is still admired by many people in this country, and he is, after all, a Republican.

As for education, Obama is only trying to keep student loan interest rates from being usurious--scholarships are not available to every student, and taking out a loan should not compromise a young person's entire future---this has NOTHING to do with paying back debt, but rather with allowing as many young Americans to get an education as possible, Governor Romney suggested that students "borrow" money from their parents, but you and I know in a struggling economy this is just not an option for middle-class or working class families, Romney is simply out of touch when he talks about average Americans, he doesn't have a clue about them and their day to day challenges, and that concerns me.

truedat
truedat

Mitch - GOOD FOR YOU!

My father did what you did in Vietnam and took responsibility for himself. Don't listen to these bozo's.

They are the ones that will march against you and the great people in our military in a heartbeat. They do not respect you obviously by insulting you.

These are the same people who NOT ONCE IN the last 4 years marched against obama and called him a baby killer, and joked about his assassination like they did bush. When Obama did not change ONE THING about our 2 wars. More troops and drone strikes in 2009 and 2010 than Bush EVER DID.

M60610
M60610

Mich S

Good luck to you, your family and loved ones. You have good reason and good observations.

To all of you--God Bless and Godspeed

Romney/Ryan 2012

longlostbadger
longlostbadger

I would say your siblings are more in jeopardy under the warmonger Romney and his neocon buddies who brought you two wars.. Too bad you are so myopic!

truedat
truedat

When obama surged troops into Iraq and Afghanistan was he a war monger?

truedat
truedat

Rat terror you are dead wrong on benghazi. Only the prez can deploy assets and engage threats in foreign lands.

Also, that vote on embassy security funding. More democrats voted for that than republicans.

Please don't be ignorant and uninformed while posting several paragraphs.

Tricolor Dog
Tricolor Dog

You're too young to know anything about what this couple of 19th Century bigots will do to this economy or the vital social safety nets that were put in place after the Great Depression because people actually starved and froze in their homes. It still happens, but you have to actually do a little searching outside of your busy schedule of bar hopping or sorority parties to find out about current events. The economy is recovering, and the deficit is actually lower than it was when Obama took office, by about 30%. The debt is rising, though. Hmmm.....had any economics in school? No increased revenue (taxes), a reduction in federal spending (lower deficit) yet the debt is still rising. I guess we need further tax cuts, right? Wrong...taxes need to go up, Pollyanna. That means you won't pay any more under Obama until you're in the top 2%, but after that you'll be expected to pay what people paid under Clinton's administration which created 25 million jobs and a surplus which his successor pi*s*sed away on tax cuts and the wars that you're so afraid your family might get involved in. I assume you're parents are Republicans - perhaps they can give you some of their money until you get on your feet. Good luck with life - it gets a little more illustrative once you actually do get a job and get out on your own.

MichS
MichS

It amazes me that you think I am too young to read, analyze and form my own opinion on politics and current events. I especially enjoy the fact that because I am 22, I am too young to understand what is going on around me. I was enlightened to learn that I spend all of my free time attending sorority parties and bar hopping. If only you knew my story. I don’t drink. I don’t party. I made a conscious choice not to do that for personal reasons, years ago. I do have a job. The government takes 25% of my paycheck every two weeks for taxes. Thanks too, for making assumptions about my parents’ political affiliations—one of them is a union member.

jeaniec
jeaniec

Great Response MichS. You have a good head on your shoulders.

jeaniec
jeaniec

MichS: I so agree with you. Since the Libya attack, I fear for the safety and security of all our military men and women. I also fear for our own Country's safety. Anyone who has followed the news and can read through the lines knows exactly what has gone on here.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

What’s more telling than a series of quotes from the Romney campaign officials.

At a rally this morning in New Hampshire, when a senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser was asked, what the campaign had planned in the final crucial days. His answer was swift. “Praying'.”

One adviser this morning was even more candid: "I'm not saying Mr. Obama is definitely going to lose."

And finally this from an aide in Dubuque today: "We're the challengers. We always knew we could lose," "They [the Obama camp] never contemplated they could lose."

Flynn09
Flynn09

ELECTION NIGHT ELECTORIAL COLLEGE PREDICTION ; OBAMA 303 ROMNEY 236 called before midnight. AND THOMPSON 48 % BALDWIN 51% OTHER 1%

BananaSplitz
BananaSplitz

Let's see...apparently the words "retards" and "Hip hop President" are now passing for reasonable discourse? For one, I hope people who use the term "retard" never sustain a traumatic brain injury or have a child with developmental delays, and two...racist much? Sad.

Fartinthewind
Fartinthewind

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/2012_newspaper_endorsements.php

Here is a link to papers, their circulations and their endorsements. Please don't bother the rest of us by cherry picking a paper here or a paper there for their endorsement, change, etc.

As for polling? Check out Nate Silver's analysis of the polls and his predictions. He is neither a pollster nor a pundit. He is a statistician who has developed an algorithm for analyzing the polls. He is a numbers cruncher who got his start working in baseball.

His link is http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

tomtom33
tomtom33

Nate realizes that statistical bias could invalidate all of his findings. The poll that counts is taken on Tuesday. Let's see what happens.

Slithy Tove
Slithy Tove

I have subscribed to the WSJ for 18 years. I just cancelled my subscription. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I do not have to pay to have one ideology shoved down my throat. I heard that a lot of people have done the same.

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

RichardSRussell
RichardSRussell

Your front-page blurb (tho not the editorial itself) says that Romney shows "more willingness to tackle the big stuff through compromise."
 
Did no one at all on your editorial board remark on the irony that your stated goal of compromise is in 180° opposition to rewarding the party of obstructionism and negativity with an endorsement? What you're saying, in essence, is that we should positively reinforce the stonewalling of John Boehner and the filibustering of Mitch McConnell just to show how well it worked. Take that attitude if you want — it's certainly consistent with the rigid ideological intransigence of the Tea Party — but don't fatuously claim it has diddly-squat to do with a desire to see more compromise.

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

LiLa
LiLa

Is today April 1?

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

no, but on Tuesday it will be Feb 2nd.

LiLa
LiLa

That!

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

PEW just released it's final national poll before the election.... Obama 50% Romney 47%

Kind of ironic... Romney with 47% don't ya think!


http://pewresearch.org

American Right12
American Right12

Another screen print just taken. Better leave your computer unplugged from the ethernet this Wednesday.

DrStaker
DrStaker

Good for WSJ!!!

MANY OTHER NEWSPAPERS IN AMERICA AGREE!!!

MORE IMPORTANTLY, MANY VOTERS AGREE!!! MITT ROMNEY AND PAUL RYAN ARE CLEARLY THE BETTER CANDIDATES IN THIS ELECTION...BELIEVE IN AMERICA 2012!!!

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

THAT'S WHY ROMNEY/RYAN ARE LOSING! See, I can yell too!

Who care what the newspapers think... it all comes down to the people voting... and right now, more people are voting for Obama than Romney.

tomtom33
tomtom33

How on earth would you know that? We have to count the votes first.

American Right12
American Right12

No yelling here, dude. If you don't care what newspapers think, why do you even bother posting here. See you Wednesday - if you dare to show your virtual face!

RightForWisconsin
RightForWisconsin

Mitt Romney has a plan? What the heck is it?

The editorial board of the Wisconsin State Journal has been duped.
Even the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel won't endorse Romney the fake conservative.

I just called and canceled my subscription to the Wisconsin State Journal.

What a bunch of suckers.

.

RichardSRussell
RichardSRussell

"Mitt Romney has a plan? What the heck is it?"

Haven't you been paying attention? Did you hear what he said yesterday? His plan is the exact opposite.
 
Disappointed? Don't be. Wait till tomoro.

tomtom33
tomtom33

http://www.mittromney.com/sites/default/files/shared/BelieveInAmerica-PlanForJobsAndEconomicGrowth-Full.pdf
and
http://budget.house.gov/fy2013prosperity/

There is much more if you want to look.

They endorsed 9 Dems and only 8 Republicans and many of the liberals on these pages are calling them tea-partiers and republican lovers????
People in Dane county couldn't recognize or find the middle ground with a GPS.

