Washington, Oct 20: The largest newspaper in the American state of Utah has slammed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and endorsed President Barack Obama instead.
The Salt Lake City Tribune said that the state’s ‘favorite adopted son,’ Romney, has become ‘the party’s shape-shifting nominee’.
“In considering which candidate to endorse, the Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem-solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago,” the paper’s editorial board wrote.
“Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb,” it said.
According to ABC News, Romney, however, secured a big vote of confidence from the Orlando Sentinel, the largest newspaper in central Florida, that endorsed Obama in 2008.
“We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years,” the paper’s editorial board wrote.
“For that reason, though we endorsed him in 2008, we are recommending Romney in this race,” it added. (ANI)