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posted: 10/31/2012 4:06 AM

Welcome show of nonpartisanship

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Welcome show of nonpartisanship

Although we disagree with your endorsement of Mitt Romney in your Sunday, Oct. 28 edition, we appreciate your thoughtful presentation of the reasons behind it.

We personally believe no president could have done a better job of calming the economic turmoil set in motion before the election of 2008 than President Obama. His focus on health care reform was an intelligent recognition of the terrific drain on our economy that our current system poses. So we regard his prioritizing health care reform as an urgently needed remedy for long term economic health. That it became such a divisive issue in the Congress proves only that we have become a nation of reactionary politics ... anything proposed by one side becomes anathema to the other party. His program to sustain the American auto industry was similarly regarded by those who branded it "Government Motors," but look at how many jobs were saved and how quickly the loans were repaid.

What really motivated us to send this response to you, however, was our surprise and admiration for your decision to include the six "Other Endorsements from Near and Far" on the same page as yours. That was a welcome show of nonpartisan editorial comment and, along with your considerable coverage of local and state candidates, is one of the several reasons we have subscribed to the Daily Herald for 20 years.

Rita and Tom Mathern


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