Teh Milw Journal wouldn't endorse Obama either.

snootyelites
snootyelites

First let's clear some delusions. Republicans are 18% more intelligent than Democrats!

http://bluecollarphilosophy.com/2012/04/confirmed-republicans-are-smarter-and-more-open-minded-than-democrats/

Here is where Barack Obama, the first hip hop President puts his money:

1) Las Vegas Sands
2) Dominos Pizza
3) DeVry University
4) China life insurance
5) Exxon Mobil
6) Halliburton
7) Altria - makes Marlboro cigarettes - yummy
8) Cash America - pay day lending
9) ConAgra
10) Apple

Now let's talk! Barack Obama is a China investing, greenhouse gas creating, pay day lending, Smoking, Gambling and fast food business Investor out to make a buck! He is not a messiah or deity. He is money hungry community organizer who knows how to take care of himself.

Mitt Romney on the other hand

1) Gave his entire inheritance to charity
2) Volunteered for his fathers gubernatorial campaign for 1 year
3) Unpaid intern in Governors office for 8 years
4) Mormon missionary in Paris for 2 years
5) Unpaid president of his church for 10 years
6) Took no pay as President of Salt Lake Olympics for 3 years
7) Took no salary as Governor of Massachusetts for 4 years

That's a total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. That's the kind of man Mitt Romney is!

HAVE YOU NO SHAME!

YOU ARE VOTING FOR THAT!

snootyelites
snootyelites

One more thing that great grand pappy Teddy Roosevelt told me: TO ANGER A CONSERVATIVE LIE TO HIM, TO ANGER A LIBERAL TELL HIM THE TRUTH!

RightForWisconsin
RightForWisconsin

That's a hoot, comparing Mitt the phony to Teddy Roosevelt.

tomtom33
tomtom33

No one was comparing Mitt to anyone. Reading comprehension is not your strong suit.

spooky tooth
spooky tooth

Remember Romney/Bain closing a factory in Freeport, IL right now. This company made record profits last year but it wasn't good enough for Romeny/Bain, they fired all the workers, made them train the Chinese or lose any severance pay. And to add insult to injury charged the US tax payers for the cost of flying and housing the Chinese while they were in the US, charged the US tax payers for the cost of moving the jobs.
Oh and they made the Freeport workers take down the American Flag while the Chinese were there, Romeny/Bain was afraid the American Flag in Freeport was insulting to the Chinese.

196ski
196ski

And once again spooky refuses to make any attempt at all to get educated about Bain, Romney, Sensata and the DEMOCRATS that currently run Bain. Obama depends on people like you, stay ignorant my friend.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/look_who_parks_their_cash_at_bain_88KSQrw8BXciEidja2ZQXN#.UEKq76kZnc8.facebook

http://www.examiner.com/article/liberal-lies-and-hysteria-try-to-tie-mitt-romney-to-sensata-closure?cid=db_articles

http://www.examiner.com/article/sensata-astroturfers-to-get-visit-from-al-sharpton

http://twitchy.com/2012/10/15/math-is-hard-libs-insist-romney-owns-51-percent-of-sensata-hint-he-doesnt/

tomtom33
tomtom33

Remember that Romney has nothing to do with Freeport.

American Right12
American Right12

Snide, personally derisive and factually vacant rants from Obama supplicants directed at Conservatives, Fox News viewers, and THIS newspaper:

Desperate cries from what's left of Liberalism in the State of Wisconsin.

Hey guys! Unhappy with WSJ? How about another recall election?

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

If the courts find the activities of voter suppression illegal, then surely those carrying them out and organizing the attack upon our democracy should be brought in front of a judge and jury and tried?
The Republican Party had two objectives in the last four years.

1] Make it impossible to legislate in congress.

2] Disenfranchise as many Democratic Party voters as possible.

They have done this by race baiting, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance, xenophobia and fear mongering, whilst hiding behind a false flag of patriotism.

All with one sole aim, personal profit; and in the meantime if the country suffers, so be it.

It has been shameful and undemocratic all because the majority of people do not see the Republican Party as fit to lead; so the Party resort's to sabotage and electoral fraud.

The NYT fails to make it clear that this is not a bipartisan effort, one party alone is to blame for the disenfranchisement and extra costs and that is:

The Republican Party, from top to bottom and from side to side.

Whether it is successful or not; it is still electoral fraud.

RSaunders
RSaunders

You sound like a hysterical liberal in a deep panic.

I think it is hilarious that you can talk about voter suppression when Obama had the New Black Panthers manning polling stations with billy clubs, then allowed them to go scot-free after they were prosecuted.

M60610
M60610

To the 23 + million of unemployed people: The democrats demand that you suck it up and re-elect President Incompetent. They care nothing for your plight but want their corrupt Obama in at all costs.

Please join me in FIRING Obama at the voting booth. Hire Romney who WANTS you to find work and has a plan for doing so. Ignore the scads of Obama lovers who prefer incompetence over proven records of success.

cscrash
cscrash

Or 12 million if you want to use facts.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

naw... the right doesn't even know what facts are...

tomtom33
tomtom33

And you do?

array1
array1

4 more Republican Quotes Against Mitt Romney Every American Should Take Seriously

1. “He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It’s crazy. You’ve got to release six, eight, ten years back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two. He has to give a big speech in defense of capitalism, and that will elevate, I think, this race above this tactical back and forth, which I do think he’s on the margin of losing.”
~Bill Kristol, criticizing Romney’s refusal to release tax returns on Fox News, July 15, 2012

2. 15. “He glosses over and doesn’t even tell the truth. … Here is a guy who is the ultimate flip-flopper running for president, and he’s attacking me for not being principled? That doesn’t wash.”
~Rick Santorum, campaign event in Tennessee, February 2012

3. 17. “One of Governor Romney’s aides today on television said that Governor Romney, after he wins the primaries, will be like an [Etch A Sketch] — you take whatever he said and you can shake it up and it will be gone, and he’s going to draw a whole new picture for the general election.”
~Rick Santorum, Harvey, Louisiana, March 2012

4.18. “I do not yet know if I will find a Romney presidency more acceptable on foreign policy. But I do know that I must oppose the most recent statements made by Mitt Romney in which he says he, as president, could take us to war unilaterally with Iran, without any approval from Congress.”
~Rand Paul, National Review, June 2012

tomtom33
tomtom33

Would you like to have some of Bill and Hillary's comments concerning Obama that were spoken during their primary battle recounted? I know who I'd prefer answering that 3am phone call.

array1
array1

4 Republican Quotes Against Mitt Romney Every American Should Take Seriously

1. “If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong. I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.“
~Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, calling for Romney to release more years of tax returns, AP, July 14, 2012

2. “Now Mitt is not a perfect candidate. He has a number of problems. It’s hard for him, for blue collar families like mine to identify with him. It’s hard for economic conservatives to identify with him. He needs to do more to reach out to Latinos…”
~Former Republican NY Governor George Pataki, “endorsing” Romney and then telling the world how weak he is as a candidate, MSNBC, April 2012

3. “They (voters) want to know what’s the truth. They’re not interested in a chameleon.”
~Michele Bachmann, criticizing Mitt Romney’s flip flopping, speech in Florida, December 2011

4. “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again. But I will say, if you look at the exit polling data in Illinois, you’ll see that Mitt Romney is broadly acceptable to most of the factions in the party. You have to do that in order to become the nominee…”
~Romney Communications Director Eric Fehrnstrom, describing his boss as a man who can’t make up his mind, CNN, March 21, 2012

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

Harry Reid was right. Bloomberg finally cracked the story... Using a tax shelter called a CRUT (charitable remainder unitrust) that was held by the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons),

Mitt Romney was able to pay zero taxes (legally) every single year from 1996 to 2009. Why did he stop in 2009? Because he would make public his 2010 tax return, that is why. This tax loophole was killed by Congress in 1997.

However those including Romney that were already using it were allowed to continue it. The way it works, is that Romney makes a "charitable" contribution to the Church of Latter Day Saints and it goes into a trust. Since the trust is held by the church, the money is tax deferred.

