Boom: Sun-Sentinel Endorses Romney

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We're not sure how much newspaper endorsements even matter anymore, but The Sun-Sentinel dropped a bomb this morning by endorsing Mitt Romney. This comes after years of endorsing the Democratic presidential candidate, and despite the fact the paper serves Broward County, the most solidly Democratic big county in the state.


With The Tampa Bay Times endorsing Obama, and the Sentinel's corporate cousin, The Orlando Sentinel endorsing Romney, this now means that Romney has won the endorsement of two out of three of this swing state's biggest newspapers. The Tampa Tribune, the state's fifth largest paper, has also endorsed Romney. The Miami Herald, the fourth largest in Florida, has yet to make an endorsement, as has The Palm Beach Post (number six).

The Sun-Sentinel's endorsement reads pretty similarly to The Orlando Sentinel's, in that despite having some qualms about Romney's social platform, the endorsement trumpeted Romney's supposed economic expertise:

We believe Romney's past performance is a predictor of his future behavior. He's proven himself to be a successful businessman. He rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from scandal and mismanagement. He worked with a Democrat-dominated legislature as governor of Massachusetts to close a $3 billion budget deficit -- without borrowing and raising taxes.
Maybe, just maybe, we should mention that both The Sun-Sentinel and The Orlando Sentinel are owned by Tribune Corp. That company came under the control of a consortium of investment firms and Wall Street banks this summer. Not that we're suggesting anything.

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drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

 

to mitt the  twit  when are you ever going to learn? that sliver spoon in your mouth gives you ideals! Above your position. If you weren't such an idiot you probably will have won and what make it worse. Is you can't even see that! you  call forty-seven percent of the citizenry shiftless moochers and still hope to win the presidency. Tax policy is made up of small mystical creatures and health problems are already solved through the miracle of .emergency rooms!  

 

 

 

Mitt Romney was asked, in the context of the Joplin disaster and FEMA's cash crunch, whether the agency should be shuttered so that states can individually take over responsibility for disaster response

 

 

 

 

paul Ryan,had hoped to scrap as a way to make his House GOP budget look smaller by about $10 billion a year. paul Ryan tried to cut a new disaster aid program championed by President Obama that "budgets help for victims of hurricanes, tornadoes and floods before they occur.

Eric Chez
Eric Chez

Last time I'm going to read the sentinel

TK Small
TK Small

shocking but more and more uninformed voters find this phoney romney to be "acceptable" but what do we expect from people who elected bush twice...

g0001
g0001

Romney's history?  Huh! He was a camillion in Mass. They were 47th in job creation under him. He is a camillion now - whatever it takes to get elected.  He is not conservative or moderate. He is the poster boy for the corporate takeover of the US.  He doesn't give a shit about anyones money but his own.  By the way, the US Government wrote a $1.2 check made payable to the Salt Lake Winter games.

Onyx E. Starz
Onyx E. Starz

we have made progress in 4years and we need 4 more years to finish it!

Rudy Rojas
Rudy Rojas

true...we were fooled 4 years ago....not this go around.

efrtr
efrtr

Not voting for Romney because he's a snake, but cripes, can you all get off of Obama's jock already?

Lourdes Diaz
Lourdes Diaz

A leader doesnt lie at every turn, and thats the only thing that Romney has done - lie. The Sun-Sentinel and anyone voting for Romney and Ryan are endorsing two psychopaths for the most important job in the world. You can fool fools all of the time and America is full of them.

Gaias Garden
Gaias Garden

Bullshit. Vote Third Party if you believe in a real revolution! Vote Rosanne Barr 2012

Chuck Baum
Chuck Baum

PS Broward has voted more Democratic than any other county in Florida for several decades now, so this just demonstrates Tribune's partisanship and not the community it serves...at all.

Chuck Baum
Chuck Baum

So they join the Orlando Sentinel in being the reason everybody hates Tribune.

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

"The Sun-Sentinel and The Orlando Sentinel are owned by Tribune Corp. That company came under the control of a consortium of investment firms and Wall Street banks this summer"- There you go. More wall street leeches trying to buy out the election.

Dayana Alonso
Dayana Alonso

Morris Solow "The Only Democrats I See Is In The Welfare Line." ignorant bigot.

Theresa Emmert
Theresa Emmert

I knew there was a reason I didn't renew my subscription.

Evette Woodard
Evette Woodard

The newspaper, television all raned by republicans

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

Romney yard signs in Miami outnumber Obama 10 to1

Leo Martinez
Leo Martinez

Talk about being on the wrong side of history.

Estrella Eguino
Estrella Eguino

lol! I am loving it! Personally I know Obama and Romney are both stooges and will not be wasting my vote on those two hoaxes.

Rebecca Anne
Rebecca Anne

No. It just goes to prove that the editorial board - the actual journalists - have no say over what the paper does anymore. They haven't for a long time but ever since Sam Zell, things have really gone down the drain.

Doug Jennings
Doug Jennings

Yup. Corporate America realized that they won't win with an independent media so they are buying the media.

Morgan Zola
Morgan Zola

Morris - Come meet me and I'll show you a Democrat that can kick your ass.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Cubans have arrived in Broward county!! There goes 2/3 of south Florida...

Morris Solow
Morris Solow

"BUL****T"...It`s Kind Of A No Brainer At This Point.

Morris Solow
Morris Solow

In Your Dreams...The Only Democrats I See Is In The Welfare Line. ROMNEY/RYAN 2012

Danny Amores
Danny Amores

The Sentinel is almost as big a rag as New Times

Josh Everage
Josh Everage

You mean the liberal corporate owned media backed a republican?! Shocked, shocked i tell u!!!

Danny Onate
Danny Onate

This is awesome.. I'm going to read the Sun Sentinel even more now.

Henry Herrera
Henry Herrera

That's just one more reason not to read the Sun Sentinel.

Janet Shields
Janet Shields

is this a joke?? wow, I wonder how much $ he paid them. Or maybe he threaten to buy them out and out source it to China!!

Lydia Tulip
Lydia Tulip

Why....And why do they need to endorse anyone at all? They should be impartial! Good thing I don't have to rely on the Sentinel for my news....

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