COLUMBIA, S.C.-- The editorial board of The State, Palmetto State's largest newspaper, is now endorsing presidential candidate Mitt Romney with just two days before the South Carolina GOP primary election. The paper had initially supported Jon Huntsman but the former Utah governor then awkwardly dropped out on the same day of the endorsment.
"Romney was not our first choice for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, but he was one of two candidates who stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field as sensible, experienced grownups with a history of making things work rather than pursuing ideological fetishes, " The statement reads in today's edition.
"The Republican Party needs a leader who can pull it back from the brink, reminding voters and other candidates alike that passing ideological litmus tests is not a virtue and that negotiation and compromise are not sins, but rather the essential building blocks of a republic. In fact, that view of politics and government is what our nation needs. We will be looking for Mr. Romney to provide it, " the paper concludes.
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