The Daily Campus Editorial Board recommends Gov. Mitt Romney for president. The primary issue of the campaign is the economy, largely because President Barack Obama has failed to fix the mess he'd inherited.
The economic situation four years ago was terrible, but the so-called recovery of the last four years has been mediocre at best. President Obama, for all the well-deserved hype he received after his historic election in 2008, has failed to live up to the excitement.
He has not cut the deficit in half as promised -- he didn't even come close. Deficits have been upward of $1 trillion every year he's been in office, and show no sign of improvement in the near future. The economy hasn't recovered to nearly the degree it needs to, and the labor force participation rate is at a 30-year low.