“Many newspapers will endorse presidential candidates. … We do deal with facts surrounding the campaigns on an almost daily basis. It's the consideration of those facts that leads the editorial board to prefer one candidate over another. Except this year. This year, (the Commercial-News) will not make an endorsement. Neither candidate … offers the nation an opportunity to remedy its fiscal problems and make progress on a national scale. President Barack Obama decided to expend a great deal of political capital and energy … to win approval of healthcare reform. The plan, despite attempts to paint it otherwise, does hold promise. However, healthcare was not the most pressing issue facing the country at the time. The economy was—and continues to be—the greatest challenge to the nation's future. Former Gov. Mitt Romney … talks a lot about the economy. But his proposals carry little hope of erasing the federal deficit. Romney wants to retain low tax rates for wealthier Americans, saying more money in their hands, and in the coffers of corporations, will yield more jobs. Yet experts say corporations and investors have billions in cash reserves on hand. … Do your own research. ... Make up your own mind. But be sure to vote Nov. 6.”
—Commercial-News, Danville, Ill.