Fairfax, VA – OCTOBER 19: U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters during a rally at George Mason University October 19, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia. Obama and his opponent, Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are battling for Virginia’s 13 electoral votes, which Obama won in 2008. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the New York Times editorial board endorsed President Barack Obama for president this weekend.
The venerable newspaper applauded the president’s role in rescuing the U.S. economy and passing health care reform while slamming Republican Mitt Romney for linking up with ultraconservative forces that control the Republican Party and embraced their policies, including reckless budget cuts and 30-year-old, discredited trickle-down ideas.”
The editorial added that Romney “has gotten this far with a guile that allows him to say whatever he thinks an audience wants to hear.”
The newspaper endorsed Obama in 2008, and has backed Democrats in every election since 1960.