Detroit paper thanks Obama for bailout, endorses Romney

(The Hill) The Detroit News is thanking President Obama for his administration’s $80-billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, but the self-proclaimed conservative newspaper is endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for president.

In an editorial published Thursday, the paper said it was not an easy decision to endorse Romney over Obama considering the loans that were given to General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 and 2009. But the newspaper said the former Massachusetts governor would be a better fit for the White House in 2012.

“Don’t assume that it was a no-brainer for a conservative newspaper to endorse a conservative presidential candidate,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote.



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