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I suspect that many politicians are or were paying attention to their money. But the real question is not appologizing or attention. Rather it's "What drives Mitt to run?" You surmise that his parents played a large role. In the end, as with most politicians, it's ego. Noone without a huge ego would be running for office, almost noone anyway. But ultimately it's ego that drives them forward. The chance to stand up and be heard and even worshipped by the electorate, or at least their constituency. Mitt's real problem is that being from Massacusets, his constituency has had to be changed.
So why appologize for being a politician? Just run and let things fall where they may. It worked for President Obama!
I agree Tina.It is very curious to me why Mitt will not disclose his tax records. In a he said/ he said debate with Harry Reid, Mitt claims he paid “a lot” of tax over the past ten years. Harry claims he has it on ‘good authority’ that Mitt paid little to O on much of his earnings, that he just recently became a patriot and ante upped a meager 13% (within the law). On the political stage Mitt replies, ‘you people don’t need to know’.
Leading to Dale’s point, where I concur but would add, “Just run ‘with integrity’ and let things fall where they may. It worked for President Obama!”
Tina, At least Romney isn't apologizing for what America did in the past like Obama. Your position would be fine if you held the democrats to the same ethical standards you are requiring from Romney. Enjoy your hypocrisy.
Instead of regurgitating far-right wing bull-hockey pucks, please provide one example of Obama apologizing for America. I only ask for one caveat, please include the entire quote, instead of cherry-picking two or three words out of the full quote.
Also, Romney talked about American greatness. The only problem is that he wrote this book after he helped ship thousands of middle-class American jobs to places like China and India. Our greatness has come from these middle class and Romney worked very hard to enrich himself and his friends by taking away these jobs (and then later saying that he was proud of doing so).
Does this hit piece surprise anyone, coming from a tremendously popular new paper with subscriptions probably running into millions! What a piece of GARBAGE, America Wake Up
Chatman: i agree with sdjtaz. Please give an example of when Obama apologized for America.
In Tina's next partisan hit piece, she might consider apologizing for the incredible double standard she uses in evaluating the candidates for president . . . or she could consider why President Obama never accepts any responsibility for anything, blaming everyone else for the country's failings, hiding behind executive privilege, refusing to enforce democratically passed laws, etc. etc. etc.
I'll call you to task. Please list:
1) things President Obama is responsible for which don't please your fancy2) the country's failings for which you believe President Obama is responsible3) instances of taking executive privilege which you believe are inappropriate4) laws you would have the Federal Government enforce but are not now being enforced
Know this. His "faults" are similiar to those of previous conservative presidents. So just what's your beef?
I'll blame him for taking too long to change foreign policy on making war in Afghanistan and Iraq, for not initiating meaningful talks with Iran, for not giving Israel the "guidance" they need, in short for not leading as he was expected to lead when he "won" the Nobel Peace Price. But in assessing this blame, we have to shoulder our share of that responsibility. A leader can only lead so much. He's trying to lead us, a charging mass of elephants headed for the cliff, but we don't want to "change" directions, even when we once believed in that change.
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