Re: Guest column, “The Only Viable Candidate, And He’s Getting Trashed by His Party Because of His Religion,” William Farrar Jr., Sunday’s MDJ
Mr. Farrar goes to great lengths to address the absolute irrelevance of Mitt Romney’s religion. He also contends that Romney is “the only viable candidate,” and states that Romney is going to be the next president. He quotes Romney’s father as saying, after a tour in Vietnam, “We are being brainwashed in Vietnam.” I am a Vietnam vet and Romney’s father was right. Farrar went on to say, “That statement, fueled by the media, cost him the presidency. But he spoke the truth.”
He also disparagingly and accurately mentioned Newt Gingrich, saying “There is no way this man can be elected with the media against him.”
And yet Mr. Farrar does not even mention Ron Paul as a “viable candidate,” even though he is supported by over 70 percent of our military and has received more campaign contributions from our military than all the other candidates combined and by some polls is now in second place and climbing.
Paul speaks the plain, hard constitutional truth and many special interests, including those who control our brainwashing media, do not want us to hear it. Our military men and women are telling us something important and we should listen to them. They are telling us that putting that little yellow ribbon on your car to honor them is nice, but absolutely pointless if you do not listen to what they are telling you.
One of the most painful wounds I got in Vietnam was on the very tip of the middle finger of my left hand. It was cut to the bone and the corpsman quickly stitched it up for me. I now sometimes enjoy holding it up and showing the scar to those who will not listen to our military. Semper Fidelis.
Kenneth D. Parrott