Dear Mitt: Despite the fact that I really do not trust or respect you, I have decided to give you some free political advice. I do it for two reasons: First, I would rather have a president I do not really trust (you) than one I actually despise (Obama). Second, the advisors and spokesmen you are paying are doing a woefully inadequate job of directing your campaign. Let me give you a couple of examples.
After the Chick-fil-A scandal consumed the country for weeks on end, you stated that you wanted to stay out of the controversy and focus on the economy. That was fine, I suppose. But, shortly thereafter, one of your spokespersons went public with the revelation that you oppose the Boy Scout policy of excluding homosexuals from membership. You did not need to weigh in on this issue and alienate social conservatives. We simply cannot imagine why you are bothered by the fact that an organization promoting clean living would want to exclude sodomites. Perhaps you were trying to appease voters who think they have the right to lead pre-pubescent boys on weekend excursions into the woods. But that is an issue for less than one percent of the population. So I am inclined to think you were trying to appeal to independents by saying “Mitt isn’t anti-gay!”
Later on, you really blew it on the abortion issue. The Republicans finally got it right and decided that abortion was not permissible in cases of rape because the baby conceived in rape has more of a right to life than the rapist who is protected from dismemberment by the Eighth Amendment. It was a common sense decision you should have left alone. But perhaps you were trying to appease those who have been impregnated by rapists because you incorrectly assumed that they usually abort under those circumstances. But, again, that is an issue for less than one percent of the population. So I am inclined to think you were trying to appeal to independents by saying “Mitt isn’t anti-woman!”
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