Any capital gains, are non taxed because of the charities status. Like an annuity, the donor gets a charitable tax deduction and an stream of cash payments. When Romney dies, the church accepts full ownership..

Bloomsberg's attorneys estimate as the Romneys have received these payments, the money that will potentially be left for charity has declined from at least $750,000 in 2001 to $421,203 at the end of 2011.....

Romney has refused to answer any thing on this topic. His campaign puts out that it was all legal.... Legal perhaps.
Ethical for the president of the United States? Well, only if you want a crook running the country.... Imagine! Legally stealing from your church!.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-29/romney-avoids-taxes-via-loophole-cutting-mormon-donations.html

RSaunders
RSaunders

When has Mitt Romney ever been convicted of tax fraud? Never.

And what is it with you liberals that you are so opposed to people keeping their own money?

That money doesn't belong to you.

196ski
196ski

Harry Reid was not right. Harry Reid made unfounded accusations against Romney based on an unnamed and still unknown source. Worse yet he did it on the floor of the Senate. What kind of a person is Harry Reid that he would do that? Is that something YOU admire? I don't care if he is a republican or a democrat to slander someone with ZERO proof is simply deplorable. And what kind of a person buys into it and doesn't call Reid out for what he is? What kind of person makes a post and says Reid was right?

Reid wasn't right and this is beyond boring. The intelligence of the people who buy into this is exactly what is wrong with this country. Ignorant, lazy, and filled with a sense of entitlement.

Go back and read the Bloomberg article. Not limited to the Church of Latter Day Saints and 100% legal. And, as the article states, Romney does not have that much money invested in it.

Obama makes Jeffery Immelt, the CEO of GE the head of his Jobs Commission. GE gets more corporate tax breaks and pays less taxes than anyone and yet Wis_taxpayer never says a word. Or the half of the Obama Administration that OWES BACK TAXES. Come on Wis_taxpayer, where is the righteous indignation? Hypocrite.

cscrash
cscrash

Wouldn't it be easy to prove Mr. Reid wrong by simply doing what all other candidates do, which is to release his tax returns?

tomtom33
tomtom33

Why hasn't Reid released any tax returns? None. How did he rise from humble beginnings to amass a net worth of several millions while he was on the government payroll the entire time?

Tom63010
Tom63010

Wisconsin State Journal agrees with those famous words spoken so long ago by James Carville: "It's the economy stupid"

tonymann
tonymann

Benghazi Facts. 1. The fire fight lasted over seven hours. 2. Live video was available the entire time from both closed circuit cameras on the ground and spy in the sky cameras from overhead drones. 3. US personal at the CIA annex where the
last stand was made were in constant radio contact with their chain of command. 4. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods died on the roof of the CIA annex. They died from injuries suffered from indirect fire from a terrorist mortar team. 5. US personnel had the terrorist mortar 'painted' with a laser targeting devise. 6. Two AC-30u 'Spooky' gunships were assigned to Libya. The laser targeting devise provides Air assets with exact targeting information to avoid collateral damage. Other Air assets were less than 500 miles away across the Mediterranean Sea at the tip of the boot in Italy. 7. US personnel asked for Air Support by radio at least three times. 8. President Obama went to bed and the next day flew to Nevada to campaign. 9. Meanwhile Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods died over their machine gun but their lives saved 30 other US personnel from the terrorists. 10. The Main Stream Media refuses to explore any part of this story other than to promote the idea an obscure internet video is the reason four American citizens died. 11. If the Air support that was repeatedly asked for had been provided the terrorist mortar team would have been taken out. And Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods would have lived. 12. Instead Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods died in the 6th hour of a seven hour attack, unsupported and apparently uncared for. 13. On September 25 in a 30 minute speech to the UN President Obama mentioned the video six times. 14. On October 26th, while on a local radio show, President Obama stated he doesn't know who denied aid to the heros in Benghzi although President Obama acknowledged he was aware of the attack in real time. Conclusion. Please cut and paste and pass this on, someone had to deny the asked for aid. It is important to know whom. And why.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

No one listens to webbie anymore on Benghazi and suddenly a new poster shows up to... you guessed it, push webbies already debunked argument on Benghazi

No ones listening.... go over to the FOX website, they will cheer you!

American Right12
American Right12

The best thing for Obama's personal sake will be for him to lose this election. Obama first pardons Secretary Clinton, then President Romney pardons Obama. I'll bet my stripes on it! The country needs NOT to be subjected to speculations that otherwise are unavoidable.

You naysayers regarding Benghazi (and NO, it hasn't been debunked) have no idea what you're about to be up against. This will make Watergate look like a simple parking infraction. Wis_taxpayer is already on defense, pointing derisive insults towards the highest rated cable news service in this country, and their viewers. So much for objectivity.

Congrats to the Wisconsin State Journal for waking up.

196ski
196ski

Incorrect again, anyone who cares about this country is listening.

Obama Administration allowed the embassy personnel to be needlessly exposed to danger based on the naive belief that projecting "fortress American" was a bad thing. The Obama Administration then when to an extreme in lying to the American people about what happened, long after the truth had begun to come out.

Maybe you accept the administrations behavior surrounding these events but I do not.

RSaunders
RSaunders

As a Californian, I want to speak to the people of Wisconsin

The Democratic Party has destroyed California.

They have turned the Golden State into a 3rd world hell hole.

We have double digit unemployment, we have the worst schools in the country, we are one of the highest taxed states in the nation, and we have a government completely controlled by the Democratic Party, which has been running $20 billion deficits a year.

Thousands of Californians have left and billions of dollars in capital have left the state during the last 4 years.

Liberals have destroyed San Francisco, LA, Oakland, Sacramento and we have other cities in bankruptcy or going into bankruptcy.

The one bright spot of California is Silicon Valley, but Silicon Valley is successful because of private enterprise, notably business related to the internet and smart phone tech.

And many Silicon Valley companies are not expanding here, but taking their expansion plans to other states (Red states) or abroad, because California has the highest income, corporate and capitals gains taxes in the country. It looks like taxes are going up again after the election, which would make California the worst taxed and most regulated state in America.

Barack Obama is planning to do to the entire country what the liberals and Democrats have done to California.

Please, people of Wisconsin, don't buy into President Obama's rhetoric.

He has had four years and he has actually made things worse.

National unemployment is actually higher now than when he took office.

Our economic growth rate is the slowest in US history.

There are more people in poverty and dependent on the welfare state than ever before.

In California, it is even worse under our Democrat run one-party state.

Everything Obama is promising now, he should have done already.

He hasn't kept any of his promises and he has added $6 trillion to the debt, which we have borrowed from China and from future generations.

Dear Wisconsin, please listen to this Californian, who has lived under the destruction of the Democratic Party all his life.

Don't vote for Obama and please elect Gov. Romney to be president.

I

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

hmmm.... coming from an angry old white man.

What did we hear from Republicans all during the 60's.... America! Love it or leave it!

What did we hear from Bush..... you're either with us or against us!

Well, are you with us? or against us? I'm just saying.....

American Right12
American Right12

"I'm just saying....." I hear these words (from the Right as well from the Left) from someone leaving room to walk back absurd comments.

ratterror
ratterror

It seems to me that California had 2 terms under a Republican Governor recently.

tomtom33
tomtom33

And Reagan was Governor as well. However, the State has been and continues to be run by the public employee unions and the Democrats.

American Right12
American Right12

If you consider The Terminator to be a Republican you must be one of the minority NFL fans that actually LIKED those replacement refs. Arnold is married (for the moment) to a freakin' KENNEDY. Skew some more facts dude. No wonder the press thinks this race is close

tomtom
tomtom

to all those Californians out there, please, please, draft Walker to be your governor

please, with sugar on top, please

American Right12
American Right12

@tomtom: DEAL! With a provision - Wisconsin has to take Moonbeam Brown in exchange. Too bad such an exchange is illegal.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

Obama to the Wisconsin Democrats..... Don't worry, I got this!

American Right12
American Right12

I hope your prescription for Xanax is current. Call 911 if you start to lose consciousness.

