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Dispatch Endorses Mitt Romney for President

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  • #516847
    rus
    rus
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    Snarf said:
    I’m actually totally ok with this.

    Less starve, more exterminate. Not only is it an homage to Daleks it tends to smell better over the long term.

    #516848

    Alex Silbajoris
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    Graybeak said:
    Another big news type headline.
    Sun rises in East. Expected to set in the West.

    Also heard in conversation, Water is wet.

    Walker, please stamp out this insidious heliocentrism on your otherwise fine board.

    #516849

    Graybeak
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    alexs said:
    Walker, please stamp out this insidious heliocentrism on your otherwise fine board.

    Vote Copernicus / Ptolemy in 2016!

    #516850
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    It was very nice of the Dispatch to publish the Romney campaign’s op-ed.

    #516851
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    The most telling line in that second article is that The Dispatch…the only daily newspaper for the capital of Ohio and 15th largest city…is 51st by circulation of dailies in the country.

    More readers than the Dispatch?

    The Sacramento Bee, The St. Paul Pioneer Express, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram…and of course the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Plain Dealer.

    #516852
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Coremodels said:
    The most telling line in that second article is that The Dispatch…the only daily newspaper for the capital of Ohio and 15th largest city…is 51st by circulation of dailies in the country.

    I think newspapers generally consider themselves to be regional entities and not city-proper entities, and the Columbus MSA is the 32nd largest in the US with 1.8 million people.

    FWIW.

    #516853
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    Walker said:
    I think newspapers generally consider themselves to be regional entities and not city-proper entities, and the Columbus MSA is the 32nd largest in the US with 1.8 million people.

    FWIW.

    Still puts them almost 20 behind that number as well, not to mention the Plain Dealer almost doubles their circulation with an MSA pop that’s like 10% higher.

    #516854

    News
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    Columbus Dispatch Hides Economic Reality To Endorse Mitt Romney
    BLOG ››› OCTOBER 21, 2012 12:25 PM EDT ››› JEREMY HOLDEN

    The Columbus Dispatch relied on cherry-picked economic data to endorse Mitt Romney for president, painting a distorted picture of the Ohio economy and ignoring Romney’s opposition to the successful rescue of the auto industry.

    And the Dispatch, one of the largest newspapers in Ohio, made no mention of how the Ohio economy has fared under Obama.

    In fact, the unemployment situation in Ohio completely undermines the Dispatch argument that Obama’s economic stewardship has failed Ohioans. The Ohio unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in January 2009, when Obama took office. The current unemployment rate in the state is 7 percent. The unemployment rate in Ohio is almost 20 percent lower since Obama took office. This is part of a larger trend: the unemployment rate dropped in 41 states in September.

    READ MORE: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/21/columbus-dispatch-hides-economic-reality-to-end/190798

    #516855

    pecuniadea
    Member

    tbe columbus dispatch hasn’t endorsed a democratic candidate for president since 1916, when it endorsed woodrow wilson for re-election.

    #516856

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    Surprise surprise…

    Next up… Democratic Mayor Coleman endorses Romney after receiving large envelope outside of the Columbus’ Hollywood Casino.

    #516857

    melikecheese
    Participant

    Well that’s enough for me to change my vote!

    #516858
    rus
    rus
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    pecuniadea said:
    tbe columbus dispatch hasn’t endorsed a democratic candidate for president since 1916, when it endorsed woodrow wilson for re-election.

    Look how that turned out.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/10/22/if_obama_wins_will_he_be_another_woodrow_wilson_115844.html

    In his first term, Wilson had legislative accomplishments more popular than Obama’s. A partisan Democratic Congress passed a new antitrust act, created the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve, lowered trade barriers and imposed an income tax on high earners.

    When Americans voted in November 1916, World War I had been raging in Europe for more than two years. Hundreds of thousands were dying in trench warfare, and Wilson ran on the slogan of, “He kept us out of war.”

    Wilson’s second term was wholly unlike his first. In April 1917, he went before Congress and got approval for a declaration of war against Germany. A military draft was instituted, a law passed criminalizing antiwar protests, the railroads were nationalized, and the top income tax rate was raised to 77 percent.

    Wilson’s idealistic postwar plans were frustrated in the Treaty of Versailles, which was rejected by the Senate. Revolutionaries set off bombs on Wall Street and outside the attorney general’s house. Wilson’s party lost the 1920 election by a 60 to 34 percent margin.

    #516859

    howatzer
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    pecuniadea said:
    tbe columbus dispatch hasn’t endorsed a democratic candidate for president since 1916, when it endorsed woodrow wilson for re-election.

    Hey, everyone makes a mistake now and then.

    #516860

    BCNation
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    If anyone placed a bet with me saying that the Dispatch would endorse Obama, I would put that money in a safe place.

    But, one’s to question the Dispatch’s endorsements in 1932 (Romney could be the next Hoover, if elected), 1936 (Alf Landon), 1940 (Wendell Willkie), 1964 (Barry Goldwater), and 1996 (Bob Dole, really?).

    Since the last Democratic Endorsement (way back in 1916….Columbus was a mere 104 years young, and nothing but a cowtown)
    Republican Elected: 1920, 1924, 1928, 1952, 1956, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000, and 2004 (12)
    Democrat Elected: 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1960, 1964, 1976, 1992, 1996, and 2008 (11)

    The Dispatch’s endorsement has paid off only 12 times out of the last 23. But, it’s the voters (and then ultimately the Electoral College) that decide the President.

    #516861

    joev
    Participant

    If The Dispatch endorses Mandel, that would be astounding – in a punch to the stomach kind of way.

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