What does it matter? Especially when so many of us took a chance or two this past week to be just like him? Six hundred fifty one million, nine hundred fifteen thousand, nine hundred and forty chances actually. What does matter is that the man is financially astute.
That he has acquired wealth and lives the life he does isn't reason to disqualify him as a Presidential candidate. Consider how we elevated Warren Buffet to near sainthood as he calls for more taxes on the rich yet hides his wealth in ways that makes his "taxable" income minuscule compared to his actual income. Semantics? Or a tax code the government created?
We're told Romney is a flip flopper. Yep. He has been. But then there isn't a candidate currently running who hasn't been. Is it because he isn't a great speaker, doesn't articulate his ideas well? Take away Obama's teleprompters and his speech becomes full of hesitations and ums and ahs. Hillary is a terrible public speaker. So, should that count?
Sometimes I think we come down on our candidates for all the wrong reasons. They are all going to tell us what their advisers tell them we want to hear. Some advisers are better than others.
Picking good people has gotten to be nearly impossible. I don't like self-piety any more than I like self-aggrandizement. I do admire accomplishment and competence. We assumed it of Obama. Assumptions are dangerous because they are often wrong. Especially that one.
The more I see how the current office holder continues to avoid the responsibilities of his job when it comes to leadership, the more I worry the Koreas and the Middle East are going to become the bane of our existence. Along with the Russians and the Chinese. "More flexibility after the election" as told to Mr. Medvedev, should be a red flag to all of us.
Trying to intimidate the Supreme Court before a decision has even been announced on the health care mandate is arrogance beyond words. Suggesting that to vote against his legislation is judicial activism is beyond intimidation. He should know though, he has put two such justices on that court.
The most important aspect of the upcoming election is in what direction the country will be taken. Do we want what we've had by virtue of staying true to our Constitution or do we want to have Chevy Volts and algae forced upon us before the technology is anywhere near ready?
Just look at those acres and acres of wind turbines covering the countryside along with the scores of dead birds at their bases and ask yourselves if we're really moving ahead or have we only been intimidated into thinking so.