1. Endorsement

    Union Leader: Newt for President

    NAPLES, FL - NOVEMBER 25: Republican presidential hopeful and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a crowd at a Hilton Hotel on November 25, 2011 in Naples, Florida. Gingrich discussed foreign policy issues and restated his position on illegal immigrants in the United States. Gingrich, who has rose in recent polls following strong debate performances, had been written off earlier this year and is now expected to do well in the Iowa caucuses in early January.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    In a front-page editorial that the press is already heralding as the latest boost for the once-dead presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich, the influential New Hampshire Union Leader announced its support for Gingrich in the state’s January primary. Writing for the paper, publisher Joseph W. McQuaid says, “It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing.” McQaid adds: “Newt Gingrich is by no means the perfect candidate. But Republican primary voters too often make the mistake of preferring an unattainable ideal to the best candidate who is actually running.”

    Read it at the New Hampshire Union Leader