From the newspaper's endorsement editorial:
Today, we endorse a successful leader focused on economic recovery and growth and deficit reduction.Quad-City Times: Our presidential endorsement: Ready for change...Mitt Romney
We endorse a proven manager who won’t need on-the-job training. We endorse a compromiser who offers the best hope of breaking congressional gridlock.
Most of all, we endorse change.
We endorse Mitt Romney for president.