The Salt Lake Tribune says “nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah,” but the problem with the candidate is that he hasn’t shown “the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem-solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago” during the 2002 Olympics.
Where, we ask, is the pragmatic, inclusive Romney, the Massachusetts governor who left the state with a model health care plan in place, the Romney who led Utah to Olympic glory? That Romney skedaddled and is nowhere to be found.
* Tribune endorsement: Too many Mitts (sltrib.com)
* Cover story: Mitt Romney’s Tattoos (newyorker.com)
* Earlier: Tennessean endorses a GOP presidential candidate for the first time ever (jimromenesko.com)