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Troy152 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 9:05 AM
My take on Romney is he is a very rich man,but a person would never know it, he don't rub his good fortune in anyone's face. He has worked for his money,maybe the kind of work he did was wrong in some people's eyes, but people don't get rich unless someone else looses.Buying and selling companies should actually help people, in return he and his company has made a great deal of money.(which if given the chance anyone else would do).He does love his country and his heart is in the right place..He don't hang out with the rich like some people do..His vacations are down to earth,He knows how to use money and save money, unlike some in Washington, He is the best thing going for working Americans, he knows the value of a dollar.............
faultroy Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 12:07 PM
My take on Romney is that he is whatever you want him to be--as long as you will vote for him and allow him to be President. And yeah, "he don't hang out with the rich like some people do..."--LOL!!--Just ask those owners of Nascars that he bragged about hanging out with!!!!--LOL!!!--You're funny, you make me laugh. Would you like some more kool-aid?????
Milt37 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 11:51 AM
Troy,

While most of your post on point, I take exception to one of your comments:

"...but people don't get rich unless someone else looses."

This is based on the liberal idea that economics is zero-sum game, which it isn't. There is no fixed amount of money. If someone opens a little coffee shop and hires a few waitresses and a busboy, everyone gets richer. The owner gets richer more quickly, but his three employees (who presumably are doing better that before they got the jobs), are also getting richer.
We've all heard the objection that political conventions have become empty kabuki theater. The high drama of multiple ballots is dead and gone. Uncertainty about the outcome is no more. "Today," laments political guru Mike Murphy, "delegates are bound through the application of TV ad ratings points, not machine deals. They sit in the convention hall like the background actors in a TV show, milling about to the director's orders, wearing costumes and denied a single line. It seems a shabby ending to a great tradition. It's time for a mercy killing."

Mike Murphy is an astute observer of...