Union Leader: Romney Isn't 'Inevitable'

Editor backs up surprise today's endorsement of Gingrich
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2011 11:29 AM CST
Union Leader: Romney Isn't 'Inevitable'
Mitt Romney speaks to employees at BAE Systems in Nashua, NH, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Republicans probably aren't going to get their ideal candidate in this election cycle, but that doesn't mean that Mitt Romney's steady-but-less-than-inspiring candidacy is destined to win the nomination. So argues Andrew Cline, the New Hampshire Union Leader editorial page editor behind today's surprise endorsement of Newt Gingrich, reports Politico. Calling Romney a "very play-it-safe candidate" who would be "perfect for the 19th century," Cline today backed up his paper's decision, saying, "We need a candidate that is bold in his leadership." Cline also denied that the Union Leader was attempting to become a kingmaker, saying, "We’re not trying to attach our name to a winner." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:

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