July 30, 2012

Romney's Objective

Below are two quotes; one from Romney while in Israel and the other from a reporter in December 2011. Ask yourself, is the statement by Romney directed more at getting votes or were they made to help address the serious issues in the middle east.

First Romney:
“Culture makes all the difference,” Mr. Romney said. “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.”
“As you come here and you see the G.D.P. per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000, and compare that with the G.D.P. per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” he said. Romney s Comments on Palestinians Draws Criticism, New York Times, July 30, 2011
Now Jodi Kanton of the New York Times
"Nearly four decades ago at Harvard, Mr. Romney embraced an analytical, nonideological way of thinking, say former classmates and professors, one that both matched his own instincts and helped him succeed. On a campus ripe with political and social ferment, he willfully distanced himself not only from politics, but also from larger ideological frameworks and heated debates." At Harvard, A Master Problem Solver, Jodi Kanton, New York Times, December 24, 2011
Whether you believe Mitt Romney should be President depends on what you believe are his objectives. If you believe he will say and do whatever to gain and keep the office of President, he should not be elected. On the other hand, If you believe he will always do what he believes is best for the country, vote for him for President. What was his objective in making the above comment; garnering the Jewish vote or assisting in finding peace in the middle east?

Mr. Romney has a track record of identifying and solving problems. The issue is what does he define as the primary problem. Doing the right thing for the country can be at odds with retaining the office of the Presidency. The two objectives can be mutually exclusive. Which one will he choose; that is the question.

1 comment:

  1. If Romney wins the Presidency it will be only because the same people that ré-elected Bush for a second term went to vote instead of staying home to have their brain ré-washed.

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