GAME CHANGER: DES MOINES REGISTER ENDORSES ROMNEY:  The editors apparently duked it out but concluded:

The Register’s editorial board, as it should, had a vigorous debate over this endorsement. Our discussion repeatedly circled back to the nation’s single most important challenge: pulling the economy out of the doldrums, getting more Americans back in the workforce in meaningful jobs with promising futures, and getting the federal government on a track to balance the budget in a bipartisan manner that the country demands.

Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate.

After the endorsement, a transcript of the President’s discussion with the Des Moines Register editors was released.  Read it for yourself, but one word came to mind when I read it:  vacuous.