"Mitt Romney Best Choice For President"
New Smyrna Beach Observer
"Although the Florida primary is more than six months away, we believe it is important to get behind the candidate we feel is best suited to be the next president of the United States: Mitt Romney.
"We feel his vision and leadership are vital to providing for our national interests as well as economic stability and growth in a shrinking world market. "Romney is not the frontrunner in the Republican Party, but he is the clear candidate of choice in looking at former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's liberal politics and Sen. John McCain's old-school Washington insider status." ...
"So why now? Why not wait until the primaries? "The answer is simple.
"We've seen and heard enough from the debates to know that McCain is yesterday's news and outside of his 9/11 heroics, Giuliani doesn't have a national platform.
"Romney has a strong campaign base. "The fact that Romney won the governorship in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the most liberal of all the states, speaks volumes about his broad appeal – his Reaganesque appeal, something this country vitally needs.
"With a war raging in Iraq, instability among the [Palestinians] and Israel and Iran's veiled threats and nuclear program, the nation needs to get behind the strongest candidate. "That candidate is Mitt Romney.