Manchester Union Leader Endorses Romney
November 1, 2012
A major New Hampshire newspaper, The Manchester Union Leader, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The paper writes:
The key difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is that Romney understands that crucial economic truth; Barack Obama does not.
That is why Romney offers not “tax cuts for the rich,” but true and long overdue tax reform that cuts everyone’s tax rate and closes loopholes that actually make our tax code less fair. It is why Romney offers regulatory reform that would reduce burdens on businesses so they can hire more people. It is why Romney would bring federal spending back to 20 percent of GDP as opposed to the nearly 23 percent Obama prefers — but does not pay for.
While Obama offers rhetoric and pipe dreams, Romney offers a real plan to bring the economy back to life. It is not the George W. Bush plan. Bush spent more than he took in. Obama, who doubled Bush’s level of deficit spending, accuses Romney of wanting to return to Bush-type deficit spending. It is not true, but if it were, that would be an improvement over the last four years.
Obama had four years — half of them with a Democratic majority in Congress — to try his way. Romney offers a better way, a realistic way, to restore American prosperity. We tried the fantasy. It did not work. Now it is time to stop dreaming and start growing again.