Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world's toughest job. We valued Obama's pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship.

The hopes of those days went unfulfilled.

The New York Daily News gave its endorsement to Mitt Romney this morning. They focused most of their editorial on backing Romney's economic policies. Their editorial board says that "Romney's not perfect," but in this case, "growing the economy takes precedence" over flawed gun control and immigration policies.