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Friday, September 21, 2012

Mitt's 47% comment just casual remark

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Editor:
Just read the report by Robert Reich… my reaction is, he is better than this. Yes, he was one of the most far left members of the Clinton administration but, while I disagreed with his approach often, I was always impressed with his seriousness. Now, he has entered the swamp of shameful election utterings.

He was referring to Romney’s comment about the 47%, a casual comment not deserving a national debate then goes on to question Romney's very reason for existence. Whether you agree or disagree with Romney, you cannot make a case for lack of character against a man who has spent his life helping the less fortunate.

We have a world at the precipice of serious upheaval with the Muslim Caliphate forming in the Middle East,  terror attacks on our embassies, the murder of an ambassador and Iran close to the development of a nuclear weapon yet the main stream media is concerned about Princess Kate’s sun worshiping and thirsting over minor misspeaks (or perceived misspeaks).

A free press and statesmen are a good thing, good enough things that America should give them a try.
Bob Edwards
Payson
(Bob Edwards is a former Michigan state legislator and former mayor of Payson.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen. That 47% comment has been twisted around like a pretzel, and all he was saying was that he knew he wouldn't be able to get those particular voters.

People took it to mean he didn't care about those people; he was speaking in a campaign context, that he couldn't "worry" about votes he knew he couldn't take from Obama.

And there are so many bigger fish to fry. This thing in the middle east is getting scarier by the minute, and Obama parties on.....