Washington Post editorial board endorses Obama

October 25, 2012

Photo Gallery: Newspaper endorsements for president: Romney or Obama?

The Washington Post's editorial board has endorsed President Obama for reelection in a column to appear in Friday's paper: 

We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obama’s first term. He did not end, as he promised he would, “our chronic avoidance of tough decisions” on fiscal matters. But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases. Mr. Romney, by contrast, has embraced his party’s reality-defying ideology that taxes can always go down but may never go up. Along that road lies a future in which interest payments crowd out everything else a government should do, from defending the nation to caring for its poor and sick to investing in its children. Mr. Romney’s future also is one in which an ever-greater share of the nation’s wealth resides with the nation’s wealthy, at a time when inequality already is growing.

The Detroit News endorsed Michigan native Romney on Thursday over Obama, as did two other conservative-leaning newspapers, The New York Post and The Washington Examiner. The Fix has a full list of major newspaper endorsements in 2012. 

The Post endorsed Obama over John McCain in 2008.  

See a gallery of candidates and ballot initiatives The Washington Post editorial board has endorsed here

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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