Colorado’s regional newspapers are lining up behind Mitt Romney for President…big time!

This weekend, arguably the state’s three most important regional papers said out with Obama and in with change…as in, Mitt Romney.

“No more years! No more years! No more years!” — seemed to be the collective chant of these influential media voices.

From the normally-liberal Longmont Times Call:

The nation’s lackluster economy, its high unemployment rate, massive and growing debt, growing poverty rates and a lack of leadership in the office of the presidency call for an approach in the White House that Mitt Romney can best fulfill.

Mitt Romney would bring a more balanced and realistic approach to national leadership than the government-centric philosophy advocated by Barack Obama. This nation, after all, was supposed to be a land where the government served the people who were free to pursue their dreams in private enterprise. Romney has worked in the private sector, as governor of Massachusetts, and as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Romney would bring to the presidency a professional background more in tune with what the country needs now in the area of job creation and management.

President Obama has offered four years of trillion dollar budget deficits, contributing at an ever-accelerating pace to the nation’s $16 trillion national debt. If not successfully addressed, young Americans and future generations will be held responsible for this debt, and it will threaten the quality of their lives and of their families. We can do better than this as a nation.

From the fiercely independent Pueblo Chieftain:

In short, with runaway debt and deficits, America is stuck in the doldrums, with the prospect of the United States looking more and more like Greece looming large.

There has to be a better way, and Mitt Romney is pointing to that way. He has outlined a pro-growth package of initiatives that can get this country humming again.

…speaking of leadership, President Obama has squandered America’s role as the leader of the world, a tradition going back to President Harry Truman in the wake of World War II. And it was President Truman who had a sign on his desk proclaiming, “The Buck Stops Here.”

Not with Barack Obama. He’s spent his entire presidency blaming George W. Bush for the nation’s problems.

The “It’s not my fault” rhetoric has grown thin and shabby. It’s time for true change.

And that’s why we urge our fellow Americans to elect Mitt Romney the 45th president of the United States of America.

From the GJ Sentinel, the by-far most read newspaper in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District (behind pay wall):

There’s no question President Barack Obama took over the helm of our nation in the midst of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Our banking system and automobile industry were in danger of imploding. Housing prices were plummeting and unemployment was skyrocketing.

There were also ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama made serious efforts to deal with these problems. He had some successes and a number of failures. But three years and nine months later, with the economy still barely showing any signs of recovery (the much disputed 7.8 percent unemployment rate for September notwithstanding) it’s time to try another path.

…We can’t promise things will be better four years hence if Romney is elected. However, Obama offers little but more of the same ideas under which this nation’s economy has remained stagnant. Also, Wall Street does not seem to trust Obama, which may further restrict economic growth.

The Romney-Ryan plan will be more encouraging to businesses and consumers. It offers more hope for seriously dealing with debt and entitlements and more likelihood of improvement.

Vote for Romney for president.