By Tom Quiner

Iowa offers a paltry 6 electoral votes this election.

Iowa is a swing state.

But our six votes are so critical that we’ve seen each campaign make repeated trips to Iowa. That’s why tonight’s dramatic announcement that the Des Moines Register is endorsing Mitt Romney is so important.

The Register’s editorials are liberal.

They support abortion on demand.

They support Obamacare.

They support gay marriage.

But they don’t support Barack Obama. This is an especially important endorsement to Mitt Romney. Undecided voters will sit up and take notice. If a liberal paper like the Register that endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 dumps him this time, it is an acknowledgement of how lousy his economic record is and how much we need Mitt Romney to step in and right the ship.

Barack Obama is in trouble when he loses an endorsement like the Des Moines Register.

Way to go!

13 Comments

  1. lburleso on October 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I…I….don’t know what to say… except “Thank you God”
    and Huraaahhhh!

  2. lburleso on October 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    The comments on the Register’s site are already on fire!

  3. Lori on October 28, 2012 at 7:20 am

    This IS good news. We are getting so close now!

    • quinersdiner on October 28, 2012 at 9:45 am

      This is the Register’s first endorsement of a Republican since Nixon.

  4. Tom Maly on October 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Was wondering about when the last time they supported an “elephant”.
    i told Joann i was going to look carefully as to where the sun rose this AM!!! ;o)

  5. Shawn Pavlik on October 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

    This is absolutely stunning. I am speechless.

    • quinersdiner on October 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

      Join the club!

      • Shawn Pavlik on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

        I looked out my window this morning, and thought I saw a pig flying. And perhaps it’s getting cold in Hades as well.

  6. Shawn Pavlik on October 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Tom-
    I heard this morning that the Register has now endorsed Tom Latham over Leonard Boswell, as well. What is happening over there? I may have to start buying the Register again!

    • quinersdiner on October 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

      It’s nice to see a little more objectivity.

      • Shawn Pavlik on October 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        They printed on their site about 145 letters they received after their Romney endorsement. It appears liberals are NOT happy with the Register. Most were saying they would drop their subscription. Now I guess they know how we’ve felt for, well, pretty much always…

        • quinersdiner on October 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

          They have paid a price for their liberal positions. Most of my conservative friends do not subscribe. When they publish one of my pieces, I get a lot of very angry response, some of it uncivil.

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