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Union Leader: Newt for President

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.”

November 27, 2011 11:27 AM