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What!? New York Daily News Endorses Romney?

I swear I read this entire article looking for the punchline.  I thought it was a joke.

After endorsing Obama four years ago, the New York Daily News is going red this time around. (Emphasis)

America’s heart, soul, brains and muscle — the middle- and working-class people who make this nation great — have been beset for too long by sapping economic decline.

So, too, New York breadwinners and families.

Paychecks are shrunken after more than a decade in which the workplace has asked more of wage earners and rewarded them less. The decline has knocked someone at the midpoint of the salary scale back to where he or she would have been in 1996.

Then, the subway fare, still paid by token, was $1.50, gasoline was $1.23 a gallon and the median rent for a stabilized apartment was $600 a month. Today, the base MetroCard subway fare is $2.25, gasoline is in the $3.90 range and the median stabilized rent is $1,050, with all the increases outpacing wage growth.

A crisis of long duration, the gap between purchasing power and the necessities of life widened after the 2008 meltdown revealed that the U.S. economy was built on toothpicks — and they snapped.

Nine million jobs evaporated. The typical American family saw $50,000 vanish from its net worth, and its median household income dropped by more than $87 a week. New Yorkers got off with a $54 weekly hit.


Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world’s toughest job. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship.

The hopes of those days went unfulfilled.

Read the entire endorsement here.


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  • golf2011

    Four years ago they said "Intellegence and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical EXPERIENCE he would bring to the job"———-what a joke this was. In truth,the guy had NO experience,radical friends and no proof of his intellegence or hard work+no accomplishments!!!!!! I have no respect for papers like this that show no honesty or analysis in their editorials……

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      Zuckerman admits he was wrong and convinced himself Obama was for real because he talked a good game. The scales fell from his eyes when Obama went with Obamacare instead of trying to mend economic conditions. And then there was Israel, a strong issue with Zuckerman.

      Don’t be too hard on him. A lot of bright people were fooled. No one here fell for it, for sure, but we’re just smarter than the rest of them. Zuckerman is really a thoughtful, intelligent, reasonable guy who made a big mistake. He had a lot of company.

      Give him credit for admitting his mistake and trying to correct it now. Better late than never.

  • friskyness

    There was nothing "intelligent" about Obama in 2008!  He was just a good reader!  Without comprehension! If he didn’t have a teleprompter, he didn’t know what to say.  Obama was and is a puppet for the people behind him!  People just fell for this "fraud!"  I am proud to say, I didn’t and still don’t.  I saw and still see this guy as "evil!"  Always did and always will!

    • conservativemama

      Thank you for saying this.  It’s exactly what I’ve been saying for 4 years.  How could anyone fall for the facade.  Obama is like a paper doll, you just put a suit on him and Presto! He’s the President.

      I want to scream because I cannot believe people could vote for someone who had achieved NOTHING in his life.  NOTHING!!!

      We are always told to not judge a book by its cover, but so many of us don’t learn.  Obama was nothing but a cover.  He was an empty journal.  Pretty cover, but the pages were blank.

  • karenfromny

    Every New York City Newspaper (except NY Times) endorses Mitt Romney.  Did I just fall off my chair?

  • 1776er

    Romney has been pounding home the Palin theme of:

    We can’t afford 4 more years of Obama’s failed Socialist policies.

    Obama has no plans to pull us out of our declining standard of living.  He is stuck and trapped by his own personal inflexible Marxist Socialist world view.  He can’t do what needs to be done to reverse direction in the economy.  

    Obama’s view?  Forward with more fruitless, impotent, socialist policies.

    I have maintained since the get go that Obama, like Herbert Hoover, is trapped by his ideology.  

    Hoover doubled down in his 1932 re-election campaign.  He doubled down on the idea that the Government had no business aiding suffering citizens.  He would not expand the Too Small role of Government to meet the emerging need of his day.  Trapped and doomed by his ideology.

    Obama has doubled down in his 2012 re-election campaign. He is doubling down on the idea that only Big Nanny Welfare State Government  can or should aid suffering citizens.  He will not reduce the  Too Big role of Government to meet the emerging need of our day. Trapped and doomed by his ideology.

    Now the NY Daily News has had enough.  We need to change direction to get America moving again.  Adherence to what Sarah Palin calls "felled" Socialist Policies is not cutting it.  Obama is trapped and doomed on the wrong side of history by his own inflexible, revenge filled mind.  

    This epiphany, this awakening, is gaining momentum all across America.  The NY Daily News sees it and understands it for sure. Is it coming in time enough to swing the election?  We will find out on Tuesday.

  • Palinpower

    Even the Uber Liberal Newsday on Long Island endorsed Romney yesterday. They do not want to be associated with Obama’s failures. It is not that they like or believe in Romney. They feel Obama will lose and they dont want to endorse a LOSER.

  • gahanson

    A lot of papers who endorsed 0bama last time have endorsed Romney this time around, and many that endorsed 0bama last time haven’t endorsed anyone this time.  I’m glad of that.  I’m also glad that 0bama’s rallies haven’t attracted anywhere near the numbers he got in 2008.  I’m glad that 0bama has been able to walk away with the early vote like he did in 2008.  I’m hoping that Romney wins, because we simply can’t afford another 4 years of 0bama. 

  • indemind

    Thanks Steve for this article… Some old N.Y.C. memories

    When I was a kid in the mid fifties I use to sale the N.Y. Daily News under the 3th ave. El. for a nickel, made 2 cents for every paper I sold…

    Today I wouldn’t give you 2 cents for that paper…

  • RANDER1010

    Its just Zuckerman. One ridiculously rich man endorses another one.

  • Christopher H Fromme

    Does this mean that Romney could win NY & NJ    Cuba will freeze over !!!!

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Mort Zuckerman, the billionaire behind the Daily News, has been down on Obama for the past two years, at least. He was on Morning Joe this morning. His main complaint about Obama is that Obama is economically illiterate. Even worse, Obama would not listen to his supporters who knew something about the economy and business, such as Zuckerman, himself, who made his original fortune in real estate before branching out into the news media.

    This endorsement is not a shock to those who know what Zuckerman has been saying for the past 2 years. You can count him among the many businessmen who have turned from Obama-blue in 2008 to ABO-red in 2012, and Romney has the perfect resume to be the ideal ABO for guys like Zuckerman.

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