VitalAtum
VitalAtum

I commend you on the courage to exercise your first amendment right knowing the likes of Sedgeway Boy, Pink Dress Guy, and Hippie Bongstocking will be howling and crying like vampires at sunrise. Some newspapers have not shown the same courage.

Here's hoping it translates to WI going to Romney on Tuesday.

intelligent
intelligent

hey look everyone it's that guy that spends all day posting on craig's list from his mommy's basement. crack a window down there...the furnace fumes are getting to you...how's the fox noise reception in mommy's basement?

VitalAtum
VitalAtum

Considering how clever you are, it's amazing that people still reject Ernesto Guevara as their lord and savior.

nathondotcom
nathondotcom

Really, WSJ! How come you are always on the wrong side of madison the city you supposedly report on? You backed Walker, too. Why not just pack it up and move to Waukesha and let the CapTimes start printing daily, again.

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peoplefirst1
peoplefirst1

The Economist (centrist in depth knowledge) endorses Obama: "Mr. Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don't believe most of what he says". The WSJ endorsement is irresponsible in so many ways! With a POTENTIAL Romney/Ryan presidency say good-bye to the environmental protection. The free-market cannot buy us new clean air, water, food, HEALTH. say good-bye to family planning and say hello to Romania - remember all those orphanages teeming with unwanted children? And say good-bye to a sustainable economy. Waiting for trickle-down to work is like waiting for the tooth fairy.

scorp
scorp

Some reason and analysis coming from Madison is so refreshing ! The losers and panhandlers' screaming demonstrates the validity of the endorsement and their fear that applying for a job may be required to receive welfare handouts. The horrible reality that a booming economy may require them to actually work must be a nightmare . The handouts of taxpayers' money to the panhandlers by the community organizer will cease and good paying jobs will be back.Great job WSJ !

intelligent
intelligent

does your mommy know your using her computer again? shouldn't you be logged on to fox noise? you truly demonstrate what is exactly wrong with the right wing. you think your the only people in the world and are entitle to make broad accusations about your fellow americans. if we had your picture we could use it to promote birth control. stop uneducated people from voting... stop breeding with your relatives!

scorp
scorp

Another uneducated panhandler afraid he may be required to get a real job. The free gravy train is over and its panic time for the losers in life.

Shikasta
Shikasta

I too am so disgusted with this endorsement President Obama has been an excellent president in a severe recession created by the Bush adminstration. Jobs are up,the stock market is up, GM iwas saved, and on and on as others have described so well in other comments. For you to support a person who has changed his stand on every single significant issue is ridiculous. I have subscribed to a local Madison paper for 30 years and I will miss the local news but I can't bring myself to pay for this paper anymore. Like many of my friends I will cancel my subscription.

Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

and on and on???? What an impressive list of accomplishments. LOL. You and both of your friends can cancel your subscription. WSJ will pick up more. You're obviously going to miss the Sunday comics the most.

intelligent
intelligent

with out the comics how will we stay informed on your family and friends! we have not only stopped our subscriptions but we are also going to get advertisers to stop buying ads. we are much more organized then the right wing basement dwellers. if you cancel yours now you might be able to afford some sense of humor and perhaps a book or two to read that wasn't written by some lame fox news person.

American Right12
American Right12

Watch "Red Eye" on Fox News if mommy hasn't already sent you to bed. There's an example of Right Wing humor that should thoroughly screw your drug addled heads into the ceiling. Some "old school" Conservatives have castigated that show, which makes me love it even more. Go ahead, cancel your subscriptions, and Hey! WSJ, why not publish the cancellation letters proudly in your op-ed section. The American Spectator has been doing that for a long time. Longer than most of the Liberal retards here have been alive.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Secondary boycott? I'll bet that you were proud of those unionists who threatened shop owners who refused to display pro-union signs in their shop windows.

happydays
happydays

NY Daily News just endorsed him also -

intelligent
intelligent

they also let man coulter call the president retarded...therefor your point is????

American Right12
American Right12

I don't consider President Obama "retarded," but I DO question his academic achievements. Let's see those college records!

Fillabuster
Fillabuster

You are right it is Obama’s economy now and it seems to be getting better, but you like the people on the east coast who think the power should come on an hour after the hurricane are like 2 year olds.

tomtom33
tomtom33

There is a slight difference between an hour and 3 1/2 years.

middleamerica
middleamerica

This endorsement is short sighted. A republican administration leaves us little hope for improvements in the quality and accessibility of our higher education system. Our children and how they are educated are the best investment in our future. Endorsement of Mitt and Tommy shows how little the WSJ cares about the long term issues that help to secure a promising future, but are so obviously influenced by the big corporate money paying for political advertisements and buying politicians in our state.

array1
array1

Ahh yes , the WSJ. The rag that forbade it's employees from signing the walker recall petition but allows them to sign the walker-led petitions against the overturn of his Illegal legislation.

.......whats the word for that again???

debbie_k
debbie_k

amen :)

tomtom33
tomtom33

What Walker-led petitions? Who was being petitioned?

array1
array1

Walker launches petition drive in wake of Act 10 ruling

You can even sign it online and be added to the mailing list

milt3726
milt3726

The facts about Barack Obama's record are simply indisputable — and disastrous!
—23 Million Unemployed or Underemployed
—49 Million on Food Stamps
—5.5 Million Homes in Crisis/Foreclosure
—$4500 Drop in Household Income
—$5.5 Trillion of New Debt
—$716 Billion in Medicare Cuts
—$2.6 Trillion for Obamacare
—$1.9 Trillion in New Taxes in Obama’s Budget
—100% Increase in Gas Prices
"Four more years of this?
"You've got to be kidding!"
HEY OBAMA, BUSH DIDN’T BUILD THIS, YOU DID!!!

array1
array1

Just imagine where we would be right now if Mcain/Palin had been elected. Chilly thought

tomtom
tomtom

McCain would have appointed Palin as an education task force czar

American Right12
American Right12

How could a sitting Vice President be "appointed" czar of anything? Don't get me wrong - I didn't like McCain, at all! He's been an underachiever most of his life, and his father's pull just barely got him through Annapolis, very close to the bottom of his class.

He DID, however, spend 6 years in the Hanoi Hilton - and told the N. Vietnamese to stuff it when they offered to spring him early, again due to his father's pull. He told the country precisely what he thought of Jane Fonda.

McCain gets mixed reviews in my book. But McCain is NOT Romney, and Romney is NOT Bush. Another thought: Obama is NOT Clinton - and I'm beginning to MISS Bubba.

American Right12
American Right12

You would have been screaming bloody murder about President McCain sending Marines into Libya. One ambassador would still be alive. Osama Bin Laden would STILL dead, and GM STILL on "life support."

"Chill" on that!

Romney/Ryan 2012

edgecrusher
edgecrusher

Oh you forgot --Not even a real ah murikan.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

Great facts there milt.... too bad you forgot to mention that this was a direct result of the Bush ideology and the Republican drunken spending congress.

Let's see gas prices under bush $1.68 per gallon rose to $4.06 per gallon is that a 100% increase..... hmmm

National debt under Bush increased 100% under Obama 60% hmmmm

Job creation under 8 years of Bush 2 million after 4 years of Obama 5 million hmmmm

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the truther
the truther

Ever going to post a fact, or just garbage?

intelligent
intelligent

facts? you can't handle the facts...you have already filled your head with garbage from fox noise

nathondotcom
nathondotcom

So what caused the 23 million unemployed? If i remember correctly... I think those happen 2008! I could be wrong? But wasn't Bush still the president?

tomtom33
tomtom33

Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the war on business.

jeaniec
jeaniec

Obama received a 13 Trillion Dollar Stimulus Package and also had 4 years to turn this economy around. We are just digging ourselves further into the hole if we elect him for 4 more years. The economy is NOT turning around and his 20 page plan is going to work..

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Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

My guess is you won't see anything but garbage? He does claim to watch a lot of Fox New... he can't do math though so he has nothing to offer.

milt3726
milt3726

28 Newspapers (And Counting) That Endorsed Obama In 2008 Change Their Minds In 2012

LiLa
LiLa

Newspapers don't vote so don't go breaking out the champagne just yet.

array1
array1

Anyone really surprised here. Afterall, the WSJ endorsed walker and look what a mess of Wisconsin he has made.

debbie_k
debbie_k

thank you

bookman21
bookman21

Lockstep thy name is Republican.

tomtom33
tomtom33

What percentage of the Democratic Senators had to leave Wisconsin to deny the GOP a quorum? That's right, 100%. Lockstep?

