It has been a good week for endorsements for GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Earlier this week Romney picked up the surprise and controversial endorsement of SC Gov. Nikki Haley, now today he receives the endorsement of Iowa’s influential newspaper, the Des Moines Register.
Sobriety, wisdom and judgment.
Those are qualities Mitt Romney said he looks for in a leader. Those are qualities Romney himself has demonstrated in his career in business, public service and government. Those qualities help the former Massachusetts governor stand out as the most qualified Republican candidate competing in the Iowa caucuses.
However, we are reminded by NRO, The Corner, that this endorsement is no sure route to victory in Iowa … “Last cycle, the Register endorsed John McCain, not the future caucus winner, Mike Huckabee”.
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The Des Moines Register statement also lists,in part, why they did not choose some of Romney’s closest rivals in Iowa:
“He stands out especially among candidates now in the top tier: Newt Gingrich is an undisciplined partisan who would alienate, not unite, if he reverts to mean-spirited attacks on display as House speaker. Ron Paul’s libertarian ideology would lead to economic chaos and isolationism, neither of which this nation can afford.”
In a brief statement on Twitter, Romney said he was “proud” to receive the Des Moines Register’s endorsement.