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posted: 10/31/2012 4:00 AM

Endorsement has no rational basis

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Really? Have you even glanced at Mitt Romney's record as governor? Forty-seventh in job creation. Even worse in small business startups. GDP growth of only 1.5 percent. Dozens of tax increases labeled "fees." A $1.2 billion deficit. An approval rating of 37 percent when he left office.

You suggest that your endorsement is based on Romney's experience in business. OK -- if by business you mean mastering the art of financial manipulation and speculation. Romney and Bain Capital never really built anything useful or meaningful -- no new products or services or processes. They used borrowed money to buy strip and flip other people's businesses to line their own pockets. Profit, not job creation was their goal.

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Did the Olympics thing factor into your decision? Maybe you liked how Romney was able to secure the giant federal bailout required to fund the "rescue."

Your endorsement has no rational or basis. There is nothing to suggest that Romney will be any better than the current president. There's lots to suggest he'll be far worse (especially if he maintains his "severely conservative" ties to the Tea Partyers infecting his party). Don't you guys ever read your own paper?

JW Whalen

Elk Grove Village

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