American Right12
American Right12

Forgot about that one, my friend. Hey, are you related to "tomtom?"

Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

The Wisconsin mess is finally being cleaned up. Now we need to take the credit cards away from the federal children in charge.

tomtom
tomtom

I wholeheartedly agree that the credit cards should be taken away from the Federal government.

First start with a 10 percent cut across the board for all of Federal employee pay and benefits.

And top that off with a 10 percent cut of the pensions of all of the Federal workers.

we can't go on spending money we don't have.

American Right12
American Right12

You left out the funding cut for the Department of Education, AND a complete revision of Wisconsin teachers' union benefits. Wisconsin can't spend money it doesn't have, either.

array1
array1

Q: Why is it that the WSJ forbid its employees from signing the recall ballot and yet publically endorse a candidate themselves??

A: Because the editors/owners are hypocrites.

Forwardthinking
Forwardthinking

When you endorsed Tommy, I thought it was stupid, but not expected or unreasonable given Thompson's past as Governor (you seemed to forget his time in Washington completely, however) but this is the last straw. I have been a subscriber for five years. I am canceling my subscription. This isn't about sore losers. This is about reason--and your endorsement is unreasonable. I have been irritated way too many times while reading your paper. Bye-bye.

debbie_k
debbie_k

This is the most ABSURD endorsement ever! It has revealed your paper as a backwards-thinking publication & one that BETRAYS the proud, progressive past of our great state. Thank God so few people actually pay attention to what you believe that your endorsement of Romney won't have an effect on Election Day! ~ I will be relinquishing all my social media ties with you as my protest for sanity in this Presidential election. "Too little change"? CHECK OUT THE FACTS: http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/what-obamas-accomplished

debbie_k
debbie_k

www.barackobama.com/news/entry/what-obamas-accomplished

American Right12
American Right12

@debbie_k: Does that mean you won't be blogging here next Wednesday? Screen print time!

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

One more day left and the polls are widening for Obama.... and the right is freaking out!

It's all over but the shouting.... so let the shouting begin!

bookman21
bookman21

Ours is the side with common sense. Let the chickens hatch before you count them.

Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

No freaking out here. The food stamp line will be smaller next year without Obama.

American Right12
American Right12

These MSM polls are so skewed Jimmy Carter has not been made available for comment. The adjustments are universally counting on Democratic participation equal to the level during the 2008 elections. A fatal mistake! Fox News (believe it or not) is ALSO participating in this sham, but I expect them to be forgiven.

M60610
M60610

It is heartening to see the State Journal endorse Romney despite so many doing their hardest to slur Romney.

The Des Moines paper also endorsed Romney. The Midwest, along with the rest of the country, demands accountability from the White House, not blame, not incompetent leadership, not billions in taxpayer-paybacks to campaign contributors who head companies that go bankrupt.

Romney has PROVEN leadership skills. PROVEN success. Is a PROVEN humanitarian and philanthropist with overwhelming compassion .

I know the left thinks that being a community organizer (in Chicago neighborhoods that still have the highest murder rates) and an Illinois senate career of voting "Present" and a US Senate career of voting "Absent" was a terrific background for being president, and screamed that we were "racist" if we did not buy it.

If you care about people who are struggling to find work to support their families, if you care about getting the US economy up and running, if you care about having a president capable of LEADING and who HAS PRIDE in America and in us Americans, vote Romney/Ryan/Thompson.

Romney/Ryan/Thompson are the best choice to strengthen America. Retired folks should breathe a sigh of relief when Romney/Ryan/Thompson get voted in because Obama is bent on gutting medicare and has NO PLAN to strengthen social security or medicare. He has no plan, period.

There has been plenty of noise, like "Romney flipflops" but NEVER any criticism when Obama changes positions, you see, "he evolves".

We STILL have no answers from the White House about why Obama did NOTHING to protect Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty who were killed in Benghazi. Stevens requested help repeatedly leading up to SEPT 11, we knew EXACTLY where they were, but sent NOTHING in order for Obama to maintain the appearance of a terrorist free narrative for his election campaign, you know, the one where Obama just said that "voting is the best revenge". Revenge? But isn't Obama the incumbent? Just another sign of an incompetent, lying , corrupt and egotistical "leader" who is lost without his teleprompter.

ROMNEY/RYAN/THOMPSON 2012!!!!!!

the truther
the truther

Exactly ^^ Good Job M60610.

To all those who say Romney was some kind of robber baron -- have you ever shopped at Staples or the The Sports Authority, or ever slept on a Sealy Mattress?

The myth about the auto industry -- Facts Bush wrote the $17.4 Billion bailout check in Dec 08 Chrysler and GM declared bankruptcy months later. Fiat was given Chrysler on the cheap and now wants to move production to Italy and China (google it). Mitts plan would have saved the $17 billion and kept ownership US. FACT

Obama/Biden do nothing but fabricate -- disgusting failure in Benghazi and nothing but lies afterward see WSJ editorial today

THE BIGGEST MYTH OF ALL -- the financial meltdown of 08 that started with Lehman Bros --- directly caused by Slick Willy Clintons halt of the work of BROOKSLEY BORN! Watch the PBS Frontline episode - THE WARNING. Financial collapse = stopping Brooksley Born.

No one who is knowledgeable about recent US history and intelligent enough to think clearly would consider Obama/Biden for 1 minute.

Romney/Ryan 2012

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peoplefirst1
peoplefirst1

Just like Romney, this was nauseating. Interesting how most universities postulate liberal policies. But I forget Republicans don't like people who know things in any depth. Republican policies are not only Darwinist and cruel, that would lead the USA to third world status, but also have been proven not to work. Republican congress just hid away a report that clearly states that - as if we needed more proof!
Finally, good-bye to the WSJ - good riddings!!

the truther
the truther

One more thing on the subject-- getting out of Iraq;
Since when do we leave a place where we were victorious in war and nation building? Has everyone forgotten Germany, Japan, and South Korea,and the Phillipines -- wars we fought and won and kept troops in. 70 years we have had troops in Germany and Japan, 60 years in Korea. We kept them there for stability and geopolitical reasons. We should have kept an airbase in Iraq, well defended until we are energy self-sufficient, it would give us great leverage in Syria and Iran............................................... The war in Afghanistan has been mismanaged in every way. LBJ used to pick bombing targets every night from the white house, what effort has Obama put into the war in Afghanistan? Too bad Gen Shwarzkopf is too old. Either win it or get out. Obama has done neither, he has just continued a low level meat grinder. Another failure...................... don't get me started on energy by now all 18 wheelers should be running on LNG derived from Coal .........

ctr
ctr

Very disappointed but not unexpected. We have been thinking about canceling our subscription to the Wisconsin State Journal for awhile and this is the last straw! We just called and canceled!

tomtom33
tomtom33

Don't ever listen to or read a dissenting opinion. That is the certain way to become one-dimensional. You probably shouldn't leave your bedroom, watch TV, or listen to the radio, either.

ytfd100
ytfd100

Why did the WSJ even list an endorsement given all the reservations cited? The editorial is disingenuous to say the election is only about one topic. Skipping lightly over the social issues obscures the clear direction of the conservative zealots to limit individual freedom, rights, liberty, and equality of justice for my daughters is careless.
Finally, your editorial board reused the lame “ending gridlock” as the main reason for your endorsement. Overcoming a gridlock versus an obstruction is not the same thing. Your editorial would seem to imply that overcoming gridlock, regardless of bad legislation and its impact, is acceptable.

tomtom33
tomtom33

We elected Obama to govern, not to point fingers. How is it that he couldn't govern when he had huge majorities in both Houses for his first 2 years?

rt555
rt555

I believe our public newspapars should stick to reporting news and not engage in swaying the public with one sided political views that we see from the media today. I also don't understand how the "hope and change" cool-aid has not worn off yet. Hope is not a strategy. Growing government spending does turn an economy around. It is not sustainable. There are not enough "wealthy people" in this country to pay for all the social programs and stiffling government regulations that the far left democrats like Obama, Pelosi, and Baldwin are pushing. This is not your father's democratic party any longer. Does anyone really believe that our federal government should be regulating what our kids eat in school lunch progams or that citizens are required to buy health insurance or pay the government a fine if you don't. This is just the tip of the Obama iceburg. Four more years this kind of "change" leaves me with little "hope" that America will be the home of the free.

vaportrail
vaportrail

Very well said.

magnum1
magnum1

Quick pick? I don't want a liar in any of our public offices!

tomtom33
tomtom33

You aren't voting?

spooky tooth
spooky tooth

The WSJ pick for 1980 and 84 was Ronald Reagan. The man that started Trickle Down, the man that started the endless flow of money going to the top 1%. The man most responsible for the Middle Class in the US being dismantled.

