Ringing Endorsement

Detroit News Begrudgingly Backs Romney

The editors of the Detroit News gave Mitt Romney somewhat of a backhanded endorsement Thursday, putting their faith in the Republican presidential nominee's' 5-point economic plan "despite his wrong-headedness on the auto bailout." Still, they insisted not "assume it was a no-brainer for a conservative newspaper to endorse a conservative presidential candidate. We recognize and are grateful for the extraordinary contribution President Obama made to Michigan in leading the rescue of General Motors and Chrysler..." they write. "Had Obama done as well with the rest of the economy, it would be hard to deny him a second term."