I'll start with a national shocker: The Des Moines Register endorsement: Mitt Romney offers a fresh economic vision
For those who haven't seen this, The Des Moines Register hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate since 1972. 1-9-7-2. Some you weren't even born when they last endorsed a Republican (Richard Nixon, to be exact).
I'll end with a more local shocker in San Angelo, Texas: Romney best able to lead America's economic recovery
The Standard Times is often vilified in conservative West Texas as a liberal-leaning newspaper. So, to see this endorsement made many a conservative spit out their morning coffee.
But, what of it? Why is this happening all over the country? Why are news outlets, traditionally liberal-leaning entities, turning towards Mitt?
Easy. In my humble opinion, these endorsements have nothing to do with whether or not the candidates are palatable, or well recieved, it's simply about money, and the lack of it in this Obama economy. The newspapers who have for years supported this administration, have sung Barry's praises, are caught by the economic short-hairs. If they want to survive, Barry's got to go.
Hell, in the San Angelo article their distaste for Mitt and Paul is in black and white, but what choice do they have if they want to stay solvent? None, other than endorse the candidate best suited for their survival. To think of it as anything else is naive.
Truth is, I welcome their reluctant endorsement. I don't care how folks get there; I just want them there.
My, how the political-endorsement game be changin'.