But it seems like Romney is also getting another, far lower-profile Nevada endorsement that will most likely leave fewer people scratching their heads and devoting columns to figure out, and that’s from The Reno Gazette-Journal.
It’s interesting reading newspaper endorsements and the sorta “tough love” they seem to dole out when making their weighty decisions.
Observe the very light hand slap the Gazette-Journal gives Romney before praising him as the “only” choice for Nevada Republicans and dismissing his competitors.
The discomfort of some conservative Republicans in Nevada with Romney is understandable. Although Romney made his mark when he took over the scandal-plagued Winter Olympic Games in nearby Salt Lake City, his first political victory was the governor’s race in “liberal” Massachusetts, which automatically raises suspicions among some members of the Nevada GOP.
But unlike Trump, the paper doesn’t seem to consider Romney’s views on China as a selling point. And if they do, it’s not mentioned.
Romney’s term as Massachusetts governor was widely considered a success, however, and he demonstrated an ability to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle, a skill that would serve him well should he win the presidency in November and find himself dealing in the highly partisan atmosphere of the nation’s capital next year.He has the extensive, successful business experience that Republicans say the country needs in a president. He is the Washington outsider they say they want. And he has solid conservative, if not always firm, credentials.
And since we’re on the subject, how much do newspaper endorsements sway how you feel about a candidate?