Romney the ‘trust me’ candidate
August 31, 2012 12:00 AM | 985 views | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR: He won’t release any more of his tax returns; he has just indicated that he will not answer any more questions about abortion; he hasn’t said what specific cuts he will make to federal spending and he will not say how he intends to revise the tax code.

So how exactly are we supposed to make a decision as to whether or not to vote for him?

In case it’s not obvious, this is the campaign being run by Mitt Romney. It’s as if we didn’t already have enough concerns about his flip-flopping on such crucial issues as abortion, health-care (read “Romneycare”) and gun control, we are now being asked to “take him at his word” on these as well as other equally important issues.

At one point he was calling for transparency, yet he now seems committed to opacity (another flip-flop); the tragedy may be that he is not only hurting his own chances, but those of other Republican candidates as well. As a consequence, this could threaten his party’s ability to retain/take control of the House and Senate.

It’s Sarah Palin all over again — a great party being devastated by the top of the ticket.

A sad state of affairs indeed.

Gordon P. Rondeau Marietta
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el paso
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September 20, 2012
He will not lay out his plan as he then will have even less chance of being elected. Romney wants to cut all current tax rates by 20% and make it revenue neutral by closing tax loopholes. The tax loop holes to be closed he does not want to talk about are deductions for state and local taxes, mortgage deductions, and the tax exemption people receive when provided employer health care. Surprise surprise, this results in the rich paying less taxes, but is a tax increase for the poor and middle class. Why are so many people foolish enough to even consider voting republican, they are being stooges.
Kevin Foley
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September 04, 2012
Mr. Rondeau - Well said. Pinning Romney down on issues is like trying to nail Jell-o to the wall.

He had an opportunity to tell us specifically what he would do as president in Tampa and instead hid behind his wife before throwing out more falsehoods and obfuscation.

Why is Romney hiding his tax returns? Why is he hiding his money in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands? Why did he erase all his emails as Massachusetts governor?
anonymous
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August 31, 2012
and you expected a full blown plan laid down in front of you at the convention? I think that over the next couple months in speeches and debates you will start seeing the plans. I want to see what the current person brings to the table as well. Will it be speeches aimed at creating fear or reasonable, fiscally responsible plans? I anticipate the former. So try to read and learn so you can make an informed decision. I assume you are not in school anymore so learning falls on your shoulders, no one elses.
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