The Post and Courier, el segundo periódico más antiguo del Sur:
Mitt Romney is the Republican with the best chance of winning the White House in November. But the best reason to vote for him in Saturday's South Carolina primary is this:
He's the best candidate for the job.
The former Massachusetts governor has an impressive record, in and out of public office. His extensive background, steady temperament and sense of purpose make him the right GOP choice for the crucial task of leading our nation out of tough times and virtual political gridlock.
At this point in Barack Obama's presidency, it is sadly clear that he has pushed our nation too far to the left -- and as a direct consequence, far too deeply into record debt. Mr. Romney is a proven fiscal conservative with the ability and resolve required to correct that wayward course. He also has ample experience in forging productive compromises across party lines.
(...) As for countering the rising threat to the fiscal future of the U.S., which has for the first time lost its top credit rating from Standard and Poor's , Mr. Romney has valuable insights from his service not just as a state chief executive but as the founder and CEO of Bain Capital. The GOP rivals who criticize his accomplished leadership of that investment/management firm should know better. Mr. Romney's knowledge of how profits and jobs are created -- and lost -- would serve the nation's economy well in the White House.