The vehemently and severely conservative Chicago Tribune endorses the President, and has a pretty good takedown of Mitt Romney inside. Go over and read the whole thing. Here’s a taste:
Would re-electing Obama bring to Washington, at last, the changed tone he promised four year ago? Barring a reversal that virtually no one expects, Obama again would face strident opposition to his tax priorities from a Republican House.
There is the prospect, though, that both parties would step back from the ugly rancor of national politics and put America — Americans — first. Republicans could no longer focus on the defeat of Barack Obama — he can’t run for a third term.
Bolstered by his steadiness in office, cognizant of the vast unfinished business before him, we endorse the re-election of Barack Obama.
Want to know who is right about the auto bailout? Let’s go right to the source, Dan Akerson, the CEO and chairman of General Motors:
“Did President Obama save General Motors?” Reynolds asked
“Without the money, without the funding, it would have been very problematic,” said Akerson. “At the risk of alienating a whole lot of potential customers, I would say the Obama administration did a good job.”
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and other critics have argued the bailout was unnecessary, and that the regular bankruptcy process would have made GM and Chrysler stronger companies.
“Would that have happened?” Reynolds asked.
“Not in my opinion,” asked Akerson. “It would have been in bankruptcy for years and I think you could have written off this company, this industry and this country.”