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10/12/2012 5:11:00 AM
Romney winner in debate?

To the Editor:

On the surface Romney walks away as the big winner in last week’s presidential debate. He was clearly a more nimble, unpredictable, moving target, walking away with a seemingly decided win over a rather wooden, deer-in-the-headlights President Obama.  

At least that’s what it probably looks like to most people. And you’ve got to hand it to Romney and his handlers — his performance was really slick. Moreover, Obama was certainly caught off guard and not on his game.

However, when you place the statements that Romney made during the debate in the context of other things he has said during the course of his campaign, what emerges is a picture of someone who is truly not only a moving target, but a transformative one as well.  And you have to ask yourself, “Will the real Romney stand up, please — that is, who is the real Romney?”  

And if you think there’s a simple answer to that question, then you’re as much of a fool as Obama looked during the debate.

The real Romney is inscrutable, with one exception — he wants to win the presidency at all costs. That is, he will say whatever it takes to whatever audience to curry their votes — and that includes making contradictory, incompatible statements from one occasion to the next or even during the same occasion.  

Romney is an Etch-a-Sketch maven extraordinaire. But, with the exception of his ambition, that also makes him a completely hollow man — someone who has no center — someone you cannot count on for consistency and integrity.

The only thing you can count on with Romney is raw opportunism — a quality which may have served him well at Bain Capital. But do we really want someone like that as President of the United States?  

Ask yourself that. Do we, do we really?

Bill Schweisheimer
Arbor Vitae

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Article comment by: Chuck White


Talk about "talking points"

My hope is that Romney will lose and then there will be the opportunity to investigate the absolute criminal that he is. Should he be elected, we'll not find out, as the justice dept. doesn't have the spine to open it up-regardless of whose president. And then you shall get what you ask for and be sorry for it!

You just might want to think more clearly.

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012
Article comment by: Patrick Murphy

Tuesday nights debate will be great as obama will have to try to explain his Libya cover up and biden's misstep. Romney is the only man capable and qualified to get this country out of the financial mess this pres has driven us to. And, you have managed to echo all of the Dems talking points in your article. Why not try coming up with something on your own.
Oh yeah, you need the government to tell you how to live and speak.

Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Article comment by: CHARLES WHITE

Well stated Bill Romney would run the country as he ran Bain. All for one and none for all in the VP debate it was man against boy Biden clearly the winner and champion of everyman.

Next stop, Tuesday, where the prez will have 2 guns ready one for each of the Romneys!

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