Conservatives still try and tell us it was Trickle Down that ended the high inflation of the late 70's and early 80's, but it's a lie. In the mid 70's OPEC raised oil prices and brought all Western Countries to their knees, high inflation was world wide. What ended high inflation was North Sea Oil. In the early 80's North Sea Oil stated pumping and broke the stranglehold OPEC had on the world, inflation came down and everyone, including Europe and Japan's economies took off again.

So now in 2012 the WSJ gives us a Vulture Capitalist from Bain. A man who hid money in foreign bank accounts to avoid paying his share of taxes. A man that hasn't stood firm on any issues, except one, more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. And Paul Ryan, the man that wants to hand SS to Wall St. The man that wants to give Big Drug and Big Insurance Medicare. The man that said no to abortions even if it was rape or incest. And both these men want to end public education.

Anyone with a half a brain knows the US is a million miles from where we were four years ago. The stock market has doubled, the US Auto Industry was saved. Slowly but surely jobs are coming back, unemployment under 8% and more than 170,000 jobs created in October. And for 45,000 thousand of americans that died prematurely every year due to lack of insurance, they're covered now. Lack of Insurance was the leading cause for bankruptcy, that will change now too. Vote Obama!


tomtom33
tomtom33

Reagan's tax cuts ignited an economic boom that lasted for 25 years. Obama can save us from that fate.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Just how do you define the economic boom? More importantly who benefited from the so called boom?

snootyelites
snootyelites

Dane county liberals please pull your head out of the sand. More than 65% of newspapers that endorsed Bronco Bamma in 2008 now gave him huge thumbs down! As we speak Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio all are flipping the bird to Bronco Bamma! This election could easily turn into a Romney Ryan landslide! While alternate reality is some times a human condition, a therapist might tell you it could also be a mental disease. So stay at home, wrap yourself in a blanket and chug some hot chocolate. Even better contemplate the MORMONS are coming! LOL!

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vaportrail
vaportrail

You need to put a “Not” in front of your moniker.

bookman21
bookman21

I think that it's a good thing that you TYPE your comments. You should not be allowed sharp objects.

ferobson
ferobson

Hardly a surprise. The owners "jerked the chain" and the puppy dog responded. Romney does not know business or has he created any business. His entire career has involved tearing up companies loading them with debt and feeding off the carcass. That is not business. That is rapacious greed.

Delilah_Jones
Delilah_Jones

Way to be in touch with your readership, guys. We don't want the Shape-shifter, this ain't Waukesha. How can you agree with his policies when he runs from them, if he even has stated them?

I'll stick with what I saw in the Salt Lake City Trib and The Economist.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55019844-82/romney-obama-state-president.html.csp

Typothetes
Typothetes

The Economist is a British publication. I think you should stick to American sources rather than those of a very liberal country.

swarley
swarley

Thank you finally some sense in Madison

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vaportrail
vaportrail

You need to put a “Not” in front of your moniker.

dakref
dakref

This is a republican newspaper, what do you expect them to say? But you really have to wonder about the intelligence level of the editorial board when they sound like the "low input"voter. How they can support someone who lies on a daily basis and gears what he''s saying to whomever he's talking to at the time in mind boggling. How can we trust someone like that?

No it just isn't a ridiculous Liberal Democratic newspaper. It's in the middle which most people in Dane county couldn't find with a map and GPS.

bdevil2016
bdevil2016

Real shocker.. corporate right wing rag supports outsourcing King. Then claims they do so because he's going to create private sector jobs, where? In China? Your opinion page is just a waste of paper!

Wineblue2
Wineblue2

Edward R Murrow is rolling over and over in his grave over this one! Since when is it to be considered as Journalistic Integrity to side with a known and proven LIAR! This papers author is a mere hack with NO integrity and I strongly recommend that those reading this mindless drivel boycott this paper as a direct result of this ignorant and misplaced endorsement of a man without morals, without integrity and who has not provided America or the State of Wisconsin voters with ANY details to his plans. We can assume however given Mitt Romney's past endeavors to already KNOW that he intends on extending ALL Bush Policies which put our country where it was in 2008 when Obama took office. People like this author are precisely what is wrong with our once great state and the sooner we shut them up and get them out of our state the better we will ALL be!

such tolerance for the rights of others to have their own opinion. shut them up and get then out of our state? Really?

TLA
TLA

What in the world are you smoking in that editorial board room?

This is pretty simple. The WSJ claims that Romney can find more compromise and was a successful businessman. Let's look at the facts.

Romney was so inept as Governor of Massachusetts that he couldn't run for reelection because he had a 30 percent approval rating. Massachusetts was 47th among the states in job growth under the leadership of this great businessman. He was a complete failure at compromising with the Democratic Legislature, vetoing hundreds of bills -- most of which were overridden.

Romney's only success as a businessman was his uncanny ability to find companies, take them over and then liquidate the employees -- hardly a recipe for sustained economic success.

Romney also has NO PLAN for the economy. None. Zero. Nada. How can you possibly endorse someone just because he SAYS that he will create jobs? I promise to give everyone free ponies -- why don't you vote for me!

President Obama saved this economy from a complete meltdown that was caused by the policies of Romney's alter ego -- George W. Bush. We now have over 30 straight months of job growth and just this month added nearly 200,000 more jobs and over 500,000 more people rejoined the workforce.

President Obama has also consistently shown a willingness to compromise -- the Republicans have refused. check the record -- When folks like Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Minority Leader, publicly stated two years ago that the Republicans ENTIRE AGENDA was to defeat Barack Obama, it was very clear that they had no interest in actually governing.

The choice this election has never been clearer. You can support a tool of the right wing special interests who has not laid out a single cogent piece of a actual plan for the economy. Or you can vote for a President who led this company from the brink of financial ruin while supporting equal pay for women, gender equality, strong protections for the environment and desperately needed reforms of Wall Street excesses.

Winspirit
Winspirit

Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Saves me the trouble, but I do want to register my disappointment with this unbelievably stupid decision by this newspaper. Stupid but not completely suprising, I'm afraid.

Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

After Obama's 1st 2 years of non-transparency on the way to HIS wannabe Emperorship, we've all had to hang on for dear life to our jobs and the money earned for those of us fortunate enough to still be working. The food stamp king has got to go.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Romney has no plan for the economy? http://www.mittromney.com/sites/default/files/shared/BelieveInAmerica-PlanForJobsAndEconomicGrowth-Full.pdf

SEM
SEM

It is unclear to me how any thinking individual can support Romney/Ryan or any other Republican with such an extreme agenda. The primary focus of the Republican agenda is to take us backward and minimze the rights and opportunities of women, minorities, and anyone who actually works for a living. Corporate America is not a gift from God. Anyone who has worked for a corporation should recognize this. Government is not the enemy. Government in this country was designed for the people, by the people, of the people, not for Corporate America and the 1%. Turning to extremism in difficult economic times-turning to the very people that triggered our economic difficulties-is a mistake. Our country is not a corporation and a corporation is not a person. It is time the 1% grew up and realized they have a responsibility to all as their wealth was won on the backs of the middle class.
I am not certain the German people were ultimately happy when they turned to the extremism of the Nazis just as I do not believe there is a good example of extremist governments ever bringing long lasting benefit to all.
We cannot live as we have in the past. Climate change is real. We cannot have unfettered economic growth along the lines of the past without ultimately destroying ourselves. Old solutions and unfettered wealth for a few are not the aswers.
Mitt Romney has demonstrated time and again that he has no core values except that whatever he wants is what he should get. His lack of sincerity is blatant.
I am disappointed in the editorial staff of this newspaper for its endorsement of the Republican agenda.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Must be a lot of things that are unclear to you. Try thinking for yourself instead of regurgitating the echo chamber.

