Who Did You Endorse for President? Barack Obama or Mitt Romney

We asked Patch readers last week to share their endorsements and invited them to blog about it. Here's a round up of what YOU said.

Last week we asked you, the Patch readers, to share your political opinions and you certainly answered. 

Our story asking for your comments in reaction to three of the state's major newspaper endorsements for presidential candidates attracted more than 400 comments. And in our unscientific poll, 56 percent of you endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

As promised, here's a round up of political blogs posted to Patch sites in Ohio over the last week. Don't see a blog from your town? It's not too late to have your say. And it's easy to blog. 

Just go to your home Patch site and click on the "start a blog" link under the editor's top four stories of the day (on the mid left side of the page).  

Remember, a blog doesn't have to be War and Peace. Some of our comments are already meaty enough to live in their own blogs.


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Cleveland Heights Patch:

Get Rid of the Electoral College

Colter95 October 28, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Romney!! Why? Read on: The real flip-flopper is Obama... Obama has done that so many times it's hard to keep track. He voted against increasing the debt limit, and then supported raising it. Campaigned against the Bush tax cuts, and then extended them. Promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, and then doubled it. Vowed the unemployment rate would be below 8% if his stimulus was passed, but then it broke 10%. Only an artificial stimulus by the Federal Reserve now has it under 8%, barely. Promised shovel ready jobs, then admitted they weren't shovel ready. Said if you like your health plan you can keep it, but then threw seniors off Medicare Plus and employers are now saying they'll dump people onto the public exchange. Promised to have health care negotiations on live tv, but then reversed himself. Indicated Bush violated the Constitution, then carried out warrantless wiretaps, indefinite detentions, secret renditions,quadrupled drone attacks, and kept Guantanamo Bay open. Voted against the Patriot Act, but then supported its extension. Said lobbyists wouldn't work in the White House, then gave them waivers to work there. Vowed to take public financing for his 2008 campaign, then refused it when he realized he would receive more without it. Obama said his administration would be the most transparent in history. Yet his lies and coverup attempts on Benghazi are still at hand, while he tries to wait it out past the election.
Brian Nails October 29, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Anyone who, at this point, is still choosing to support Romney is making a fatal mistake. The fact that he cannot give any specificity or further detail to his supposed economic plan to create more jobs is dangerous, as is the fact that he claims he will not ask the highest income Americans to pay anymore tax. This is because when any average person thinks about the fact that he also wants to add "trillions" of dollars to the military, which they have not asked for, there is no way, no how, this is not going to drive us into further recession. We cannot go down that road. We have come too far. And his social policies? The world is watching. For every single woman, every single person of color, every single person of every faith and denomination - we have come too far, America. We are moving forward.
Henry W. Hilger October 29, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Compared to the community Organizer, Mitt Romney is a business man, has class, is presidential and an excellent communicator. He will get my vote. However I am upset with the Speaker of the House and the Republican Leadership. No Republican member of the House or Senate has the courage or stamina to demand that Obama open his sealed records, guarded by numerous attorneys. I will never vote for any of them again.
Keith Best October 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM
What makes people think a First-term senator who spent most of that First-term running for another office, knows anything about being a Chief Executive? Obama is a great campaigner, and that's it, for that's all he knows how to do. He had 4 years where he proved he is still in over his head. It's time for a real Commander-in-Chief.....not a Pretender-in-Chief. That is why we need Mitt Romney.
Reds fan October 29, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I supported Obama in 08 because the country was in bad shape. Obama was right that the deficit and spending was out of control. It was time for a change and Obama promised to cut the debt which we all know he did not. How can we trust him? Unfortunately Obama only said those things to get our votes and he has not only continued to borrow money from China, he proposes even more spending which means more borrowing. This is crazy. I can't manage my house like that so why can the government. I don't love Romney but just like obama got his chance and failed, Romney is getting a shot.
Adel Williams October 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Romney kinda scares me because of his sly face but Barack Obama is my favorite because he is the first Black President. Plus if he is our first black president why should that end because a governer that we won't even like wants to be president?
Carl Jensen October 30, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Looking at the facts...Republicans have the gall to claim Obama’s Policies are failing…when the House Republican’s are deliberately BLOCKING bills that can help our families....Despite this lack of cooperation from the Right Wing Tea Party Republicans, Obama was able to*...(1) Economic stimulus package, which rescued the world economy from collapse. Much of the money given to banks has been paid back with interest. (2) Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), greatly strengthening protections against mortgage fraud *...(3) Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act, protecting against excessive rate increases and other abuses *...(4) Unemployment insurance for up to 99 weeks for the unemployed and modernized state UI programs to cover more of the unemployed.*... (5) Auto industry rescue, which saved tens of thousands of jobs and stabilized the economies of auto-industry states. (6) Signed the HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment) Act, which provides incentives for small businesses and other measures that foster job creation*...I am a Republican who is voting in the BEST interest of my family. As far as Barrack Obama...whatever faults he has, they are nothing compared to those of his opponent. Obama has been intellectually honest with the public, respectful of his critics, willing to listen to people of opposing views. He has led the nation into a steadily stronger economy.
Carl Jensen October 30, 2012 at 06:29 AM
