An analysis of the candidates' positions by Architectural Record summed it up this way:
"The current administration encourages cities and states to spend federal money on projects that enhance the public realm.... Romney’s domestic agenda has essentially one goal: spend less money.... If you speak with advocates for cities, transportation spending, or smart growth, you will often hear a hopeful refrain: that if Romney wins he may govern as the moderate former governor, not the conservative who ran for president. But Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, author of a budget plan more extreme than his own, as his running mate is not an encouraging sign for urbanists."
Without hesitation, Be the BQE's first-ever endorsement goes to former Governor Michael Dukakis!