I don’t enjoy attacking Mitt Romney. I think that he is basically a good man with a fatal flaw., and all of us are flawed in one way or another. Mitt’s flaw is that he wants to be president so badly that he will say and/or do almost anything to be elected. In my opinion, what he should do is reject the nomination offered by the GOP as it is presently oriented. My estimation of his character would be greatly increased by that unexpected action.
I would be happy to see policy discussed in this election rather than all the negative ads. Based on his time as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt has some valuable insights on health care and education to share. He really has nothing to say about national defense or foreign relations, being a complete novice in those areas as well as many others.
Practical politics demand that Mitt’s attacks be answered in kind and volume. It would feel good to turn the other cheek, but that action might very well permit him to win the election. Mitt’s wealthy supporters have no qualms at all about what lies they tell about the President. Hardly a day passes where no new lies don’t make their debut. As a member of the Barack Obama Truth Team, I feel compelled to wade through the filth produced on some blogs written by the Right. When I try to offer corrections and truth, the usual reaction is to be shouted down. Facts and the truth are not welcome.
When the GOP debates started, there was only one qualified candidate on the stage, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., and he dropped out of the race early. I am sure that the Republicans have qualified men and women candidates waiting in the wings. None has come forward seeking the nomination because they know that the GOP would not nominate them and because Barack will likely be re-elected.
P. S. This is post 1,000 on this blog. It took 54 weeks to reach this point. When I was blogging on my.barackobama.com, it took 4.5 years to reach 1200+ articles, but then I didn’t have the freedom to write about whatever I pleased as I do now.