VOTE...IN YOUR FAMILIES BEST INTEREST....THERE IS ALLOT AT STAKE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS....Romney/Ryan Rebublican Agenda basically proposes three big things: slashing Medicaid, cutting taxes on corporations and high-income people, and replacing Medicare with a drastically less well funded voucher system. These concrete proposals would, taken together, actually increase the deficit for the first decade and beyond. Mitt Romney said at the first debate, that he had a "plan" for health care that included pre-existing conditions and the next day his campaign said that was NOT correct. So, GOOD LUCK in finding an insurance company who accepts pre-existing conditions! This applies to EVERYONE...not just seniors!.... Not even the over 55 seniors are safe if Medicare is slowly starved of funding as Republicans plan to do..... VOTE…in your families BEST interest…We all know what it has been like for our families and friends, since 2008, when wall street recklessness and the banks crashed the economy. We just cannot go BACK to the FAILED Bush Policies that Romney embraces, that almost sent us into a Depression!...
Reds fan October 30, 2012 at 04:04 PM
The crazies have started to mobilize.....ah, Carl medicare is being slashed by Obama for Obamacare which adds to the deficit. How come you never provide any facts with your crazy comments? For example, if Medicare spending is $800 billion this year and only takes in $200 billion, it's running in the black - a shortfall. It's easy to say don't touch my stuff except when it isn't being paid for now. Should we keep borrowing and pay for this or do something about it? And stop with your holier than though Bush polices...Obama voted for all of them...the tax cuts, the wars, the budgets.....they are Obama's failed policies too!!!
Ed Fisher October 30, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Your constant repetition is of no value in this or any discourse. Try to come up with some original thought.
Reds fan October 30, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Isn't that all the Democrats do Blame bush Not me Inherited Someone else's fault Hypocrits are abound..... track records matter.....4 years of high debt and no jobs......that's pretty weak
Tom Mcfalls October 30, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Obama is an arrogant left wing liberal. He will not work with anyone unless he can pry a vote out of you. He had one thing he should have been focused on was jobs. He blew it.
Rebecca S. October 30, 2012 at 06:12 PM
We need to wake up and realize that we are in a two party dictatorship. We keeping voting in democrats and republicans, and nothing ever really changes. We are still at war, debt is going through the roof and we are losing our freedoms. If you don't know what the NDAA is, then look it up and know that while Obama signed it, Romney also supports it. They both support the Patriot act. If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil! Take a look at the third party candidates (which the media has purposefully blacked out). Gary Johnson has the experience and plan to really change the path that this country is headed. He has my vote.
James Murphy October 30, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Adel ....WOW really your going to vote because he is black and romney has a "sly face" ADEL YOU ARE A RACIST
Colter95 October 31, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Romney will win, and this is why: Obama has been an economic disaster the last four years, and this Benghazi disgrace is completely unacceptable... This country does not reward failure and dishonesty out of the White House... http://obamalies.net/list-of-obamas-failures http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/patti-schmidt-list-of-obama-s-failures-is-long/article_7a139146-fec2-11e1-8e81-0019bb2963f4.html http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/08/obamas-foreign-policy-failures-catalogued.php http://www.facebook.com/notes/republican-security-council/the-top-10-obama-flip-flops-by-ari-fleischer/171275079638338 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100083104/the-u-turn-president-barack-obama-top-ten-flip-flops/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi You see, it's easy to run on a slogan, like Obama did in 2008... Hope and change, baby... It's much harder to do once you have a record that can be reviewed... He also said in 2008 that if he didn't get the job done in four years, that it would be a one term deal... Well, he hasn't delivered, so time to let him keep his word... Romney/Ryan 2012
Colter95 October 31, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Obama and his campaign have been pretty loose with the facts, and the bailout is no exception. http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/23/fact-check-text-of-2008-romney-op-ed-debunks-obamass-auto-bailout-attack/ And if you don't want to read the entire article, all you really need to do is read this Romney quote: In the op-ed, Romney said he thought the government should play a role in handling a managed bankruptcy. “The American auto industry is vital to our national interest as an employer and as a hub for manufacturing,” Romney wrote in the op-ed. “A managed bankruptcy may be the only path to the fundamental restructuring the industry needs. It would permit the companies to shed excess labor, pension and real estate costs. The federal government should provide guarantees for post-bankruptcy financing and assure car buyers that their warranties are not at risk.” “In a managed bankruptcy, the federal government would propel newly competitive and viable automakers, rather than seal their fate with a bailout check,” Romney added. That doesn't sound like a guy bent on liquidated the auto industry, which has been the Obama claim... More Obama lies... Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/23/fact-check-text-of-2008-romney-op-ed-debunks-obamass-auto-bailout-attack/#ixzz2ApwKBolF And lets not forget about this little debacle: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi
Murphy-Solon October 31, 2012 at 01:48 AM
This Patch system is running so slow tonight
A October 31, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Obviously Obama has done very well especially considering what he got when he started (aka The Bush depression) and the recalcitrant republicans in blocking him at every step even to help the country out minimally (traitors). End result is that we are not losing 500K jobs per month from the Bush 8 years, DOW, S&P & other indicies are up, housing is starting to form a bottom, bin Laden is dead and all this with the republicans as truants! LOL Sore losers! 4 more years for Obama? Hell no. 40 more years for Obama! .
Murphy-Solon October 31, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I agree with you A. Four years ago I observed something that I've never observed before. The Wall Street banks completely melted down. Our housing market totally collapsed. I never thought that in 4 years time: "Happy days would be here again" With our disadvantage vis a vis the cheap global labor market, I doubt that 4 years from now "Happy days will be hear again". The depression lasted 11 years and only ended due to the WWII stimulus. I'm hunkered down for a tough long road. Recovering from economic ruin does not pay respect to America's addiction to instant gratification.


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