I have also maintained that his willingness to abandon, or not to accept, first principles has made these questions reasonable: If Romney is elected president, which Romney will show up for...
No one said they were "deadbeats" or "moochers". The sad fact is that many of these people are hopeless, perhaps justifiably so. They see no practical way of earning a living, or making their way in the world, without some government assistance. In their cases, they must keep their assistance coming, by voting for those politicians who promise to do that; even as most of us see that we must keep our paychecks coming by working. In this, they are truly victims - they have no way to improve their miserable lot.
As readers of this column and viewers of Fox News Channel may know, I have not hesitated to criticize Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and the governor himself. I have argued that his message is muddled and his values are unknown beyond his ardent wish to improve economic conditions through the use of free market mechanisms rather than central economic planning, a position with which I agree entirely.
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