Salt Lake Tribune endorses President Obama saying that he pulled America from the brink and deserves reelection, slams Mitt Romney, doesn't deserve a first term.

The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Barack Obama as it laid out a scathing rebuke of Mitt Romney — all the different versions of the GOP presidential candidate, in other words, too many Mitts:

“Sadly, it is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: ‘Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?'”


In considering which candidate to endorse, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.

Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.

The Denver Post and the Tampa Bay Times also endorsed President Obama but their editorials weren’t such a scathing rebuke of Mitt Romney and what he would bring to the White House. All I could say after reading the Salt Lake Tribune editorial, was damn…..

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

Leave a replyComments (8)
  1. Rambie October 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I’ll have to watch the local news to see how they react.

  2. labman57 October 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

    A tale of too many Mitties?

  3. rudi October 20, 2012 at 3:23 am

    The Tampa Bay Times is the left leaning paper in the Tampa St. Pete area. An endorsement from the other Tampa paper(Tampa tribune) would be a story.

  4. irisgarden55 October 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

    All 3 of Romney’s “home states” are against him. Telling…….

  5. Rambie October 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Iris, Utah will vote for Romney. The SLTrib’s endorsement will not change that, plus the other major state papers “Standard Examiner” and LDS owned “Deseret News” will, or have, most likely endorse Romney.

  6. Rambie October 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Rudi, Utah has no “Left leaning” papers, the Trib would be considered fairly conservative in most states. Here in Utah it’s moderate. I take that back, there is a independent paper, City Weekly that many hard core conservatives decry as a “Lefty” paper.

    It’s not a large corporate paper though, like the Trib.

  7. rudi October 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

    The Detroit News(right leaning) hasn’t endorsed anyone as of today. If the Free press endorsed Mittens Hell would freeze over…

    The DN endorsed McCain in 2008, they,re dragging their feet on carpet bagger Mittens…

  8. zephyr October 21, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Rudi, care to make a prediction about who the DN will endorse?