The New York Post has endorsed Gov. Mitt Romney for president.
Bearing a front page split photo of the governor and an empty chair made popular by Clint Eastwood's one-sided RNC "conversation," the newspaper cited in an editorial Thursday what it calls "America's woeful economy and the demonstrated inability of President Obama to cope with it.''
It says Obama claims he inherited the mess, but says the president has "done nothing to fix it.'' The Post says "hoping for change" has proved unsound footing for effective national policy. It can't create jobs or reduce deficits, the paper said.
The Post says the debates showed Romney has the experience and temperament to address America's economic woes instead of "just blaming others.''
On foreign policy, the paper said the unrest in the Middle East "testifies to Obama's inability to get the job done.''