Do you have a real job and pay taxes?

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

Looks like 1996 all over again for the WSJ

Headlines WSJ endorses Romney! What a shock!

What all out craziness can we expect next?

The Cap Times endorsing Obama?

Fox endorsing Romney?

Stop the craziness!

Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

Looks like 2010 all over again for Madison socialist liberals. Too bad.

The State Journal endorsed exactly 50% dems in the last 2 election cycles. Teh cap Times ahs endorsed ALL Dems every time. You just can't see beyond your rose colored glasses. Do you just expect all dems and if you don't get it complain?

intelligent
intelligent

everyone boycott this stupid paper...cancel your subscriptions now...we did and so will everyone else in the madison area...say good-bye State Journal... the boycott is on!

spooky tooth
spooky tooth

I'm with you on this one, it's just more pilling on. The WSJ wants more Trickle Down when we've had more than 30 years to see the destruction it's done to the Middle Class.

TRYIN2C
TRYIN2C

Romney is a poor choice. You guys are dead wrong. This guy wants to spend more for a military build up. And for what? More war??? It takes time to gets us out of a hole. We already dodged a depression bullet. You guys want us to slide back down that way again?

It would be irresponsible to vote for Mitt Romney because of his war spending attitude s well as the fact that he chose the brain child for putting social security cash into the stock markets (Ryan himself).

And btw, anyone wondering why gas prices are finlly coming down, need look no further than stability in the Mideast. Oh, there is still unrest but look no further than the removal of military high profiles from the U.S. that helps exacerbate that unrest.

Mitt Romney has no clue as to what to do regarding foreighn policy. And that is why (in part) why many other countries around the world want Obama to have another 4 years.

4 years was not enough time to get past the mess Cheney/Bush caused. You crawl, you walk, you run. Again: You guys are way out in right field this time. Let's hope and pray that the majority does NOT listen to you this trip.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Mitt does not want to spend more on the military. He does want to cut less than Obama wants to cut.

Flynn09
Flynn09

No Suprise here. Newspapers in in high liberal areas have to go against the grain every once in a while just to attempt to prove to themselves that they are balanced. It goes the other way too as in the Salt Lake City newspaper endorsing Obama. One thing that I've never heard from the Romney group is how he is so beholden to the Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers Assoc., etc. It is on their agenda that they could creat more jobs if only they just didn't have to pay time and half greater than 40 hours per week. They want it changed to 100 hours after 2 weeks. Big win for business, big loss for middleclass as the only way many can make it anymore is with OT. Another issue not brought up is these same associations want you to contribute to your own workman's comp insurance. Again it will be promoted as they could creat more jobs if they just did'nt have to pay those premiums, Mitt along with a Rep. senate and congress will bite and we're more screwed. OSHA would for all intents and purposes be eliminated(not funded) = more workplace injuries.

tomtom33
tomtom33

No one is asking for the overtime requirements of the FLSA to be changed. Even if they were, the vast majority of States have similar requirements. If State law is more stringent, State law controls.

ejcarrig
ejcarrig

If it was easier to participate, solve problems locally, and hold politicians accountable, campaign finance, voter suppression, and even elections would matter less and these zero-sum affairs would disappear, making personal differences less adversarial. @10, www.at10us.com, deserves a look. It offers an easy way to pick the issues you care about, solve problems, and hold politicians accountable.

jennfdl
jennfdl

WOW WSJ - how out of touch can you be? I'm betting you can be assured that not very many of your readers will be swayed by your endorsement and a lot of cancelled subscriptions. Nothing like shooting yourselves in the pocketbook.

Dick Dastardly
Dick Dastardly

Wisdom comes late to the liberal madison newspapers, but at it comes before the election. This is one time I agree with them. Good on you Madison Newspapers.

DD

Pully
Pully

I'm a bit confused. We've heard all throughout the campaign that it's not governments responsibility to create jobs. Why is it the Journal uses Mitt's alleged ability to create jobs from a government position it's okay? Does anyone make the connection and promise Mitch McConnell made upon President Obama's 2008 election? "Our goal is to make Omaba a one term President". That statement and Grover Norquist is the prime reason this country has not moved forward. Why is it we can spend $800 Billion off budget in Iraq and Congressionally block the $1.2 Billion bill to help returning our very own Veterans transition into good paying careers (not jobs)once they return home?

Judd Blau
Judd Blau

Pully, Facts matter and Mitch McConnell made that Statement in 2010.

tomtom33
tomtom33

And McConnell continued by saying that he would work with Obama if Obama would work with him. That part is conveniently left out by some.

Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

Uhhh.... promoting free people and private sector jobs is what President Romney is talking about. Socialism is great until unemployment is out of control and the govt runs out of other people's money.

DrDrew
DrDrew

The WSJ Editorial Board is presumed to intelligent and thoughtful. The selection of Romney/Ryan Tommy Thompson clearly shows how out of touch with reality the board must be. They give little mention of the distortion and constant changing facts, social and public policy of Romney and his clan. I question is the board is in touch with the people of Dane County and Madiosn, their primary target audience. Their pick ignores the fact that Romney and Ryan have no plans specifics for to as they call "Fix the fiscal mess." We have no idea of what cuts they will make. This is very narrow minded and small thinking.

GOWI
GOWI

My post was too long for one entry. Here it is, continued.

Let me enumerate the Change for you: Health Care Reform. Tax Cuts for us working stiffs. Consumer Protection from Credit Card Companies. Osama dead. GM alive. Student loan reform. Dow Doubled. 401K back to 2008 level. Control Wall Street and Banks. Out of Iraq. Scaling down and training Afghan troops. Lebetter Equal Pay Protection. Yadayada.

GOWI
GOWI

Wisconsin newspapers get a pass on this one. Paul Ryan is their native son. They don't have to make up a reason (which is what they did - and without any imagination or thought whatsoever ). No Wisconsin paper has to be unbiased when one of their own is on the ticket. It would have been nice, however, if the paper had been honest about it. (But look at who they endorsed. Would you expect any honesty? Honestly?) My favorite Paul Ryan moment was when he talked about the auto plant that closed in Janesville. He said Obama said it could be saved and it had closed anyway - but in DECEMBER, BEFORE OBAMA was POTUS. Do you remember that moment, WI SJ?

jeaniec
jeaniec

Yes. it did close in 2008. However, if Obama wanted to be true to his word, he could have talked with the plant about saving the company. It was only a matter or 3-4 weeks after the closing that Obama took office.

apostle
apostle

Doesn't surprise me. The WSJ editorial board is as out of touch as the candidate they are endorsing.

Laudmauth
Laudmauth

Utterly clueless, out of touch and irrelevant. BINGO

tomtom666
tomtom666

Here's what the influential conservative Economist Magazine had to say about the Mittster:

The Economist said it would have chosen Romney if he had maintained his positions from the first debate, or promoted himself as the Romney that ran Massachusetts in a bipartisan way. Even then, however, Massachusetts is a solid Democratic state, with very few Republicans in the state Congress on Beacon Hill. There is not a whole lot of partisan bickering in the golden domed State House of Massachusetts.

The problem for the magazine was that there were too many versions of Romney—and, as they have outlined — those versions come with a lot of dangerous ideas, including:

Foreign Policy: On foreign policy matters, Romney seems too ready to bomb Iran and he has vowed to label China a currency manipulator, something the U.S. Treasury Department has said China is not.

Government Spending: Although he would slash red tape on the domestic front, Romney said he wants to start with huge tax cuts yet again and dramatically increase defense spending. With what revenues? Magazine editors said, “He is still in the cloud-cuckoo-land of thinking that America’s finances can be dealt with entirely through spending cuts. Backing business is important, but getting the macroeconomics right matters far more.”

