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A list of Romney endorsements from newspapers that supported Obama in 2008

As of Monday, there are 28 such switch-overs.

It’s hard to say how much newspaper endorsements matter in a presidential contest, but there’s no doubt that endorsements across the partisan divide draw more attention.  It’s not surprising when the Washington Post endorses the latest Democrat, but when the Des Moines Register gets behind its first Republican in 40 years, there’s a certain shock value to the endorsement.

Not surprisingly, the Republican Party has been happily keeping track of 2008 Obama supporters who have endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012.  As of Monday, they counted 28 such endorsements:

The Des Moines Register (Iowa)

The Quad-City Times (Iowa, Illinois)

The Reno Gazette-Journal (Nevada)

The Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Florida)

The Naples Daily News (Florida)

Florida Today

Pensacola News Journal (Florida)

The Daily Tribune (Michigan)

The Daily Herald (Chicago, Illinois)

The Houston Chronicle (Texas)

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

The Tennessean

The Los Angeles Daily News (California)

The Long Beach Press-Telegram (California)

The Reporter (Vacaville, California)

The New York Observer

The Vancouver Columbian (Washington State)

The Billings Gazette (Montana and Wyoming)

The Pasadena Star-News (California)

The Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming)

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph (West Virginia)

Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise (Massachusetts)

The Layfayette Journal and Courier (Indiana)

The Joplin Globe (Missouri)

The Shreveport Times (Louisiana)

The Cape Cod Times (Massachusetts)

Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Massachusetts)


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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.