My recent article, Mitt Romney Is Not the Answer, generated an unusually high number of personal emails along with some fascinating comments.
The praise was effusive: “Michael Brown, this is the best column I have read on TH in years.” (Summers) “It’s very seldom that I agree with a column as completely as I agree with this one.” (Kepha) “Wow, I could have written this article myself, if I were so eloquent.” (Bob62) “Thank you, my sentiments and Christian beliefs, exactly!!!” (Angel56) “Mega-kudos for an article that ‘tells it like it is.’” (Billautonomy)
The criticism was equally effusive: “You hooked me with the title and lost me with the article. What a bunch of baloney.” (MatthewlovesAyn) “What a strange article. Mr. Brown seems very confused.” (stedes) “I think Mr. Brown (the Article writer) should maybe think of another profession, he’s completely lost it on this one, or maybe take more time to investigate what he plans to write. . . . Brown sounds like he fell off his rocker and has lost his mind.” (tallen) “RIGHT ON! Who the heck is he anyway. Never heard of him before. He is obviously quite full of himself. Quite the judgmental jerk if you ask me.” (cwilson482)
PsychoDad continued the love-fest, also raising another issue. “Well this column was a waste of pixels. For one claiming to be a Christian, you certainly seem involved with yourself. I’m so sorry that Jesus isn’t running for president, but thank you for deigning to vote for the best that we poor lost Republicans can come up with.”
Yes, it seems that I stirred things up with my lack of faith in the Republican establishment: “Why don’t you stop undermining the Republican Party and the man who has been chosen to take back America. I’m truly fed up with this type of blatant and continuous caterwauling. Let us move forward or live under a Marxist regime.” (MarieJ) “It should also be perfectly clear that carping about Romney helps Obama. Saying that they are the same is either ignorant or dishonest and plays into the hands of the liberal trolls.” (SWIT)
There were the expected allegations that I was not excited about Romney because he’s a Mormon: “Romney is a very good and decent man and the Brown type naysayers are really just Bigots - because he is a Mormon, and yes a christian!” (Tyke) “Romney is a Christian in the truest sense of the word but this guy infers that he is anything but. People’s ignorance makes me sick.” (cwilson482)
Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He is the author of 25 books, includingLine of Fire. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.