Don’t live in swing states if you nauseate easily.
On Friday, Nevada’s first Latino governor predicted Republican Mitt Romney will win Nevada, home of the most famous and powerful Democrat in the nation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Yesterday Iowa’s largest newspaper, The Des Moines Register, surprisingly announced that it endorses Mitt Romney for President in Elections 2012.
The Register’s endorsement of Mitt Romney over Barack Obama, whom they supported in 2008, surprised pundits inside and outside the state. The paper has not endorsed a Republican for the past 40 years.
While the paper applauded both candidates’ credentials and records, the key question for the editorial team came down to this: “Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals?”
The paper felt that Mitt Romney was the stronger candidate, based on his record of working with an 85% Democratic legislature while governor of Massachusetts.
Speaking to a crowd in Kissimmee, FL yesterday, Romney explained his ability to work with Democrats:
“We didn’t go to work fighting each other; we came to work to work together. We found a way to do that. So we cut spending, we actually reduced the amount of money government was spending. And then we cut taxes 19 times…. We made our state more business-friendly.”
The end result? Romney and the Democrats turned a $3-billion budget gap into a $2-billion rainy-day fund, and the state’s job growth improved.
“Those principles could work to get America together. We’ve got to do it. We can’t do this without the help of the people across the aisle.”
According to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports, President Obama and Mitt Romney are dead even in the Iowa, each earning 48% support. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, while two percent (2%) are still undecided.
Rasmussen’s poll was conducted on Oct. 21 and does not reflect the week-long momentum that favors Romney, nor does it reflect the Des Moines Register’s surprising endorsement of Gov. Romney instead of Obama.
In 2008, the Register backed Barack Obama, continuing a 40-year-streak of Democratic Presidential endorsements. The last time the Register endorsed a Republican was in 1972, when they selected Richard Nixon over George McGovern.
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