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Cartoon(s) of the Week… Getting down to election day. Are there issues that concern you?

Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Is this what Republicans really believe? Looks like it.

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Clay Bennett in The Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Now which party wants to take away safe medical abortions chosen by women?

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Mike Peters in the Dayton Daily News:

Did you remember to turn back your clocks today?

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

I hope she has an allowance…

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Glen McCoy in the Fairview Heights News:

Halloween is past. Let’s get out and vote and do something about this.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – OK, the campaign is almost over but Romney has made an impression…

Adam Zyglis in The Buffalo News:

And Monday night we’ll hear his foreign policy ideas…

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David Fitzsimmons in the Arizona Daily Star:

Then again, Romney seems to present the Voter’s Right To Choose.

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

Is there anything Romney won’t switch positions on?

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune

Winning and Losing causes great party differences…

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Matt Bors in the Portland Mercury:

And he keeps up his attempt to get women’s votes…

 

 

Wow! The Salt Lake Tribune has endorsed Obama over Romney!

Here’s a surprise… the biggest Mormon area newspaper is endorsing Obama… here’s part of their editorial:

Obama has earned another term

Nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee’s political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan governorship of a Democratic state, and his head for business and the bottom line all inspire admiration and hope in our largely Mormon, Republican, business-friendly state.

But it was Romney’s singular role in rescuing Utah’s organization of the 2002 Olympics from a cesspool of scandal, and his oversight of the most successful Winter Games on record, that make him the Beehive State’s favorite adopted son.

In short, this is the Mitt Romney we knew, or thought we knew, as one of us.

Sadly, it is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”

In considering which candidate to endorse, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.

Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.

 

So what is Romney and his bunch thinking after this editorial? Certainly he must feel betrayed… or maybe he will start seeing himself the way the rest of us see him as he switches from character to character.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The politics of money…

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

America seems to be based on the importance of money…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

…and it is easy to sell the rich folks’ budget to the candidate…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… and money leads principle in getting the nomination…

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Steve sack in the Star Tribune:

…and let’s make sure the government doesn’t get what’s due…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

… as long as the Middle Class gives its all.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Court Protects Us All

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Government of the people, by the people and for the people…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Government by the majority…

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Stuart Carlson in GoComics:

Government serves and protects…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

Government responds to the needs of the people…