“The Salt Lake Tribune, paper of record in the heart of Mormon territory, has endorsed President Barack Obama,” as Politico reports.
“The Salt Lake Trib endorsed Obama in 2008 as well, but given Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, as well as his role in the 2002 Winter Olympics, there was a reasonable expectation that the editorial board might lean the other way.
“The board notes these allegiances — “[Romney's] head for business and the bottom line all inspire admiration and hope in our largely Mormon, Republican, business-friendly state” — and they celebrate his “singular role in rescuing Utah’s organization of the 2002 Olympics from a cesspool of scandal.”
[This] 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?”
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