The largest newspaper in Arizona on Thursday night endorsed Mitt Romney in the state's upcoming Republican presidential primary.
In an editorial published on the paper's website and set to appear in Friday's newspaper, the Arizona Republic described Romney as an imperfect politician yet someone with a good track record in business:
There are better orators in American politics. Indeed, the Democrats appear to have one. And certainly there are Republicans who better project the passion for the office they seek. Steady, unflappable Romney would not a "passion president" make.
But there is eloquence in achievement. And, for the task at hand, as defined by Republicans themselves, the real-world achievements of Mitt Romney far surpass those of virtually all the lifelong politicians against whom he is competing.