“Mitt Romney may be the "Beehive state's favorite adopted son," but even proud parents have to be realistic about their kids. In a blow to Romney, the Salt Lake City Tribune announced their endorsement of President Obama in an editorial Friday, adding that "Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first." The paper slammed Romney for being "the party's shape-shifting nominee" saying "we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb."
----excerpt from The Daily Beast
Indeed, in an editorial sharply critical of Republican challenger Mitt Romney., the Salt Lake Tribune states:
“Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”
“The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at least one that would survive Romney’s next speech or sound bite. Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.”
The editorial calls Romney the GOP’s “shape-shifting nominee” and “shameless” for pandering to various constituencies.
It also expresses concern that Romney “has repeatedly refused to share specifics” of many of his proposals.
"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 Salt Lake Tribune editoral has gotten national attention.
To read it, click here.