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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Boston Globe Endorses Obama

Mitt Romney’s hometown newspaper, The Boston Globe, endorsed President Obama on Monday, saying he can help broker a balanced approach to the national debt.

“Obama is both the key to a brighter future and the bulwark against a return to the chaos of the Bush years,” the Globe wrote. “He stands between the divides in American society, so some say he must therefore be the source of division. But as president, Obama has reached out repeatedly to Republicans and shied away from the I’m-the-decider pronouncements of his predecessor.”

The paper’s editorial board says Obama’s first-term accomplishments in the face of heavy Republican opposition gives him the upper hand in earning a reelection.

 

“He’s been diligent and responsible — to a fault,” the paper wrote. “If anything, he’s been too little of a politician, not enough of a persuader. But he’s built a record of major accomplishments in the face of intense pressures, and fully deserves reelection.”

The paper traditionally endorses Democratic candidates. Earlier this month, Romney, who served as governor of Massachusetts, secured the endorsement of the town’s other major newspaper, The Boston Herald.

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