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LA Times endorses Obama for 2nd term

2012-10-22 13:36

Los Angeles - A major US newspaper, Los Angeles Times, on Monday endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term in the White House, saying he has brought "steady leadership" to the office.

"The nation has been well served by President Obama's steady leadership. He deserves a second term," stated an LA Times editorial.

It added that while his opponents assailed him as a socialist, "he showed himself to be an adult, less an ideologue than a pragmatist, more cautious than cocky."

The paper also warned that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would exacerbate the economic situation in the country "by spending extravagantly on defence even as the last of the Bush-era wars ends".

It was referring to the wars that president George W Bush launched in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"The alternative offered by Romney would neglect the country's infrastructure and human resources for the sake of yet another tax cut and a larger defence budget than even the Pentagon is seeking," the LA Times went on the argue.

Comments
  • jameel.patel.39 - 2012-10-22 14:26

    Steady results and empty promises.

      albert.m.burger - 2012-10-22 15:37

      Guess you don't put "GOP member" on your resume when applying for a job there.

  • boltonbarry - 2012-10-22 14:30

    Steady resutls of empty promisses. Or is that our government. IM confsed now

  • GregGow1234 - 2012-10-22 14:32

    Both Obama and Romney are knobs

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-22 16:48

      Last I checked, Casters balle were declared non-existent. You have just shown yourself to be a racist. Small wonder you support the Republican moron.

  • Poloyatonki1.lee - 2012-10-22 14:32

    Who cares, the guys who were responsible for Global Economic meltdown are still in charge at wall street.

  • michael.loehrer.3 - 2012-10-23 01:23

    Let me think---Hmmmm-----Isn't it the LA Times that is holding an Obama film that would expose him as an Israeli hating pro-Palestinian? Just wondering

  • Rational100 - 2012-10-23 07:54

    This is one debate that Governor Romney will never forget...he was simply left clutching at straws and President Obama was on song! If foreign policy is anything to go by in votes, then Obama was way ahead and clearly articulated his position. Love him or hate him, the man is eloquent and in touch with the real world. The world at large would be more peaceful and on economic recovery with him than the Republican candidate.

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