Cedar Rapids Gazette Endorses Romney
November 1, 2012
Another Iowa newspaper, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, is endorsing Mitt Romney for president. The paper writes:
It’s vital that small businesses get a fair shake under the Romney plan, as he’s vowed during the debates. And there remain some issues where he’s been vague or inconsistent.
Some Romney critics say he’s “anti-women” and doesn’t care enough about the poor or making sure there’s an adequate safety net for those hit by tragedy or severe circumstances. We believe most of those fears are overblown or misrepresented. He and running mate Paul Ryan want, for example, to save Medicare from imploding and know it will take bold reform.
We recognize that Romney is largely unproven in the foreign policy world — as are most presidents at the beginning of their terms. But his experience on big stages should serve him well.
What we believe most strongly is that Romney has the pragmatic skills and commitment to address Job No. 1: get our economy humming and create many more of the jobs Americans need to take care of themselves and their families.
Creating more opportunities for all Americans — not more safety net guarantees — must still be at the heart of this nation’s future if we are to prosper. We endorse Mitt Romney as the best choice toward making that happen.