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3 Qualities the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Must Have

Gazinya Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 6:21 PM
If you had ever worked where 'years on job' meant 'increase pay for the experience' you would know that to give a 'new hire' the same wage you worked for 5 years to earn, you would not be so generous with your pay. How does an employer make up the 'pay scale' of the loyal employee that now has the experience of the job and the new employee? How do you think you would feel if your employer or you had to tell your employee that there will be no raises because that money has been given to the new guy? Santa Fe NM just raised the minimum wage to $10.60/hr and it will go up 3% in March. How can you get so much happyness from the waitress when she spent 5 yrs to get to $10.60/hr and the 'newbie' get the same wage and still needs training?

I must confess in 2012 -- almost from the beginning -- I felt inclined to vote for Mitt Romney for president of the United States. His intellect, extraordinary business record, and honorable career in public service convinced me that he was uniquely qualified to serve faithfully in that office. But there was something else: As a moderate hailing from a deeply blue state, I thought he could appeal to centrist Republicans and right-leaning Independents nationwide -- perhaps enough of them to give him a decided edge on Election Day.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

And yet to say that Governor Romney...