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What I Ask of Romney and Obama

CalGTR Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 2:40 PM
It's not pandering. Romney always tries to surround himself with the most capable people, and he doesn't care where they come from. He also values people that will offer counter opinions, and that generally means he's going to end up with some diversity on this staff/cabinet. And, let's get real here, folks. In order to govern, you have to get elected. It's great to be unaffected by politics, but Johnson won't win a thing, and thus will not be able to help our dire situation. I'm OK with Mitt highlighting women from his MA staff, for example, if it means he gets to sit in the oval office and start turning our fiscal mess around.

The Republican Convention ended on the theme "Believe in America." That sounded nice, but it was just another platitude. Mitt Romney's speech was filled with platitudes: "We will honor America's democratic ideals. ... We're united to preserve liberty."


Liberals and conservatives have real differences. We should state them.

America is going broke, and tough decisions must be made. To save our future, we must slow the growth of entitlements and military spending. Mitt Romney was silent about that.

Sure, "Believing in America" means individuals get to decide how to run the businesses we create. But it...