The Salt Lake Tribune gives their endorsement.

So the Romney/Ryan ticket has lost three of the four debates (and really, Obama did more to lose the first debate than Romney did to win it).  And yes, Mitt Romney has no chance of carrying the state where he was governor.  But Romney still has allies!  He can at least count on the endorsement of the Salt Lake Tribune in the Mormon-heavy, Conservative state of Utah.

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. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.

Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.

Oh.

That’s gotta sting.

  • Epistaxis

    Salt Lake City is actually pretty liberal. Its former mayor, Rocky Anderson, is running for president with the new Justice Party, and his favorite talking points include wealth disparity, universal health care, ending torture, prosecuting high-ranking American war criminals, and getting money out of politics. Not exactly conservative Republican values.

    • http://yetanotheratheist.com TerranRich

      Massachusetts is one of the most liberal states in the U.S., yet we have one of the most conservatives governors running for president. Your argument is invalid. ;)

      • Rovin’ Rockhound

        Except that the Massachusetts Romney was a completely different guy than the candidate Romney.

        My roommate is registered independent and we keep getting Republican propaganda. There’s a hilarious one about how Obama destroyed Medicare but Mitt is going to save us all.

      • Artor

        Except he was talking about Salt Lake City, not Massachusetts. Which argument do you think is invalid?

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  • ottod

    Salt Lake Tribune is a relatively even-handed, and non-partisan paper. What would sting is if Willard were to be panned by the Deseret News, the official organ of the church.

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