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Editorial Sampler: Pile on Mitt Edition ...

Published September 19, 2012 3:20 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

American tragedy: Romney seems clueless, heartless — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

This is nothing short of tragic. For Mitt Romney and for America.

Until a few days ago, there was reason to believe that the presidential election would be more than a referendum on the economic successes and failures of the incumbent, President Barack Obama. There was hope that the voters were being offered, as a reasonable alternative, a sharp-minded, data-driven turnaround artist who could dive deep into the numbers and find ways to address not only the short-term matters of economic decline but also the longer-term threats of unsustainable entitlement programs.

Now we find out that that alternative is clueless at best and, at worst, heartless.

A leaked video of Romney's supposedly closed-door chat-up with some high-roller political donors back in May hit the Internet this week. It revealed the Republican nominee to be even more out of touch with the average American than the rich-man caricatures had ever suggested. [Read the rest ...]

Thurston Howell Romney — David Brooks | The New York Times/The Salt Lake Tribune

Is Romney one of the 47 percent? — Gwynne Dyer | for The Salt Lake Tribune

— Romney's "47 percent" comment was no gaffe — Denver Post Editorial

... Not only was the GOP presidential nominee astonishingly arrogant, he was wrong on substance, too. ...

What about those 47 percent Mitt Romney says pay no income tax? — Jay Evensen | The Deseret News

— Romney's '47 percent' shows his world view — San Jose Mercury News Editorial

Mitt Romney explains the worthlessness of Obama voters — David Sarasohn | The Oregonian

Romney parrots Netanyahu on Mideast policy — Sacramento Bee Editorial

— America's 47 percent: An enduring myth — Charlotte Observer Editorial

— Fact vs. Mitt Romney's fiction on income taxes — Kansas City Star Editorial

— Romney's revelation — Chicago Tribune Editorial

— Mr. Romney's '47 percent' fantasy — Washington Post Editorial

— Romney's '47 percent' speech is 100 percent offensive — Philadelphia Daily News Editorial

— How's that again, Mitt? That's what we thought — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial

— Behind Romney's words: Stereotypes and assumptions — Boston Globe Editorial

— Romney's 47 percent solution can't be a casual write-off — Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

— What Mitt Romney Doesn't Get About Responsibility — Ezra Klein | Bloomberg Views

... The working poor haven't abdicated responsibility for their lives. They're drowning in it. ...