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Romney, Not Obama, Shows Concern For Nation's Poor

McD2004 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:38 AM
Nice interpretation "Raul;" however, the facts don't bear out your hypothesis. His 47% comments have been skewed mercilessly when in fact he was talking about 47% of the registered voters wouldn't vote for him no matter what, so he shouldn't concentrate on them. Good try though. My G'ma was scarred for life by the Depression. One of the things she did was save plastic bags to reuse. This passed on to my mom and she saved plastic bags to reuse (still does). And now three generations after the Great Depression, I save plastic bags to reuse - sure it's cool to reuse and reduce, but that's not why I do it. I do it because my Mom did it and she does it because her Mom did it and her mom was deeply and directly impacted by the Depression...
Jimsd55 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:55 AM
So was your grandma a lifelong republican or democrat?
McD2004 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 9:42 AM
...just like Mitt Romney was directly impacted by the poverty his father was deeply impacted by. He doesn't ONLY mention poverty as a political point. He mentions it because it's a problem in this society. We know he really does care because in his personal before-politics-life, he performed quiet acts of kindness to those less fortunate than him. Your problem is that YOU don't care about the less fortunate and so you don't believe that anyone else can care about them and serve them without an agenda.

CINCINNATI - There's an odd imbalance that few have noticed in this presidential campaign. In the midst of a continuing economic downturn, one candidate talks regularly about poverty, and the other doesn't. The one who does is the Republican, Mitt Romney.

He's done it for a long time. Go back to Romney's March 30 speech in Appleton, Wis., in which he introduced the charge that President Obama is creating a "government-centered society." "Over 46 million Americans are now living in poverty, more than ever before in our nation's history," Romney said. "In households with single moms, over 39 percent are...