Economy: Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says.

Doh!

By the way, Romney vetoed over 800 bills as governor of Mass. with more than 700 being overridden by the Democratic legislature. Cooperation indeed!

He also is a tax cheat - a felon who received amnesty from prosecution by closing his hidden Swiss USB bank account in 2009 and paying a penalty. Why doesn't he tell the American public how he has amassed more than 100 million dollars in a tax free IRA account?

He understands how to run a business? Sure if all that means is making money for his investors. Al Capone knew how to make money too. So did John Dillinger. But I doubt if we would want those other crooks as President. Romney is no better. He has stolen the jobs and pensions of thousands of workers while making hundreds of millions of dollars for himself and his investors, who initially included the leaders of Central American death squads. Shame.

To learn more about "Mitt the twit" : http://www.realromneyrecord.com/

Lynne4300
Lynne4300

The Obama regime has lied from Day 1, time to "drain the swamp".

bdevil2016
bdevil2016

a politician that lies? Amazing!! The Dems "lie" and Mitt just changes his mind? That guys has LIED about his position on about everything 3 or 4 times.... Keep drinking the Kool Aid Lynne, Mitt is all about creating jobs.... IN CHINA!!!

Voters Matter First
Voters Matter First

Well said Lynne. Time to drain the swamp.

JALO1960
JALO1960

Are you deaf and blind? MR's attitude toward others that aren't in his circle of friends shows his arrogance and culture that he has lived in. He only thinks of himself and his family. Your paper has had articles on MR's presence in Michigan and Mass ... two states that are favoring the Democratic party. You have heard his comments on women, abortion, the unemployed. The Republican Congress always voted together negatively on most issues which leads me to believe they can't think and reason individually for their constituents. Your recommendation for voting for MR will come back to haunt you ... you would have been in a better position by just not recommending anyone. Read D. Zweifel's article and then look at your readers ... who will hopefully vote for Pres. Obama to keep us on the right path for our country's future growth.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Good question - for you.

If the GOP was the party you describe, then Democrats would hold overwhelming control of everything. And they certainly would not have been slaughtered in 2010.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

let's see tom..... you run for office and the total amount spent on your behalf is 10 million. Your opponent runs for that same office and the total spending on their behalf is 1 million.

Do you really think their character or what they run on has been the deciding factor? or is it the money spent selling that candidate.

Now, if equal amounts of money are spent on each candidate.... well, that's a different story, with a possible different outcome.

196ski
196ski

"He only thinks of himself and his family."
Total, absolute, rubbish. Romney's generosity of both time and money is beyond question.

"two states that are favoring the Democratic party"
Two very blue States, one of which elected him governor.

"You have heard his comments on women, abortion, the unemployed."
Women.
Had the highest number of WOMEN in his State Cabinet while Governor of Mass. when compared to any other State. Actions speak louder than words.
"Abortion"
Romney says, State issue.

This is not an election based on social issues, this is an election on our economy. We cannot afford 10+% unemployment (real) and the loss of income. Obama had few ideas when he was elected and even fewer now. A "Secretary of Business"? He must be joking and people are foolish for not seeing through that sham.
We have a Secretary of Commerce in the Cabinet. If this was SO IMPORTANT then why hasn't Obama nominated a replacement for the Secretary that quit last Spring. Obama is counting on voter ignorance when he makes these clams.

Obama gets re-elected and the middle class will continue to suffer. Lost wages, layoffs and cutbacks in the public sector. This isn't the election to worry about Republicans or Democrats, this is the election to vote for the economy and jobs, that is Romney.

Ralph the Polar Bear
Ralph the Polar Bear

Disappointing that well educated editors fell for voodoo economics and a tax plan "to be explained later".

Romney and Ryan's lack of honesty - actually more like a inclination for prevarication - is not what our country deserves.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Exactly what was Obama's plan going into the 2008 elections?

gobi
gobi

You give no valid reasons , other than " we need change ". It takes time to fix what Georgie Bush screwed up. I guess you don't value the rights of women much either. It's time to consider cancelling my subscription. You've turned into FOX news.

tomtom33
tomtom33

I read all kinds of valid reasons in the article. You may have difficulty seeing or comprehending beyond your biases.

I can think of several specific changes that we need. We need to repeal or repair ACA and Dodd-Frank. We need to try to revamp our tax system(note: I did not say reduce taxes nor did Romney). We need to explore for energy, build the Canadian pipeline, and maximize refining capacity. Most of all, we need to cut spending.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

tom your wrong,

Romney said he would reduce taxes on the rich before he said he wouldn't
Romney said he was pro-choice before he said he was pro-life
Romney said he didn't care about the 47% before he said he did
Romney said GM & Chrysler didn't need a government check before he said they did
Romney said he'd get rid of planed parenthood before he said he wouldn't
Romney said he would send troops back to Iraq before he said he wouldn't
Romney said he wouldn't set a timeline for Afghanistan before he did
Romney said he would repeal all of the ACA before he said he wouldn't

It's no wonder Romney said "I don't know exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said"

Flip/flop Flip/flop Flip/flop You can claim that Romney said anything you want.... because at some point in time you'd be right!

As opposed to Obama who was wrong and is still wrong.

ABunkerSuperPatriot
ABunkerSuperPatriot

Newt Gingrich: Romney Flip-Flopped On Tax Cuts

Newt Gingrich called out Mitt Romney on Sunday for backing off his promise to cut taxes on the wealthy after winning the Republican nomination.

“I think it’s clear he changed,” Gingrich said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” roundtable, admitting that Romney had shifted from wanting to lower taxes on all Americans to promising that his reform plan would not lower taxes paid by the wealthy.

In February, during a GOP primary debate, Romney said, “We’re going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20 percent, including the top 1 percent.”

On Wednesday, facing down President Obama, he insisted, “I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans.”

Gingrich said Romney’s inconsistency was “good politics” but violates a conservative belief. “What he said is something that, frankly, true supply-siders don’t necessarily love, but it’s good politics — he said, ‘I will close enough deductions that wealthy Americans will not get a net tax cut,’” the former House speaker said.

wow, actual topics? Actual policies? I thought we were just talking about edited sound bites taken out of context, and distracting Micky mouse stories to base our decision on?

Wineblue2
Wineblue2

They give no details on Mittens plans either! They refuse to give his tax returns for the past 10 years as well! In fact they refuse to give the voters ANY details whatsoever and have done nothing to make me as a voter think they will do anything to fix our economy. Their ENTIRE campaign platform is quite literally "Me Too" based on what Obama has already put in place!

Popscockles
Popscockles

A disrespectful decision to all your female readers. Really disappointing.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Apparently roughly 50% of our females do not agree with you.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

we will get the real % on Nov 7th

American Right12
American Right12

Yes we will. I'm taking a screen print. See you Wednesday.

wishbone
wishbone

Both parties have have credibile and compelling argments and I could have voted for either, but when Nancy Pelosi said, "well, if you want to know what's in the bill, you'll have to pass it."
(Affordable Care Act) a visceral alarm bell went off. We deserve better answers than this from elected officials.

MG62
MG62

Unfortunately Romneys entire campaign is one of constantly changing his position on everything and downright lies.

tomtom33
tomtom33

Good thing the Democrats never changed anything and never told any lies or engaged in any spin.

Wis_taxpayer
Wis_taxpayer

hey tom for once I agree with you!

blockhead
blockhead

another quote taken out of context by Republican spin meisters.

American Right12
American Right12

How was that out of context? Pelosi is as vacant as Dodger Stadium during just about any World Series (and that hurts!)

blockhead
blockhead

Like many conglomerate-owed newspapers, the WSJ goes with the Wall Street fat cat promising big tax breaks to millionaires. Nothing new here...

Lionhear
Lionhear

yes wishbone--it seems like the blind are leading the blind in DC.

MG62
MG62

You like all newspapers should be neutral at all times. Influence should come from the candidates alone. That goes for FOX and MSNBC also

truedat
truedat

were you saying this during the recalls. I doubt it. Plus newspapers have been picking prez's forever.