Romney picks up major newspaper endorsement but does it mean anything?

Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of Iowa’s largest newspaper as the Des Moines Register — for the first time in 40 years — gave its nod to a Republican for President. The last Republican to gain the Register’s seal of approval was Richard Nixon in his re-election bid in 1972. Romney’s campaign immediately flooded the Internet with Tweets and posts about the endorsment. But, in the real scheme of things, newspaper endorsements don’t sway voters.  Public opinion polls show most voters hold media is about as low a light as politicians. “There was a time when newspaper endorsements meant
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Foreign crisis could be bad news for Romney

With protests at U.S. embassies and four Americans dead, Mitt Romney is suddenly facing a presidential election focused on a foreign policy crisis he gambled wouldn’t happen. But it did happen — and at a bad time for the GOP hopeful. Momentum in the race is on President Barack Obama’s side and Republicans are fretting over the state of their nominee’s campaign. To shift the trajectory, Romney’s plan boils down to this: Spend big money on TV and work harder. It’s unclear how long this bout of Middle East unrest will last, and the Republican’s aides concede that the former
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