Election 2012

Washington Post Endorses Barack Obama

Also endorsed him in 2008


President Obama picked up the endorsement of The Washington Post, which said the president would be better at helping put the country on a sound, economic footing.

"President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney," The Post writes.

The newspaper, which endorsed Mr. Obama four years ago, writes that its eyes "are open to the disappointments of Mr. Obama's first term," which it said included his failure to push for a bipartisan budget deal. The Post said he runs a White House that is "arrogant and thin-skinned."